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A variant of ransomware has been discovered, which encrypts not only files, but the entire hard drive as well. This will then prevent the PC from booting, unless a payment is made.
Victorian police is warning residents against ever using any of the infected devices that have shown up in people's mailboxes. The drives are considered to be "extremely harmful".
A new ransomware sample was found to be pretending as software from Malwarebytes, a cybersecurity firm. It was found out to be malware called 'DetoxCrypto,' discovered back in August.
An Android Trojan called Gugi bypasses new security features implemented in Marshmallow. It will superimpose itself over other apps, and it will request for permission to make calls and send messages.
An experiment was conducted about security by the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. The study sent scam emails to test subjects, and then measured who would open the links inside the message.
A security researcher has found a vulnerability in Google's login pages, which could be manipulated for malware download. However, Google did not consider the issue to be alarming.
A new ransomware variant has been discovered, which is designed for Linux computers. Dubbed 'FairWare,' it deletes files from a server, and then demands money in order for victims to regain them.
A new variant of the dreaded ransomware has been discovered. It utilizes a fake Windows Update screen, in order to deceive users. However, it is actually encrypting files in the background.
Malware are nasty programs that can create quite a havoc on our computers. As time passes by, they evolve exponentially. We would love to know your experience with these things in our latest poll!
A new spam email supposedly containing a clip of presidentiable Hillary Clinton meeting with ISIS' leader is spreading on the internet. However, it only contains malware to infect the recipient.
A report by a security firm recently explored the recent trends when it comes to the Cerber ransomware. It has discovered that the developers and affiliates earn almost $1 million per year in profit.
A Trojan horse for Android has been discovered by security researchers, which steals users' banking information. The malware was discovered being distributed using Google's AdSense network.
Patrons of these hotels would do well to keep a close eye on their bank accounts and credit cards, because the malware has likely stolen sensitive data including payment details and security codes.
With the hype of the game Pokémon GO, a ransomware has been discovered, which was named after it. Once infected, it encrypts files, and it creates a backdoor account, for the hacker to control.
A mirror of KickassTorrents recently returned online, after it was seized because of copyright complains. However, the domain only scams users, attempting to steal personal details.
An O2 marketing campaign that was giving away free USB sticks to business customers, went horribly wrong after it was confirmed that some of the sticks were infected with viruses.
A group of scammers from Nigeria infected themselves with malware, which led to the revelation of how their crime works, and how they manage to steal money from businesses worldwide.
While ransomware has been famous for infecting a lot of PCs, it has also shown no mercy on mobile devices. And with this, two hackers demonstrated that it can also infect 'smart' thermostats.
A new piece of malware has been discovered, which secretly operates a victim's web camera, and steals information from them. It then blackmails victims into leaking company secrets.
Traditional ransomware encrypts user data and ransoms it for money. But a new strain of malicious software does away with the encryption bit and just deletes users' files even if they pay.
Yesterday's Patch Tuesday rollout upgraded Windows 10 to version 10586.494 but it also brought a big number of security fixes for all versions of Windows and Windows Server. Check them out here.
With the recent release of Pokémon GO, a malicious version of the app was recently discovered. The app pretends to be legitimate, yet it contains malware that can steal information from users.
A new report says that while malware and ransomware risks remain too high for comfort, the number of infections dropped dramatically - by 47.3% in the first half of 2016.
A new ransomware variant called EduCrypt was recently discovered. Although it encrypts a victim's files, it also provides the decryption key for free, and teaches the victim a lesson.
With the usage of ransomware by cybercriminals rapidly growing over time, it is also becoming increasingly difficult for people to counter it. We look at trends, as well as how you can stay protected.
Ransomware is not only available and targeted to computers, but also for Android devices. With this, a mobile ransomware has evolved and is now able to infect smart TVs running the said OS.
Russia has arrested a ring of 50 hackers for stealing over 1.7bn rubles ($25 million) by spreading malware which allowed them to access users' PCs and steal their bank information.
Microsoft has discovered a new type of ransomware that not only encrypts an innocent user's computer files, but also takes the time to reproduce itself through removable drives and network drives.
The developers behind the TeslaCrypt ransomware have terminated the project and have also released a master decryption key; victims of the ransomware can now decrypt their files for free.
A new type of ransomware has recently been discovered, and is bundled along with the Petya ransomware. If a user rejects admin privileges, a backup malware will kick in, encrypting a user's files.
Google's Safe Browsing service has limited access to The Pirate Bay on both Chrome and Firefox. When visting the site, you will now be presented with a warning, which users will need to dismiss.
A new attack pattern has been discovered online, where older Android devices are being infected with ransomware just by visiting certain sites. The attack uses exploits leaked from the Hacking Team.
A new ransomware called Maktub has been discovered. In order to lure in victims, a legitimate-looking email is sent, containing the victim's home address, together with a demand to pay an invoice.
The massive “malvertising” campaign is targeting users on popular sites including the BBC, MSN, AOL, The New York Times, and nfl.com. Vulnerabilities in Flash and Silverlight are being exploited.
A new type of malware is spreading on Android devices in a corners of the world. The trojan steals login information for banking and financial apps, as well as two-factor authentication codes.
As the video service launches in 190 regions worldwide, malware and phishing campaigns are increasingly targeting users' Netflix credentials and banking info, according to a report by Symantec.
Using various "crimeware" software packages, gangs have compromised a number of financial institutions in Russia to allow for untraceable, unlimited ATM withdrawals.
In an effort to lessen fake content on the internet, Google has announced that it will start warning users if they stumble upon websites that try to steal information through deceptive downloads.
AV-Test Institute's latest findings show that Microsoft has significantly advanced its stock anti-malware offering. And surprisingly, Windows Defender protects better on Windows 8 than Windows 10.
A zero-day exploit was found in the Linux kernel, which leaves hundreds of millions vulnerable to attack. Android users are most vulnerable due to lack of security patches and outdated OS versions.
Password Manager, bundled with the company's consumer suite for Windows, was found by Google to expose passwords and allow remote code execution via open HTTP RPC ports.
Hyatt Hotels has announced the presence of malware on computers which operate the hotel chain's payment processing systems, and warned customers to monitor their financial statements closely.
Alphabet is bringing an important security tool to Android: Safe Browsing. Coming from desktop to mobile, Safe browsing will keep Chrome users safe from known malicious websites.
Thought you'd seen it all? This team of enterprising hackers who not only spread ransomware but also run a 'referral' program encouraging victims to further spread the malware might surprise you.
Microsoft leads EST, FBI, Interpol and Homeland Security to victory in taking down the million strong Win32/Dorkbot. Over the last six months the malware had been infecting over 100,000 PCs a month.
A new malicious advertising campaign has hit popular adult websites and could infect millions. The campaign was discovered recently and is said to have started on November 21st.