Malware 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.

Newly-discovered Mac malware runs ancient code

Newly-discovered Mac malware runs ancient code

"Fruitfly" also likely to affect Linux.
Jan 19 2017 9:18AM
Italian siblings arrested over alleged hacking of former PM, Vatican

Italian siblings arrested over alleged hacking of former PM, Vatican

Police claim 18,000 high-profile email accounts targeted.
Jan 12 2017 10:51AM
Shamoon disk wiper evolves to kill VDI snapshots

Shamoon disk wiper evolves to kill VDI snapshots

Creds for Huawei's FusionCloud hard-coded into malware.
Jan 11 2017 10:20AM
How Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee

How Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee

DHS, FBI publish their version of events.
Dec 30 2016 1:04PM
Lenovo Android devices come with pre-installed malware

Lenovo Android devices come with pre-installed malware

Beware of malicious downloaders.
Dec 15 2016 9:00AM
Disk-wiping malware in Saudi attacks used inside information

Disk-wiping malware in Saudi attacks used inside information

Highly customised virus has local creds hard-coded.
Dec 12 2016 6:04AM
WA's GCIO 'doesn’t have the resources' to monitor agency infosec

WA's GCIO 'doesn’t have the resources' to monitor agency infosec

Publishing a security policy is only half the job.
Dec 8 2016 11:18AM
EU, US cops kill Avalanche global crime botnet

EU, US cops kill Avalanche global crime botnet

Multi-year investigation ends digital crime network.
Dec 2 2016 7:29AM
Shamoon disk wiper in new attacks against Saudi computers

Shamoon disk wiper in new attacks against Saudi computers

Malware returns after four year hiatus.
Dec 2 2016 6:45AM
'Gooligan' Android malware breaches million-plus Google accounts

'Gooligan' Android malware breaches million-plus Google accounts

Goes for Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop Android versions.
Dec 1 2016 9:30AM
Mirai botnet attacks 900,000 German broadband routers

Mirai botnet attacks 900,000 German broadband routers

Malware attempts to infect routers via remote management feature.
Nov 29 2016 9:00AM
Microsoft warns of malware dressed up as Security Essentials

Microsoft warns of malware dressed up as Security Essentials

Hicurdismos drive-by download tries to trick people into tech support scams.
Oct 24 2016 9:28AM
Why retailers keep getting hacked

Why retailers keep getting hacked

And what the Australian industry is doing about it.
Oct 20 2016 6:46AM
Malware from the '90s comes back into fashion

Malware from the '90s comes back into fashion

[Blog post] When old becomes new again.
Oct 18 2016 3:00PM
Second hacker group targeting SWIFT users

Second hacker group targeting SWIFT users

Australian organisations infected with malware.
Oct 12 2016 9:19AM
Australia's cyber chiefs want to stamp out the word 'hack'

Australia's cyber chiefs want to stamp out the word 'hack'

ACSC on a collision course with cyber hype.
Oct 12 2016 6:00AM
Mass Android malware outbreak menaces corporate networks

Mass Android malware outbreak menaces corporate networks

"DressCode" Trojan infects thousands of apps.
Oct 4 2016 6:45AM
Apple OS X machines targeted by new Komplex Trojan

Apple OS X machines targeted by new Komplex Trojan

Aerospace employees falling victim.
Sep 27 2016 11:43AM
Crims place booby-trapped USB drives in letter boxes

Crims place booby-trapped USB drives in letter boxes

Victorians warned not to plug in malware-laden devices.
Sep 22 2016 10:12AM
Google Play spyware apps target business travellers

Google Play spyware apps target business travellers

Info-stealer uncloaked.
Sep 19 2016 6:49AM

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