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.

US govt bans Kaspersky products

US govt bans Kaspersky products

Orders purge amid concern about Kremlin influence.
Sep 14 2017 6:30AM
Xero users targeted by info stealer malware

Xero users targeted by info stealer malware

Sophisticated phishing attack.
Sep 8 2017 6:42AM
Alleged Mirai botmaster faces the music in Britain

Alleged Mirai botmaster faces the music in Britain

Extradited from Germany after trial.
Sep 1 2017 8:55AM
Hackers launch massive Locky ransomware campaign

Hackers launch massive Locky ransomware campaign

More than 23 million messages sent.
Sep 1 2017 6:45AM
India and Pakistan hit by spy malware

India and Pakistan hit by spy malware

Via 'Ehdoor' backdoor.
Aug 29 2017 6:47AM
Malware spreading through Facebook Messenger

Malware spreading through Facebook Messenger

Don't click on links.
Aug 25 2017 6:45AM
LinkedIn exploit left millions exposed to malware

LinkedIn exploit left millions exposed to malware

Vulnerabilities in LinkedIn's messaging service now patched.
Aug 22 2017 9:42AM
Maersk's NotPetya losses could hit $378 million

Maersk's NotPetya losses could hit $378 million

Three businesses hard hit by attack.
Aug 17 2017 6:45AM
Botnet builder gets almost four years in prison

Botnet builder gets almost four years in prison

Earnt millions from Linux malware.
Aug 4 2017 11:34AM
WannaCry hero arrested over banking malware

WannaCry hero arrested over banking malware

Hutchins accused of writing Kronos banker.
Aug 4 2017 6:45AM
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

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