Security > Malware

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.


GM Bank Trojan targets Australian banks

02 November, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A popular Android Trojan is capable of spoofing the login pages of more than 50 banks, including several from Australia, research from Avast has shown.


Trend Micro Incorporated XGen endpoint security

31 October, 2016

The Trend Micro Incorporated XGen endpoint security identifies benign data and known threats. It has application control, exploit prevention, behavioural analysis and machine learning to accurately identify unknown threats.


Australia a top target for banking Trojan

12 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia is the third most targeted market for the Odinaff malware, a Trojan designed to infect and compromise the networks of banks and other large financial industry companies.


Australian phones at risk of malware

11 October, 2016

Research by Intel Security has demonstrated that two-thirds of Australians do not have any security software installed to protect their mobile phones, despite viewing them as 'priceless'.


Malicious USB letterbox attacks in Victoria

26 September, 2016

Check Point Software and Tenable Network Security have warned the public to exercise caution after USB devices containing malicious content were placed in letterboxes around Victoria.


TorrentLocker spoofing AusPost, AFP to fool victims

05 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Recently studied TorrentLocker attack campaigns have used spoof web pages from major organisations, including Australia Post and the AFP, to lure victims into downloading the ransomare.


Ransomware threats spread to APAC

29 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The major ransomware operators have expanded into APAC, developing localised versions of their tools to help better extort payments from the region's internet users.


Apple patches iOS flaws used in cyber espionage

26 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Apple has issued a patch to address three critical iOS vulnerabilities used in malware developed for purposes including spying on political dissidents, as reports circulate of iPhone 6 devices facing 'touch disease'.


'Strider' targets Europe, Asia; Telstra's 5G tests; ACCC to study comms market

11 August, 2016 by Andrew Collins

Symantec says many targets have been attacked with 'Strider' malware, ACCC to scrutinise competition in the comms market, and Telstra to test Ericsson's 5G technology.


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