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.
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.
 
HP to revoke certificate that mistakenly signed malware 
By Allie Coyne | Oct 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Will re-issue new digital signature.
 
Retailers' PoS systems ransacked by malware 
Oct 13, 2014 | Comment Now 
Kmart and Dairy Queen stores hit across the United States.
 
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.
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