A report by Elastic Security Labs found that 6.2% of malware ends up on macOS devices. However, almost 50% of this malware come from one source, a utility software suite called MacKeeper.
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A newly discovered ransomware strain is framing cybersecurity experts by claiming that they are the ones behind the attacks. However, the people blamed are not associated in any way with the malware.
Sophisticated "Alien" spyware is targeting Android users to download "Predator" malware, which can record audio, hide apps, and perform several more nefarious activities. Google has sent out patches.
A new Magniber ransomware campaign is here that is infecting potential victims using fake Windows updates. Upon successful infection, the threat actors are asking for payment of around $2,600 in BTC.
Similar to many previous campaigns of this nature, a fake Microsoft lookalike Windows 11 download website has been found to infect victims' computers with a novel Inno info stealer malware.
The Powershell Windows Toolbox that was hosted on GitHub was found to contain malicious files. This third-party Windows tool claimed to install Google Play Store, debloat Windows 11, and more.
A new stealer malware called Vidar has been discovered. Vidar is distributed via emails and disguised as Microsoft CHM help or support file that goes on to steal user data and information.
A new remote access trojan (RAT) or BitRAT has been found which is being distributed through fake Windows product license key activation tools. It is able to bypass detections by Windows Defender.
A fake Microsoft lookalike website has been discovered recently which is distributing a dangerous RedLine malware in the form of a Windows 11 installer package. The RedLine malware is a stealer.
Microsft said earlier today via a blog post that it will block all Office files (Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Word), that contain VBA Macros, by default, to protect users from malware.
According to a CrowdStrike report, Linux malware and malware samples have increased by a lot in 2021 as compared to a year prior. One of the malware types has seen submissions increase by tenfold.
Meta has pushed its return to office deadline back to March 28 from January 31. The firm has also said that those who plan to return will need to have had the COVID-19 booster vaccine.
A fake KMSPico Windows activator has been discovered by security company Red Canary. The malware is capable of stealing information from various crypto wallets, among other things, using a Cryptbot.
Free and light benchmarking utility UserBenchmark is flagged by close to two dozen anti-virus programs as malware, according to VirusTotal. Windows Security, too, flags it as a "Severe" trojan.
A WHQL-certified driver called "FiveSys" was detected by Bitdefender which was, in reality, a malicious rootkit. After learning about it, the driver's signature has since been removed by Microsoft.
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Google has issued a directive to all its employees in North America to work remotely through April 10. It has also formed a COVID-19 fund to allow its temporary workers to take paid sick leaves.
After reporting quarterly revenue of $91.8 billion, Apple is mindful of the potential corollaries of the novel coronavirus and has made adjustments to its predictions for the next quarter.
The breach, which remained undetected for more than a year, allowed hackers to infect archived installers with malware. The developers recommend that users run a virus scan on their systems.
A new form of malware, dubbed 'Agent Smith', is reported to have infected around 25 million Android devices in Asian countries, as well as in the U.S., UK, and Australia, disguised as a Google tool.
A piece of art called ‘The Persistence of Chaos' is being auctioned off by a contemporary artist in New York. The artwork is a laptop containing some of the most destructive viruses in existence.
According to a recent study, attacks on computers with internet access is virtually ceaseless, with an incident occurring every 39 seconds on average, affecting a third of Americans every year.
Microsoft is hosting a competition where it wants people to create an AI model - using 9.4GB of anonymous data collected from 16.8 million machines - that detects malware attacks before they happen.
Microsoft has outlined some techniques that software vendors need to follow in order to avoid false positives being caught by Windows Defender. Techniques include respecting the customer's choice.
A new Android vulnerability has been revealed to the public and could affect your device. The discovery has been shared with Google in hopes of creating better defenses in future updates of Android.
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.