Sources have revealed that hackers are using emails that promise fake Game of Thrones spoilers to lure viewers into downloading malware which installs a remote access Trojan on their systems.
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.
With ransomware in the news almost every week, a new threat called LeakerLocker has emerged that affects Android users by extorting money from them, in exchange for not spreading private information.
A recent report by the AV-Test organisation showed some interesting metrics for the malware and virus market overall in 2016. Linux and macOS showed the largest gains in new attacks.
The ever-growing assortment of ransomware-as-a-service threats has gotten a new member in the shape of Hidden Tear-based "Karmen". It can be purchased on the black market for $175.
The updated malware not only made it onto the Google Play store, but has been downloaded 'several million times' as part of specially crafted applications designed to infect a user's device.
The company's security engineers detailed some of the protocols designed to keep Android users safe. The company explained how it keeps a close eye on devices and apps even when they're infected.
It was recently discovered by a Spotify user that the service would randomly open links, which are infested with malware. The issue was seen occurring on a PC, Mac, and Ubuntu computer.
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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.
New information surfacing at the Cyber Security Summit 2015 suggests that the FBI is totally useless when it comes to ransomware. Their advice to ransomware victims is quite surprising.
With Windows 10 just around the corner, there has been a lot of confusion regarding the upgrade one of which is: "Why can't I see the Get Windows 10 app?" Microsoft has answered this question as well.
A newly-discovered malware will attempt to self-destruct by deleting an essential system file, sending the computer into an endless reboot loop to avoid getting analyzed by security researchers.
Lenovo has seemingly been caught pushing known adware to its users. Pre-installed on a number of Lenovo systems, the software inserts ads, and has the potential to steal private encrypted data.
Earlier this month, Virus Shield, scammed over 10,000 people that downloaded the application. Google is now offering a refund and a $5 Google Play Store credit for the inconveneince.
The $3.99 app "Virus Shield" by Deviant Solutions doesn't protect the user's privacy, scan for malware, speed up the user's phone or block ads. However it has 10,000 downloads and a 4.5 star rating.
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.
Which is more valuable to criminals: Your credit card number, or lots of "likes" on Facebook? The answer may surprise you, as cyber criminals are now writing malware to interact with social media.
The FBI has confirmed the arrest of 10 people over the Butterfly Botnet; a botnet that, peaking at more than 11 million machines infected, harvesting details on bank accounts and passwords.
Malware known to pre-date Windows 8 has seemingly been updated to identify Microsoft's newest operating systems. It is currently spreading through Google Docs, with an apparent focus on Brazil.
Kaspersky Labs has taken the wraps off one of their 'secret projects,' a super-secure operating system designed to shrug off any attack. The only catch? It's for critical infrastructure only.
We all know 'em, and we all hate 'em: viruses, worms, trojans, spyware, and malware of any kind. From their origins in science fiction to Flame, Trivia Tuesday delves into your security nightmares.
Antivirus is great until something goes wrong. Today, that horror has come true for many. Sophos released an update that causes it to report any file with the word "update" to be quarantined.
The Metropolitan Police in London have issued warnings about potential ransomware attacks on computers, allowing hackers to limit access to your computer unless you cough up some cash.
A dangerous new trojan, discovered by the same people who brought the infamous Flashback malware to light, is out to steal passwords from Mac and Linux users by keylogging and exploiting their browser
Kaspersky has identified a virus they identify as 'Gauss', which has been found to be focused on disrupting Middle Eastern computer systems and banking. The virus' sinister origins are questioned.
Thanks to the efforts of the FBI and international law enforcement groups, you could lose your Internet access on July 9th due to a virus you never knew you had. We examine, and try to explain.
Apple has decided to come out of the Reality Distortion Field and drop the claim that 'Macs don't get viruses' from its website, opting for the safer 'It's built to be safe' instead.
Amid suspicions that the US government itself could be behind the Flame virus that's sweeping across the Middle East, the Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about the virus in the US
Cybersecurity guru Eugene Kaspersky has some harsh words for Apple, accusing Cupertino of being "10 years behind Microsoft in terms of security," and he says that it'll only get worse.
Worried about the recent Flashback botnet infections running on MacOS? McAfee hooked us up with three free copies of Internet Security 2012 to help protect our readers from the dangerous Internet.
A discovery made by Doctor Web has suggested that over half a million Macintosh machines could be caught in a botnet.
Free anti-virus software for Android phones has been found to be almost useless, according to anti-malware specialists who tried some of the most downloaded solutions on the Market.
In a very bold statement, Microsoft has claimed that 1 in 14 downloads made are somewhat malicious, and that five percent of users ignore browser warnings and proceed to download malware anyway. These facts have...
The worlds most wanted man was killed yesterday and it appears that hackers quickly took advantage of the news by temporarily bringing him back to life in the form of malware. Japanese Security Company, Trend Micro...
It's not every day pirates get called out for breaking the laws, but a new Android application does just that. CNET reports that a "malicious" Android application, that appears to be a "free" version of an...
Following on from earlier problems, it seems that Android has been hit by another security issue. There are new reports of over 50 Android Marketplace applications containing malicious code. Although the apps have now been...
A new Android trojan is currently running amuck in China and could threaten the rest of the Android ecosystem if it is not contained. The 'Geinimi' virus is currently kicking around in China, and is...
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is a high performance anti-malware application that thoroughly removes even the most advanced malware and spyware. With one of the fastest, most effective quick scans and malware removal capabilities on the market, this...
Yesterday we wrote about why it might be a good idea to use anti-virus on your Mac; it helps prevent the spread of viruses to Windows computers. That doesn't mean that there aren't viruses on...