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.

Payment data stolen in Chipotle breach

Payment data stolen in Chipotle breach

Most restaurants hit with PoS malware.
May 29 2017 6:43AM
Vic Health tackles infosec after pathology malware infection

Vic Health tackles infosec after pathology malware infection

Sets up working group to push new controls statewide.
May 24 2017 10:56AM
More than 100 Aussie orgs vulnerable to WannaCrypt

More than 100 Aussie orgs vulnerable to WannaCrypt

Ports open, SMBv1 exposed with flaw unpatched.
May 16 2017 10:00AM
Twelve Australian businesses hit by WannaCrypt

Twelve Australian businesses hit by WannaCrypt

Infections spreading.
May 15 2017 6:10PM
Govts must report vulnerabilities to vendors: Microsoft

Govts must report vulnerabilities to vendors: Microsoft

Top legal officer calls for "Digital Geneva Convention".
May 15 2017 10:15AM
Massive Google Docs phishing attack hits Gmail users

Massive Google Docs phishing attack hits Gmail users

Update: Self-replicating malware snarfs all contacts.
May 4 2017 6:21AM
IBM shipped malware on USB sticks

IBM shipped malware on USB sticks

Trojan found with Storwize initialisation tool.
May 1 2017 6:40AM
Webroot bricks Windows PCs after flagging system files as malware

Webroot bricks Windows PCs after flagging system files as malware

Antivirus update goes wrong.
Apr 26 2017 9:13AM
Russian mega carder gets record US prison sentence

Russian mega carder gets record US prison sentence

Roman "Track2" Seleznev hacked PoS systems with malware.
Apr 24 2017 11:21AM
Govt could make telcos block malware

Govt could make telcos block malware

Looking at legislative changes.
Apr 21 2017 4:23PM
BrickerBot malware kills open IoT devices

BrickerBot malware kills open IoT devices

"Phlashing" causes permanent denial of service.
Apr 7 2017 10:15AM
WikiLeaks dumps CIA malware obfuscation code

WikiLeaks dumps CIA malware obfuscation code

False-flag 'Marble Framework' released.
Apr 3 2017 6:37AM
Failed malware vendor releases bot source code

Failed malware vendor releases bot source code

Could lead to more malware being developed.
Mar 30 2017 6:29AM
Anti-viruses can be hijacked via legit Windows tool

Anti-viruses can be hijacked via legit Windows tool

DoubleAgent attack hard to defend against.
Mar 22 2017 10:00AM
Citadel malware writer 'Kolypto' charged

Citadel malware writer 'Kolypto' charged

Original developer still on the run.
Mar 17 2017 6:29AM
Testing reveals sad state of Android anti-malware apps

Testing reveals sad state of Android anti-malware apps

Ratings and reviews won't weed out badware.
Feb 28 2017 10:20AM
Android security boss challenges ecosystem's bad rap

Android security boss challenges ecosystem's bad rap

As secure as a managed enterprise desktop environment.
Feb 16 2017 9:54AM
BHP Billiton to create big Aussie infosec unit

BHP Billiton to create big Aussie infosec unit

With global remit.
Feb 15 2017 12:10PM
Banks under attack from almost-invisible malware

Banks under attack from almost-invisible malware

Fileless memory-based malware goes mainstream.
Feb 10 2017 10:00AM
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

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