A new and sophisticated piece of malware that targets infrastructure operators government organisations has been discovered by security firm Symantec.
Revelations about the underhand tactics used by the NSA to track millions of innocent people continue to flow with the report from The Intercept claiming that the security agency attempted infect the computers of millions of people with malware as part of a programme called “Turbine”.
Researchers from Liverpool and Belfast have developed a new type of computer virus that could be as contagious as the “common cold”.
ZeroAcces, one of the world’s largest for-hire botnets has been disrupted in a joint operation between Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the FBI, and led by Microsoft.
Research shows that a number of high profile porn websites have problems with malicious advertisers attempting to install malware on users’ computers, but why is this problem worse on adult websites than the wider web?
Windows PC users have long known the problems that come with running a computer unprotected by firewalls or antivirus, and Apple OSX users are now being targeted as their market share grows and OSX is no longer finding security by obscurity. But what about smartphones and tablets?
The scale of the recent Flashback trojan infection of Mac computers was a wake-up call to Mac users that their “most secure” operating system was far from that. Security through obscurity was never going to last long when you become one of the largest computer manufacturers in the world, and Apple’s time of sitting on […]
Coming only a few days after Apple had to quickly patch a previous vulnerability found in Java on OSX that was exploited by the Flashback malware – another piece of malware dubbed SabPub is now infecting Macs across the globe. SabPub, or to give it its full name Backdoor.OSX.SabPub, is a little different to the […]
Microsft has spent months working to dismantle the Kelihos botnet, and has found some recent success apparently tracing the man behind the code and operating the botnet to be Andrey N. Sabelnikov – a Russian citizen named in their civil suit over the issue. Botnets are groups of infected “zombie” computers around the world that […]
It’s a new year and a good time to buy a new laptop in the January sales, but 2012 will also see the continued rise of virus, trojan, and malware threats that have been increasing year on year since the 1980s. It is, therefore, more important than ever to keep yourself protected from these problems […]