Neowin News Feed for: Infection https://www.neowin.net/news/tag/infection/ Neowin News Feed for: Infection en-us Neowin Ignition News editor@neowin.net (Managing Editor) developers@neowin.net (Neowin Developers) 5 Neowin.net https://www.neowin.net/images/pegasus/icon.png https://www.neowin.net 30,000 Macs are at threat from mysterious malware https://www.neowin.net/news/30000-macs-are-at-threat-from-mysterious-malware/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/12/malware-2_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new strain of macOS malware is raising some alarms in the security industry due to its highly sophisticated mechanisms of distribution, self-destruction, and the mysterious lack of a payload. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/30000-macs-are-at-threat-from-mysterious-malware">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Mon, 22 Feb 2021 08:38:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/30000-macs-are-at-threat-from-mysterious-malware Researchers detect CowerSnail Linux virus during ongoing investigation https://www.neowin.net/news/researchers-detect-cowersnail-linux-virus-during-ongoing-investigation/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/12/malware-2_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>During an investigation into large scale attacks like WannaCry, the researchers found a new Linux virus that can be used to execute commands or mine crypto-currencies on an infected system. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/researchers-detect-cowersnail-linux-virus-during-ongoing-investigation">Read more...</a> dreyer.smit@neowin.net (Dreyer Smit) Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:12:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/researchers-detect-cowersnail-linux-virus-during-ongoing-investigation O2 infects some of its business customers with 'Windows-specific virus' https://www.neowin.net/news/o2-infects-some-of-its-business-customers-with-windows-specific-virus/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/08/o2_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>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 href="https://www.neowin.net/news/o2-infects-some-of-its-business-customers-with-windows-specific-virus">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 09 Aug 2016 15:22:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/o2-infects-some-of-its-business-customers-with-windows-specific-virus Security experts create worm that infects Mac firmware and is nearly impossible to get rid of https://www.neowin.net/news/security-experts-create-worm-that-infects-mac-firmware-and-is-nearly-impossible-to-get-rid-of/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/10/apple-imac-retina_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Macs might seem like a safer alternative than PCs when it comes to digital attacks. But researchers have proven that&#039;s not actually the case when they created a firmware worm that infects Macs. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/security-experts-create-worm-that-infects-mac-firmware-and-is-nearly-impossible-to-get-rid-of">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:26:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/security-experts-create-worm-that-infects-mac-firmware-and-is-nearly-impossible-to-get-rid-of NHS website sent users to malware infected domain https://www.neowin.net/news/nhs-website-sent-users-to-malware-infected-domain/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1868610878a.jpg" alt="" /></div>The NHS website has been recently sending its users to a malware infected domain. This was due to an internal coding error that affected more than 800 NHS webpages, which are being currently fixed. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/nhs-website-sent-users-to-malware-infected-domain">Read more...</a> vlad@neowin.net (Vlad Dudau) Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:58:28 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/nhs-website-sent-users-to-malware-infected-domain Kaspersky discovers new 'Gauss' virus, similar to Flame https://www.neowin.net/news/kaspersky-discovers-new-gauss-virus-similar-to-flame/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/gauss_infections.j_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Kaspersky has identified a virus they identify as &#039;Gauss&#039;, which has been found to be focused on disrupting Middle Eastern computer systems and banking. The virus&#039; sinister origins are questioned. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/kaspersky-discovers-new-gauss-virus-similar-to-flame">Read more...</a> paul.ferson@neowin.net (Paul Ferson) Sat, 11 Aug 2012 16:36:05 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/kaspersky-discovers-new-gauss-virus-similar-to-flame Avast: Windows XP makes up 74% of rootkit infections https://www.neowin.net/news/avast-windows-xp-makes-up-74-of-rootkit-infections/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/122805389x.jpg" alt="" /></div>A report from Avast Software, developers of the free avast&#33; antivirus for Windows computers, shows that rootkit infections are highest on Windows XP, in stark contrast to Windows 7. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/avast-windows-xp-makes-up-74-of-rootkit-infections">Read more...</a> denis.wong@neowin.net (Denis Wong) Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:36:54 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/avast-windows-xp-makes-up-74-of-rootkit-infections Windows 7's infection rates five times lower than Windows XP https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-7s-infection-rates-five-times-lower-than-windows-xp/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://www.neowin.net/images/uploaded/Infection Rates for Operating Systems - 2_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Windows 7's marketshare continues to grow at a steady pace at the expense of its two older siblings, Windows Vista and XP, according to the data from StatCounter. In terms of global usage, Windows XP... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-7s-infection-rates-five-times-lower-than-windows-xp">Read more...</a> denis.wong@neowin.net (Denis Wong) Sat, 14 May 2011 01:36:03 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-7s-infection-rates-five-times-lower-than-windows-xp Windows Media Player Update Fails Spyware Infection Test https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-media-player-update-fails-spyware-infection-test/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nearly two months after promising to update its media player software to block the threat of malware infection, Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday admitted that users of its Windows Media Player 9 Series remain at risk.... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-media-player-update-fails-spyware-infection-test">Read more...</a> () Wed, 02 Mar 2005 18:00:33 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-media-player-update-fails-spyware-infection-test BBC in ironic virus infection https://www.neowin.net/news/bbc-in-ironic-virus-infection/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The BBC fell victim to the latest variant of the ExploreZip worm, and a certain amount of hubris, last week. The worm infected some of its machines, a BBC spokesperson confirmed to us... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/bbc-in-ironic-virus-infection">Read more...</a> () Tue, 14 Jan 2003 21:52:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/bbc-in-ironic-virus-infection Yaha virus infection heats up https://www.neowin.net/news/yaha-virus-infection-heats-up/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new variant of the Yaha virus that appeared just before Christmas has proved contagious, infecting thousands of computers worldwide. The virus, dubbed W32/Yaha.M by MessageLabs, has seen its numbers explode with over 7,000 copies... <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/yaha-virus-infection-heats-up">Read more...</a> daniel@neowin.net (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 02 Jan 2003 10:36:34 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/yaha-virus-infection-heats-up