spyware

Trojans account for 70 per cent of all malware in second quarter of 2009

Trojans account for 70 per cent of all malware in second quarter of 2009

Trojans accounted for almost three quarters of all new malware between April and June this year.
Jul 8 2009 10:51AM
Conficker still lingering as users fail to apply basic protection

Conficker still lingering as users fail to apply basic protection

Users are still not taking basic steps to protect their computers and themselves from cyber attack, according to ESET.
Jul 7 2009 11:01AM
Appellate court affirms that Zango can't sue Kaspersky

Appellate court affirms that Zango can't sue Kaspersky

An appeals court has upheld a ruling that Kaspersky Lab did nothing wrong when it blocked users' access to Zango programs.
Jul 1 2009 11:01AM
Trojans are fastest-growing data-stealing malware

Trojans are fastest-growing data-stealing malware

Most of the rise in cybercrime can be linked to data-stealing malware, and trojans are the fastest growing category, according to a report released by Trend Micro.
Jun 30 2009 10:53AM
Don’t pay for separate anti-spyware, says Gartner

Don’t pay for separate anti-spyware, says Gartner

Gartner is warning companies not to be ripped off by vendors seeking to sell anti-spyware software as a stand-alone product.
May 19 2009 2:51PM
Accused adware purveyor Zango shuttered by bank foreclosure

Accused adware purveyor Zango shuttered by bank foreclosure

A principal player in the spreading of adware - software that silently loads advertising onto web users' computers - has been forced to close down after a decade in business.
Apr 28 2009 11:27AM
Conficker now expected to spread email spam and host spyware

Conficker now expected to spread email spam and host spyware

The Conficker worm is expected to see malware being spread by the infected botnet.
Apr 28 2009 11:15AM
Spyware levels said to be climbing

Spyware levels said to be climbing

Spyware levels rose some 10 per cent in the first three months of 2009, according to researchers.
Apr 16 2009 10:55AM
Spyware rise caused by new Virtumundo infections

Spyware rise caused by new Virtumundo infections

There was a 10 percent increase in spyware during the first quarter of 2009, due to an old threat that again is making noise -- the Virtumundo trojan, according to a quarterly report put out by PandaLabs.
Apr 8 2009 10:26AM
Keylogger spyware ordered off the market

Keylogger spyware ordered off the market

In a victory for privacy advocates, an Orlando, Fla.-based company has been ordered not to sell keylogger spyware.
Nov 18 2008 11:24AM
Symantec completes PC Tools buy

Symantec completes PC Tools buy

Symantec completes its acquisition of PC Tools but remains mum on the financial details.
Oct 8 2008 12:35PM
McAfee boosts momentum of updates

McAfee boosts momentum of updates

Overnight, McAfee released its new internet-based security service which it claims is an industry first technology that shields PCs on the fly.
Sep 9 2008 5:14PM
Review: BigFix

Review: BigFix

The BigFix offerings are all driven from the Unified Management Platform or BigFix Enterprise Server (BES).
Sep 8 2008 3:35PM
Webroot founder found dead in Hawaii

Webroot founder found dead in Hawaii

Steven Thomas, was found dead Sunday in Hawaii, some two weeks after he was reported missing.
Jul 15 2008 10:17AM
ATP webpages compromised during Wimbledon tournament

ATP webpages compromised during Wimbledon tournament

Tennis fans at risk as hackers infect official tennis website with malicious code during this week's Wimbledon tournament.
Jun 27 2008 11:06AM
Cisco survey: Spyware, bots top security issues for government IT professionals

Cisco survey: Spyware, bots top security issues for government IT professionals

Day-to-day worries about spyware and bots are the No. 1 security concern of IT professionals working for the agencies of the federal government, according to a study released today by Cisco Systems.
Nov 12 2007 9:54AM
SMBs susceptible to virus and spyware attacks

SMBs susceptible to virus and spyware attacks

Seventy per cent of small and medium-sized businesses have experienced a spyware or virus attack in the last three months, new figures suggest.
Oct 18 2007 10:10AM
Security expert slams spyware snooping

Security expert slams spyware snooping

The use of government spyware to monitor criminals' online activity could do "more harm than good" and will not be tolerated by the industry, a security said.
Jul 20 2007 3:00PM
FBI tracked 'teen bomber' using spyware

FBI tracked 'teen bomber' using spyware

FBI agents trying to track down an anonymous MySpace user who was threatening to blow up a school used spyware to trap him.
Jul 20 2007 6:39AM
US toughens up on spyware

US toughens up on spyware

Software firms could be forced to warn all users what is being installed.
Jun 8 2007 2:18PM

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