Latest malware articles

IE 8 zero-day attack spreads to military sites

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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

Barack Obama signs cybersecurity executive order

Key industries and utilities to agree basic protection guidelines
14 Feb 2013

Google could do more to protect Android users from malware, says AVG

Change publishing conditions, scan new data packages, suggests Krčma
08 Feb 2013

Microsoft and Symantec “take down” Bamital clickfraud botnet

Three-year investigation to smash $1m clickfraud ring that PCs infected with malware
07 Feb 2013

2013 will see more Stuxnet and Flame-like malware attacks, says AVG CTO

But hacktivists are more bark than bite says Ben-Itzhak
06 Feb 2013

Android's built-in malware scanner detects just 15 per cent of threats

Jellybean's in-built software has a long way to go but shows promise, says computer scientist.
11 Dec 2012

Microsoft warns of increased rootkit infections

Necurs malware on he rise, reported on over 83,000 machines in November
10 Dec 2012

Symantec finds malware that corrupts SQL databases

Malware appears to be designed to damage data, not steal it
26 Nov 2012

Android users' privacy put at risk by apps collecting unnecessary data

Research suggests an epidemic of apps collecting data from unsuspecting smartphone owners
06 Nov 2012

Android devices most at risk from mobile malware

Malware on smartphones and tablets has grown massively, with the Android OS by far the most targeted
07 Sep 2012

Hidden banking trojan discovered after being infected by other malware

Sality Trojan infects banking malware enabling traditional anti-virus products to identify it
31 Aug 2012

EU security body warns on sophisticated new online banking attacks

Banks should assume that all PCs are infected, says ENISA
06 Jul 2012

iOS malware warning over app that steals phone numbers

Russian-made app behind text-message spam, claims Kaspersky
06 Jul 2012

Will Alureon 'Internet Doomsday' virus cause net 'blackout' on Monday?

Government support servers for last November’s virus attack shutting down on 9 July
06 Jul 2012

Google cloud will rain on IT’s parade

24 May 2012

New Mac OSX malware highlights risks of late patching

Microsoft has discovered that a Mac vulnerability it patched in 2009 is still affecting Snow Leopard and earlier OS versions
02 May 2012

PwC report: 8 out of 10 organisations suffered staff-related security breaches in 2011

Only 39 per cent of large businesses encrypt mobile devices, according to a new report from PwC
18 Apr 2012

New Android malware can remotely control phone

Latest Android threat can enable hackers to remotely and stealthily install unapproved software on users' machines
06 Apr 2012

Facing up to the application security challenge

02 Mar 2012

Stolen Facebook and Twitter log-ins on sale for $30 each

Cyber criminals also flogging log-ins for cPanel website administration
08 Feb 2012