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.

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
When you can't trust your security vendor

When you can't trust your security vendor

[Blog post] The watchmen also need to be watched.
Jan 19 2016 2:57PM
Malware attacks Melbourne Health systems

Malware attacks Melbourne Health systems

IT team rushes to implement fix.
Jan 19 2016 9:56AM
Australian Hyatt guests at risk from payment system malware infection

Australian Hyatt guests at risk from payment system malware infection

Advised to check credit card statements.
Jan 18 2016 9:11AM
Researcher finds gaping holes in Trend Micro antivirus

Researcher finds gaping holes in Trend Micro antivirus

Security vendor scrambles to fix remote code execution and silent password leak.
Jan 13 2016 6:40AM
Eight arrested over ATM-emptying malware

Eight arrested over ATM-emptying malware

Infected machines hand out 40 notes at a time.
Jan 8 2016 11:37AM
Dyreza trojan evolves for Windows 10

Dyreza trojan evolves for Windows 10

Updates support for cybercrime-as-a-service.
Nov 23 2015 6:40AM
Apple OS X anti-malware tool easily bypassed

Apple OS X anti-malware tool easily bypassed

Bad files can land on user devices despite Gatekeeper protection.
Oct 6 2015 8:48AM
Russian jailed in US over Citadel malware

Russian jailed in US over Citadel malware

Handed 4.5 year sentence.
Sep 30 2015 6:38AM
Dangerous malware sneaks into Apple's App Store

Dangerous malware sneaks into Apple's App Store

XcodeGhost found in hundreds of apps.
Sep 21 2015 9:42AM
Android ransomware shuts out users by changing lock PIN

Android ransomware shuts out users by changing lock PIN

Wants US$500 to let phone owners back in.
Sep 11 2015 10:18AM
Co-author of destructive Gozi virus pleads guilty

Co-author of destructive Gozi virus pleads guilty

Malware dubbed one of the "most financially destructive" in history.
Sep 7 2015 9:13AM

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