Symantec has identified a surge in the use of targeted ransomware by an ever-increasing number of attack groups over the past two years.
Researchers from McAfee have uncovered a new ransomware variant that has the potential to become a major threat due to its sophistication and modular design.
SA has Australia's highest proportion of malware infected devices, with an estimated 26.4% of devices infected with an average of 20 malware strains.
McAfee Labs' latest Threat Report found that cryptomining malware samples surged 629% in Q1 and a further 86% during Q2.
The creators of the powerful Mirai malware have avoided jail time due to their "extraordinary cooperation" with the US Justice Department.
Australia has the dubious honour of being the fourth top host of malicious domains in the world, ahead of both China and Russia.
New research from WatchGuard Technologies reveals that more than one in five Australians have been the victim of a ransomware attack.
Cylance's latest Threat Report found that malware attacks increased 13.4% over 2016, with the healthcare sector remaining the most under fire.
Bitcoin's value has led to an increase in attacks that consume computing power to mine for cryptocurrencies.
Notorious cybercrime group Lazarus has launched a new phishing and malware campaign targeting Bitcoin users and global financial organisations.
There has been a sharp increase in the number of malwareless impersonation attacks, according to a new report from Mimecast.
Ransomware accounted for well over half of all cyber threats in Australia during the past six months as attacks on both Windows and other platforms increased, a SophosLabs report indicates.
Cybercriminals are increasingly turning their attentions to credential theft, and nearly half of all malware is new or zero day, new research from WatchGuard indicates.
Symantec has warned that cybercriminals are developing and selling mobile apps that can be used to develop ransomware with no technical expertise and without having to write any code.
APT28, the cyber espionage group believed to be sponsored by the Russian government, has been found targeting hotel guests in Europe and the Middle East through a new malware campaign.