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.

Aussie site caught up in CryptXXX ransomware-spreading campaign

Aussie site caught up in CryptXXX ransomware-spreading campaign

Dunlop's site compromised, users redirected to exploit kit.
Jul 20 2016 11:41AM
No, SFG isn't Stuxnet 2.0

No, SFG isn't Stuxnet 2.0

[Blog post] Overhyped and underdone.
Jul 19 2016 3:00PM
Dangerous malware discovered in EU energy company

Dangerous malware discovered in EU energy company

'SFG' could shut down grid.
Jul 15 2016 10:05AM
Avast to buy AVG for $1.7 billion

Avast to buy AVG for $1.7 billion

Combined user bases to enrich threat data collection.
Jul 8 2016 6:55AM
Mac malware gives attackers backdoor into OS X

Mac malware gives attackers backdoor into OS X

'Eleanor' opens Tor connection.
Jul 7 2016 3:36PM
Chinese ad firm is behind HummingBad Android malware

Chinese ad firm is behind HummingBad Android malware

As many as 10 million devices affected.
Jul 6 2016 2:47PM
Goodbye, PCs. You just can't be secured

Goodbye, PCs. You just can't be secured

[Blog post] Time to rethink enterprise users' computing platform.
Jul 5 2016 2:30PM
Device rooting Android malware found in Google Play

Device rooting Android malware found in Google Play

Hundreds of thousands of devices infected.
Jun 23 2016 6:36AM
Mysterious Stuxnet copycat discovered

Mysterious Stuxnet copycat discovered

Researchers stumble on Irongate.
Jun 3 2016 9:43AM
Vietnamese bank claims it foiled attempted SWIFT hack

Vietnamese bank claims it foiled attempted SWIFT hack

Attack echoes devastating Bangladesh theft.
May 17 2016 12:01PM
Gozi malware creator ordered to pay $9 million

Gozi malware creator ordered to pay $9 million

Avoids more jail time.
May 3 2016 11:10AM
Ransomware uses blockchains for decoder delivery

Ransomware uses blockchains for decoder delivery

New version of CTB-Locker sends keys via distributed Bitcoin transaction ledger.
Apr 15 2016 8:52AM
Fast-mutating Qbot malware plays hide and seek with AVs

Fast-mutating Qbot malware plays hide and seek with AVs

Worm that took out Melbourne Health's IT systems very hard to detect.
Apr 13 2016 12:29PM
Malware whitelisted by Chinese antivirus after third-party bribes

Malware whitelisted by Chinese antivirus after third-party bribes

Elaborate scam to fleece online shoppers.
Apr 12 2016 9:35AM
Hacking Team loses open-ended export license

Hacking Team loses open-ended export license

Spyware supplier must ask permission for future sales.
Apr 7 2016 8:26AM
Windows boot-ups disrupted by new encrypting ransomware

Windows boot-ups disrupted by new encrypting ransomware

Petya modifies hard drive master boot records.
Mar 29 2016 6:29AM
Google kills Flash for ads

Google kills Flash for ads

Will switch to HTML 5 this year.
Feb 11 2016 5:27AM
Melbourne Health: a lesson in managing security incidents

Melbourne Health: a lesson in managing security incidents

[Blog post] Why you need to consider risk.
Feb 9 2016 3:00PM
Skype users targeted by info-stealing malware

Skype users targeted by info-stealing malware

Intercepts calls and video, and takes screenshots.
Feb 8 2016 2:40PM
Melbourne Health still grappling with Qbot malware

Melbourne Health still grappling with Qbot malware

Virus mutations make it hard to contain.
Feb 2 2016 4:59PM

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