Malware
Malware is more prevalent, sophisticated and targeted than ever. In recent history, we have witnessed the devastation wrought by Stuxnet, the most dangerous malware ever seen, and the infection of thousands of Apple Macs which some say is a sign that malware writers have turned their attention to the popular platform. Here we keep track of malware trends and attacks.
New malware strain destroys master boot record to avoid detection 
By Ashley Carman | 1 day 3 hours ago | Comment Now 
Takes evasion tactics to a new level.
 
Chinese security vendor caught cheating in AV test 
By Juha Saarinen | 6 days ago | Comment Now 
Qihoo 360 loses certifications.
 
Aussie enterprises targeted in Bartalex spam campaign 
By Juha Saarinen | Apr 29, 2015 | Comment Now 
Office macro downloads malware used in JP Morgan heist.
 
Point-of-sale malware evolves to target travellers 
By Danielle Walker | Apr 7, 2015 | Comment Now 
NewPosThings grows its capabilities.
 
US State Dept shuts down internet systems 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
Plans to harden infrastructure to protect data.
 
Lenovo stops pre-loading 'bloatware' on PCs 
By Juha Saarinen | Mar 1, 2015 | Comment Now 
Offers free anti-virus subscription.
 
Extortionists upgrade Reveton ransomware 
By Juha Saarinen | Feb 6, 2015 | Comment Now 
New payment method introduced.
 
The NSA's infosec tips won't stop you from being hacked 
By Tony Campbell | Jan 27, 2015 | Comment Now 
[Blog post] Focus on being more secure than your neighbours.
 
Zero-day Adobe Flash Player flaw discovered 
By Juha Saarinen | Jan 22, 2015 | Comment Now 
Spotted in popular exploit kit used by attackers.
 
Canada bans automatic software installations  
By Juha Saarinen | Jan 16, 2015 | Comment Now 
Kosher code caught by anti-malware law.
 
Gogo inflight wi-fi uses man-in-the-middle malware tactics 
Jan 7, 2015 | Comment Now 
Spoofs web security to keep flyers off You Tube.
 
Sony hack: it's big, bad, and we need to know what happened  
By Juha Saarinen | Dec 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Blog post] Breach illustrates the need for mandatory disclosure.
 
North Korean diplomat denies Pyongyang role in Sony hack 
 
FBI warns of 'destructive' malware attack on US companies 
Dec 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
'Watershed event' follows Sony breach.
 
ACMA creates self-service portal for malware diagnosis 
By Brett Winterford | Nov 28, 2014 | Comment Now 
Botnet cleaning made somewhat simpler for ISPs, network operators.
 
US-CERT issues alert for Regin state-sponsored malware 
 
The failure of the antivirus industry 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Blog post] Insights from AVAR 2014.
 
Google releases enterprise anti-malware tool for Macs 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
"Santa" software arrives in time for Christmas.
 
Regin state-sponsored malware traced to UK, US spies: report 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 25, 2014 | Comment Now 
Used in surveillance on EU, Belgian telco.
 
Third-party app data at risk from iOS 'Masque' flaw 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
App developers encouraged to encrypt data on devices.
 
Backdoor trojan discovered stalking high-profile targets 
Nov 24, 2014 | Comment Now 
Compared to Duqu and Stuxnet.
 
Getting tricked into playing social roulette 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 12, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Blog post] Defences against social engineering are failing.
 
Hackers break into hotel wi-fi to attack travelling execs 
By Allie Coyne | Nov 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Bigwigs tricked into downloading malware.
 
Apple iOS flaw lets attackers replace apps with malware 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 11, 2014 | Comment Now 
Masque Attack tricks users into installing malicious code.
 
Pizza Hut's PoS systems suffer year-long malware blast 
By Juha Saarinen | Nov 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
ZeroAccess rootkits cleaned out.
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