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Malware-plagued laptop is auctioned for $1.34 million
Malware-plagued laptop is auctioned for $1.34 million
An artist has sold an old laptop infected with six of the most financially-damaging pieces of malware in history at auction for more than $1.34 million. 27 May 2019 - 1 comment
Kodi users fall victim to malware due to malicious add-on
Kodi users fall victim to malware due to malicious add-on
Some Kodi users have been infected with a crypto-mining malware due to a malicious dependancy distributed with a popular add-on. 14 Sep 2018
Meltdown & Spectre: Serious CPU bugs affect Desktops, Servers and Smartphones
Meltdown & Spectre: Serious CPU bugs affect Desktops, Servers and Smartphones
Operating system vendors, cloud storage providers and other tech firms are scrambling to mitigate the affects of serious CPU vulnerabilities affecting servers, desktops and even mobile devices. 04 Jan 2018
CCleaner disaster: It was a targeted espionage attempt against major tech firms
CCleaner disaster: It was a targeted espionage attempt against major tech firms
As the details of the CCleaner malware fiasco unfold, it has become clear that the hack wasn't just sophisticated, but a targeted espionage attempt. 22 Sep 2017 - 5 comments
Official CCleaner distributed malware with its installer
Official CCleaner distributed malware with its installer
CCleaner's version v5.33 had a malware bundled with its installer. 18 Sep 2017 - 9 comments
Android malware leads to 1 million Google account breaches
Android malware leads to 1 million Google account breaches
A new variant of Android malware has resulted in over 1 million Google account breaches, according to a security firm. 30 Nov 2016 - 3 comments
Experts: Hackers behind Sony Pictures attack are still around and active
Experts: Hackers behind Sony Pictures attack are still around and active
According to Juan Andrs Guerrero-Saade and Jaime Blasco, the hackers behind the massive and devastating Sony Pictures attack in 2014 are still active and could be behind some other low-profile attacks. 13 Feb 2016
Illegal football sites are 'dangerous', study suggests
Illegal football sites are 'dangerous', study suggests
Malware and malicious adverts are common on unauthorized football streaming sites, it has been warned. 01 Feb 2016 - 1 comment
Hacked: 54 Starwood hotels infected with malware, credit card details stolen
Hacked: 54 Starwood hotels infected with malware, credit card details stolen
Massive hotel chain Starwood has announced that the point-of-sale systems for 54 different hotels in the U.S. and Canada were hit by malware and credit card details were taken. 22 Nov 2015 - 1 comment
Fake Minecraft 'scareware' apps found on Google Play
Fake Minecraft 'scareware' apps found on Google Play
Useless 'Minecraft' apps promising cheats and other materials on the Google Play store were actually laced with scareware warnings about non-existent viruses. 25 May 2015 - 1 comment
VIDEO: Malware used to steal cash from ATM machines
VIDEO: Malware used to steal cash from ATM machines
Kaspersky has detailed an interesting and naughty piece of malware that allowed attackers to steal cash directly from some ATM machines running an embedded Microsoft Windows OS. 09 Oct 2014 - 2 comments
Town will NOT pay ransom after malware infection
Town will NOT pay ransom after malware infection
A New Hampshire town absolutely will not pay a ransom to recover files that were encrypted by raonsomware that infected systems at the police department. 07 Jun 2014 - 7 comments
Android malware encrypts files on SD card, demands ransom payment
Android malware encrypts files on SD card, demands ransom payment
ESET has identified the first form of ransonware for Android that actually encrypts personal files on the device's memory card and won't decrypt them unless a ransom is paid. 04 Jun 2014 - 7 comments
Head of UK's cyber-security website 'sorry' after it crashes
Head of UK's cyber-security website 'sorry' after it crashes
UK's Get Safe Online website collapsed this week under heavy traffic after Brits were urged to visit it and protect themselves from the GOZeuS threat. 04 Jun 2014
Should infected PCs be 'quarantined' by ISPs?
Should infected PCs be 'quarantined' by ISPs?
If an Internet Service Provider detects that a customer is running a PC infected with Gameover ZeuS, or any comparable threat, should the default action be to quarantine that account until it is cleaned? 04 Jun 2014 - 16 comments
Feds target notorious ZeuS botnet, Cryptolocker malware
Feds target notorious ZeuS botnet, Cryptolocker malware
A US-led effort has disrupted the operation of the notorious Gameover ZeuS botnet and the Cryptolocker ransomware that has cost businesses and consumers millions. 02 Jun 2014
Neiman Marcus hackers stole information for months, tripped security alerts nearly 60,000 times
Neiman Marcus hackers stole information for months, tripped security alerts nearly 60,000 times
According to an internal company analysis of the breach, the hackers who attacked Neiman Marcus and stole millions of credit card numbers and personal information were working on the store for eight months, setting off security system alerts. 24 Feb 2014
Cisco: Java exploits behind 90 percent of security attacks
Cisco: Java exploits behind 90 percent of security attacks
Cisco, in their 2014 Annual Security Report, blames Java for being far and away the leading cause of security exploits. 20 Jan 2014 - 5 comments
Yahoo malware turns PCs into Bitcoin mining slaves
Yahoo malware turns PCs into Bitcoin mining slaves
Malicious advertisements that made their way onto Yahoo's mainpage may have turned millions of PCs into Bitcoin mining slaves. 09 Jan 2014
Hundreds of thousands of Yahoo.com users hit with malware
Hundreds of thousands of Yahoo.com users hit with malware
Yahoo has confirmed that their advertising servers had been hijacked allowing malware to be distributed to hundreds of thousands of users. 05 Jan 2014 - 7 comments
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