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.

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
Italian siblings arrested over alleged hacking of former PM, Vatican

Italian siblings arrested over alleged hacking of former PM, Vatican

Police claim 18,000 high-profile email accounts targeted.
Jan 12 2017 10:51AM
Shamoon disk wiper evolves to kill VDI snapshots

Shamoon disk wiper evolves to kill VDI snapshots

Creds for Huawei's FusionCloud hard-coded into malware.
Jan 11 2017 10:20AM
How Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee

How Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee

DHS, FBI publish their version of events.
Dec 30 2016 1:04PM
Lenovo Android devices come with pre-installed malware

Lenovo Android devices come with pre-installed malware

Beware of malicious downloaders.
Dec 15 2016 9:00AM
Disk-wiping malware in Saudi attacks used inside information

Disk-wiping malware in Saudi attacks used inside information

Highly customised virus has local creds hard-coded.
Dec 12 2016 6:04AM
WA's GCIO 'doesn’t have the resources' to monitor agency infosec

WA's GCIO 'doesn’t have the resources' to monitor agency infosec

Publishing a security policy is only half the job.
Dec 8 2016 11:18AM
EU, US cops kill Avalanche global crime botnet

EU, US cops kill Avalanche global crime botnet

Multi-year investigation ends digital crime network.
Dec 2 2016 7:29AM

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