Security > Malware

Security needs an "all hands on deck" approach

21 January, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

To counter ever-sophisticated cyberthreats, organisations will need to continually improve their security practices, but many CISOs are overconfident in their company's security capabilities, a Cisco survey suggests.

Optus teams with FireEye to tackle APTs

09 October, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus Business and FireEye have partnered to offer joint-managed security services, open two advanced security operation centres and research APTs targeting APAC firms.

How to combat advanced persistent threat (APT) malware

26 September, 2014

Malware was once the pastime of script kids but it has turned into a profitable business with most sophisticated malware being advanced persistent threat (APT).

One-day websites providing cover for cybercrooks

27 August, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A 90-day web traffic analysis shows that 71% of the host names requested by web users worldwide were sites appearing for only one day, and as many as 22% of these were malicious.

Australians targeted by Koler mobile ransomware

30 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Over 6000 Australian visitors have been exposed to the mobile component of the Koler ransomware, which disguises itself as messages from the AFP or other authorities.

Mobile ransomware becoming a significant threat

25 July, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The threat posed by mobile ransomware has grown considerably this year, and the first Android variant that encrypts phone data has been discovered in the wild, according to Fortinet Labs.

Mobile malware becoming sophisticated and scary

26 June, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Security firms detail newly discovered mobile malware samples with alarming capabilities, such as covertly installing additional apps, recording phone calls and sending money to attackers.

Is antivirus really dead?

03 June, 2014 by Peter Stelzhammer, AV-Comparatives

"Antivirus is dead!" claimed Brian Dye, Symantec's Senior Vice-President for Information security, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Is he correct?

Australians clicked 27m malicious links in Q1

20 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia ranked sixth in the world for users who clicked suspicious links during Q1, and fifth among countries hosting malicious URLs, according to Trend Micro.

Malware posing a growing threat to enterprises

12 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Around 84% of enterprises had malware operating on their networks in 2013, and more than half had users downloading malware every two hours, Check Point research indicates.

Kaspersky leads anti-malware ranking

28 April, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Kaspersky, Emisoft, Avira and BitDefender all blocked 99.8% of malware from live malicious URLs during a comparative test, and Kaspersky also scored highest on detecting malicious files.

Cybercrims exploit missing flight MH370 concerns

20 March, 2014

Cybercriminals are using the mystery surrounding missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 as a way to infect unsuspecting internet users with malware.

Ads pass explicit content as top mobile threat vector

13 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Malicious mobile ads have passed explicit content as the top content exposing users to mobile threats, but explicit content remains the most potent threat, according to Blue Coat Systems.

Pace of malware attacks doubled in 2013

03 March, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

A malware attack on enterprises occurred once every 1.5 seconds in 2013, and there were command and control servers in nearly every country worldwide, according to FireEye.

Android dominates mobile threat landscape

26 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Android appears to have emerged as the platform of choice for mobile malware authors, accounting for more than 96% of all infections traced by FortiGuard Labs during 2013.

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