Latest malware articles

State-sponsored agents likely to be behind sophisticated 'Mask' malware - Kaspersky

'Mask' malware software targeted governments for 7 years
Kaspersky uncovered cyber espionage tool which targeted governments for seven years
11 Feb 2014

'Coding error' on NHS website redirected users to malicious sites

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Coding error in nhs.co.uk exploited by Czech coder to spread malware
04 Feb 2014

Internet of things will lead to 'malware on your personal life', warns AVG's CTO

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Large enterprises' BYOD policies could have negative consequences, says Yuval Ben-Itzhak
28 Jan 2014

Cyber attack launched through fridge as internet-of-things vulnerabilities become apparent

Malicious emails sent via household appliances, says Proofpoint
17 Jan 2014

World of Warcraft players warned of Trojan malware attack

World's most popular MMO once again target of cyber criminals
06 Jan 2014

Yahoo users' PCs infected by malware from ads

Security firm SurfRight estimates that 2.5 million PCs could have been affected
06 Jan 2014

CryptoLocker ransomeware has infected 250,000 computers - Dell SecureWorks

Malware requires users to pay $300 for unlock and at present has no other cure.
19 Dec 2013

Android and Java vulnerabilities to be main targets for cyber criminals in 2014

Panda Security believes hacks will reach record levels next year
13 Dec 2013

Boardroom must understand cyber threats to ensure business security, agree experts

Security expert Graham Cluley and Proofpoint's Mark Sparshott agree security policy must filter down from executive level on Computing web seminar
28 Nov 2013

Warnings over mass Trojan attacks against online bank customers

Neverqest Trojan can attack 'any bank in any country' warns Kaspersky
27 Nov 2013

Cryptolocker cyber-extortionists extend their deadline for infected users

Cryptolocker cyber-extortionists demand £1,380 to hand over the decryption key - maybe...
05 Nov 2013

Google chairman Schmidt claims Android more secure than iPhone

'Not secure? It's more secure than the iPhone,' Schmidt tells analysts
08 Oct 2013

Malware writers move in for the mobile kill

Mobile security resembles PC security in its early days, warns McAfee’s Jason Brown at the Computing IT Leaders’ Forum
27 Sep 2013

Spam rises, now counts for 70 per cent of emails

Kaspersky quarterly report suggests corporate emails are being increasingly targeted
07 Aug 2013

Russian hacking ring indicted over $300m credit and debit card fraud

Six-year spree facilitated theft of 160 million cards and $300m – used malware and SQL injection attacks
26 Jul 2013

Four-year-old Android vulnerability could affect 99 per cent of devices

Bug discovered by security firm Bluebox, who warn Android users to be vigilant
04 Jul 2013

Coverity's NASA project shows how benefits of code testing can be out of this world

Coverity vice president Andreas Kuehlmann tells Danny Palmer how thorough software testing ensured NASA’s mission to Mars hit the ground running
11 Jun 2013

Social media malware rising significantly, says McAfee report

Koobface worm attacks more than treble and email spam is also on the rise
03 Jun 2013

Washington media websites hit by cyber attacks

Hackers use waterhole attack to plant malware on websites of WTOP and Federal News Radio
08 May 2013

IE 8 zero-day attack spreads to military sites

Microsoft urges IE 8 users to upgrade as Metasploit module appears
08 May 2013

Every nation is engaging in cyber attacks, says News International CISO

Amar Singh tells Computing state-funded cyber warfare is already here and more needs to be done to protect against attacks
17 Apr 2013

Obama budget prioritises US cyber security

Proposes 20 per cent spending increase on cyber security to $4.7bn for 2014
11 Apr 2013

Third-party software accounts for 86 per cent of PC vulnerabilities

Nine out of 10 security flaws are a result of non-native products such as Chrome, Firefox and iTunes
15 Mar 2013

1,500 PayPal credentials for sale in pirate eShop

Proxy server access to user accounts sold for cash
21 Feb 2013