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.

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
Sophos antivirus gaffe locks out Windows users

Sophos antivirus gaffe locks out Windows users

Flags login process as malware.
Sep 6 2016 5:05AM
Insecure Redis caches abused for Linux server attacks

Insecure Redis caches abused for Linux server attacks

Targeted by file-deleting Fairware attackers.
Sep 2 2016 10:52AM
A little bit of paranoia is a good thing

A little bit of paranoia is a good thing

[Blog post] Threat assessments at the heart of good security.
Aug 30 2016 3:00PM
RIPPER malware plunders Windows-based ATMs

RIPPER malware plunders Windows-based ATMs

Controlled via ATM chip card.
Aug 29 2016 9:00AM
Wikileaks email dump riddled with malware

Wikileaks email dump riddled with malware

Thousands of direct links to viruses and ransomware.
Aug 24 2016 6:35AM
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

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