Security > Malware

Australia is a prime target for ransomware

12 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia is the second most targeted nation in the world by ransomware attacks using the Angler exploit kit, with Trend Micro urging businesses to remain vigilant against any threats.

New malware exposes Macs to full concealed control

07 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Bitdefender has discovered a new malware strain capable of giving attackers full, undetected control over Mac computers, including unrestricted access to all files on infected systems.

Malware silently roots phones; Dell sells SonicWALL and Quest; 154m Americans' data leaked

30 June, 2016 by Andrew Collins

Dell Software Group offloaded to private equity and hedge fund, 'Godless' malware found on Google Play, and data brokerage customer details leaked.

Bot redirects Google traffic for 1 million IPs

19 May, 2016

Bitdefender has analysed a clickfraud bot currently operating on nearly one million computers worldwide, which redirects Google traffic to malicious servers controlled by cybercriminals.

Ransomware threat landscape evolving

30 March, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Research from multiple security companies shows how ransomware and other malware are evolving to incorporate new ways to disguise themselves and carry out attacks.

Major websites compromised by malvertising

17 March, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

MSN, the BBC, The New York Times and other major websites have had their web ads compromised by a widespread malvertising campaign seeking to distribute ransomware to US victims.

Porn clicker malware could be hiding in your apps

09 March, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Security researchers at Bitdefender have identified nine unsuspecting apps on the Google Play store containing hidden 'porn clicker' malware.

Australia third most targeted by banking botnets

23 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia was the country third most targeted by banking botnets in 2015, with criminals attacking more than 95 financial institutions, Dell research shows.

Cisco drops $2bn on IoT buy; Autodesk cuts 925 jobs; T9000 spies on Skype users

11 February, 2016 by Andrew Collins

Cisco plans to acquire Jasper Technologies for about $1.98 billion, almost 1000 jobs to go in Autodesk restructure, and Palo Alto reveals a Trojan that can spy on Skype users.

Virus hits Melbourne hospital; Aussie hotels in Hyatt hack; Exetel to compensate customers

21 January, 2016 by Andrew Collins

Win XP systems at a Melbourne hospital have been hit with a virus, Sydney and Canberra Hyatt hotels listed in hack, and Exetel forced to recant over contract changes.

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac

07 October, 2015

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac eliminates adware, malicious hijacker programs and unwanted toolbars with its Adware Protection, with Bitdefender Autopilot for Mac added to ensure maximum ease of use.

Protecting yourself against CryptoLocker

02 September, 2015 by David Higgins, ANZ Country Manager, WatchGuard Technologies

CryptoLocker has been one of the biggest crises in IT over the past 18 months, and it hasn't gone away. Here are eight steps you can take to prevent an attack.

Calls to kill Flash as third zero-day exploit found

16 July, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Trend Micro researchers have discovered a third zero-day vulnerability in Flash from the trove of leaked Hacking Team data amid calls from security exploits to kill off the widely used software.

Android ransomare makes up 25% of Aussie malware

07 July, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Android ransomware accounted for 25% of all malware detected in Australia during the month of May, a steep rise from 6% in February, research shows.

As malware threats loom, end users are the weak link

21 May, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACCC has warned Australian businesses of an influx of malware and ransomware threats, while research has shown that corporate devices are most vulnerable when away from the security perimeter.

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