Security > Malware

Ransomware attacks grew threefold in 2017

03 May, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Cylance's latest Threat Report found that malware attacks increased 13.4% over 2016, with the healthcare sector remaining the most under fire.

Cryptojacking more valuable than stealing data?

12 March, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Bitcoin's value has led to an increase in attacks that consume computing power to mine for cryptocurrencies.

Lazarus is back and targeting Bitcoin users

13 February, 2018 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Notorious cybercrime group Lazarus has launched a new phishing and malware campaign targeting Bitcoin users and global financial organisations.

Impersonation attempts by cybercriminals on the rise

06 December, 2017

There has been a sharp increase in the number of malwareless impersonation attacks, according to a new report from Mimecast.

Australia is a ransomware hotspot

07 November, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Cybercrooks focusing more on credential theft

05 October, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Android apps for making ransomware found

28 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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 malware targets hotel guests

14 August, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

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.

Vic traffic cameras weren't compromised by WannaCry

10 July, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Victoria's Road Safety Camera Commissioner found that the WannaCry infection of the state's traffic cameras failed to encrypt data on the compromised systems and did not affect the integrity of recorded infringements.

Kaspersky Lab files antitrust complaint against Microsoft

13 June, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Kaspersky Lab is accusing Microsoft of abusing its dominant operating system position to unfairly and aggressively promote the use of Windows Defender over third-party antivirus products.

Android devices shipped with malware

13 March, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Check Point Software has detected 38 Android devices belonging to two large ICT companies that came preinstalled with malware inserted along the supply chain.

Is Trump using an unsecured smartphone?

20 February, 2017 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Two US senators have written to the Department of Defense raising concerns over reports that President Donald Trump may still be using his personal unsecured smartphone.

Android devices at risk of attack

25 January, 2017

Researchers have uncovered vulnerabilities to SMS-based attacks in Android phones.

Android malware infects over one million Google accounts

01 December, 2016

New Android malware called Gooligan is infecting 13,000 vulnerable devices every day.

Failed malware attack disrupts internet services in Germany

29 November, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A failed malware attack on a specific brand of routers, potentially linked with the Mirai IoT botnet, caused significant broadband outage for around 900,000 customers of Deutsche Telekom.

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