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.

Kaspersky offers free anti-virus software

Kaspersky offers free anti-virus software

Looks for security data to power its machine learning.
Jul 26 2017 1:30PM
Russian sentenced to five years prison for 'Citadel' malware

Russian sentenced to five years prison for 'Citadel' malware

Second to go to jail.
Jul 20 2017 9:26AM
WannaCry didn't compromise Vic speed cameras: watchdog

WannaCry didn't compromise Vic speed cameras: watchdog

Fines expected to stand.
Jul 7 2017 11:45AM
Petya attackers expected to return via new vector

Petya attackers expected to return via new vector

Extra caution advised when connecting to Ukraine.
Jul 6 2017 6:40AM
Police seize servers of Ukrainian software firm after cyber attack

Police seize servers of Ukrainian software firm after cyber attack

Hacked software updates contain "cunning" backdoor.
Jul 5 2017 7:30AM
Microsoft trials anti-ransomware feature in Windows 10

Microsoft trials anti-ransomware feature in Windows 10

EMET Exploit Protection arrives in preview build.
Jun 30 2017 9:30AM
Petya attack 'likely cover' for malware installation in Ukraine

Petya attack 'likely cover' for malware installation in Ukraine

Disguise for unknown motive.
Jun 30 2017 6:52AM
Petya designed to destroy, not ransom users

Petya designed to destroy, not ransom users

Ransomware guise might have been a ruse.
Jun 29 2017 10:00AM
Microsoft defends Windows antivirus after Kaspersky complaint

Microsoft defends Windows antivirus after Kaspersky complaint

Admits to disabling some AV for compatibility reasons.
Jun 21 2017 7:30AM
Highly sophisticated malware targeting Mac users

Highly sophisticated malware targeting Mac users

Dangerous ransomware, spyware hit OS X.
Jun 13 2017 11:32AM
Resurfaced Qakbot malware causes Active Directory lockouts

Resurfaced Qakbot malware causes Active Directory lockouts

From brute force password enumeration.
Jun 8 2017 9:28AM
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

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