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.
The ethics of security 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 23, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Blog post] Where did that zero-day go?
 
BlackPOS malware confirmed in Home Depot US hack  
Sep 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Repeat offender from Target US breach.
 
Salesforce customers targeted by malware 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 9, 2014 | Comment Now 
Dyreza Trojan spreading.
 
Brandis boosts vetting of APS staff to prevent insider threats 
By Allie Coyne | Sep 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Snowden-type threat ‘worse than malware attacks’.
 
China's IT security gamble 
By Juha Saarinen | Aug 6, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Blog post] Can Chinese antivirus vendors fill Symantec and Kaspersky's shoes?
 
FBI used malware in criminal investigation 
By Juha Saarinen | Aug 6, 2014 | Comment Now 
Court documents reveal "Network Investigation Tool".
 
USB devices offer hackers direct route into computers 
Aug 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
New research finds USB malware can evade PC security.
 
Koler ransomware hit Australia hard 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 29, 2014 | Comment Now 
Depicts fake threats from Australian law enforcement.
 
New Mayhem malware targets Linux, UNIX servers 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 18, 2014 | Comment Now 
Infections found in Australia and New Zealand.
 
ISPs sue UK spies over network attacks 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Snowden leaks expose surveillance operations.
 
Concealed cyber crime gang uncovered 
Jul 2, 2014 | Comment Now 
Targets lucrative industries, hosted on Dropbox.
 
Microsoft criticised for heavy-handed No-IP domain seizure 
 
Zeus variant uses encryption to evade detection 
 
Lawfully hacked 
By Juha Saarinen | Jul 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Blog post] Police use of malware requires more debate.
 
Microsoft launches operation to disrupt cybercrime ring 
Jul 1, 2014 | Comment Now 
Kuwait and Algeria-developed malware exposed.
 
First Android ransomware nets thousands of victims 
By Juha Saarinen | Jun 10, 2014 | Comment Now 
Don't pay the extortionists.
 
Accused Russian hacker claims authorship of 'Zeus' malware 
Jun 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
FBI releases conversation transcripts.
 
US charges Russian man believed to be behind 'GOZ' botnet 
Jun 3, 2014 | Comment Now 
Accused of stealing banking credentials, distributing ransomware
 
Antivirus vendor Avast suffers data breach 
By Allie Coyne | May 27, 2014 | Comment Now 
Community forum taken offline.
 
Social engineering on rise as vulnerabilities decline: Microsoft 
 
LaCie's online payment system breached 
By Ashley Carman | Apr 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
Customer details exposed for almost a year.
 
Google rolls out continual app security scan for Android 
 
Dangerous new Zeus malware fools anti-virus 
By Tim Ring | Apr 7, 2014 | Comment Now 
Trojan tricks systems.
 
Word, Excel malware creeping under radar of sysadmins 
By Tim Ring | Mar 31, 2014 | Comment Now 
Stealthy Crigent virus discovered.
 
Banking trojan infections double in Australia 
By Munir Kotadia | Mar 26, 2014 | Comment Now 
Takes over PC and then attempts to infect victim's mobile device.
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