Security > Malware

Kaspersky and Absolute feud over vulnerability allegations

17 February, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

How hard are security companies expected to try to contact vendors before publishing reports that may cast their products in a bad light? The controversy ensuing from a report published last week by Kaspersky Lab revolves around this question.

Top 5 malware trends for 2014 and how to combat them

23 January, 2014

This paper discusses the top five malware trends to watch out for in 2014 and how important it is to have a security solution that provides endpoint protection. Download now.


Yahoo! ad malware attack worse than thought

14 January, 2014 by Andrew Collins

A recent malware attack that saw Yahoo! serving malware to users of its websites affected more users than originally thought and may have caused affected computers to become 'bitcoin slaves', generating bitcoins for the attackers.

CryptoLocker: your money or your life

18 December, 2013

A new form of malware called CryptoLocker has recently been identified. It is designed to extort money from victims by denying them access to their personal computer files. It targets all Windows operating systems and once infiltrated, files are destroyed unless a ransom is paid.

Download this white paper for more information on this new form of ‘ransomware’ and how the Webroot SecureAnywhere solution can help. 

Australia prime target for banking malware

11 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australia is a popular target for online banking malware, iOS phishing sites and command and control attacks, according to research from Trend Micro.

Reinventing antivirus

09 September, 2013

This white paper covers how cloud architecture and behaviour recognition are changing the security game and making traditional antivirus obsolete. Download now. 

Phishing 2.0

09 September, 2013

This white paper covers why phishing is back as the No. 1 web threat and how web security can protect your company. Download now. 

Cybercrooks using Google Cloud Messaging to target Android

19 August, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google's Cloud Messaging Service, used to let Android app developers interface with their programs, is attracting the attention of malware authors.

Mobile devices: the next internet security target 

22 March, 2013 by Jonathan Andresen, Blue Coat Systems

Malnets are a lucrative source of income for distributors and they are becoming more sophisticated everyday. How can your business stay ahead of the distributors to protect your business?

Antivirus shootout cuts scan time from three hours to three minutes

05 February, 2013 by Andrew Collins

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations (RFDSWO) has implemented a new antivirus system, cutting full system scan times from about three hours to under three minutes, and increasing the performance of endpoint machines.

W32.Flamer malware threatens Middle Eastern data security

29 May, 2012

Symantec is analysing a malware threat that it has labelled W32.Flamer, which the company says has been operating under the radar for at least two years, stealing documents and other user data, primarily from machines in the Middle East.

ESET Endpoint Security Suite for cybersecurity

07 May, 2012

ESET’s Endpoint Security Suite has been designed to provide ongoing protection against cybersecurity threats. The small system footprint, coupled with remote management of clients, make the solutions suitable for companies of all sizes.

Fake Instagram app infecting Android devices warns Sophos

20 April, 2012

Cybercriminals are creating fake versions of popular smartphone apps, such as Angry Birds and the popular photo-sharing app Instagram, as a way to distribute their malware and earn money from unsuspecting users, warns IT security and data protection company Sophos.

McAfee report finds malicious sites nearly double and mobile malware continues to grow

23 February, 2012

The McAfee Threats Report Q4 2011 has found malware sample results that surpass its 75 million 2011 prediction, an almost doubling of malicious sites, an increase in mobile (particularly Android) malware, rootkits and botnets (Cutwail and Grum), and a decrease in global spam.

Free internet security suite for Westpac customers

19 January, 2012

Customers of Westpac, St George, Bank SA and Bank of Melbourne now have access to a one-year free subscription to Bitdefender’s Internet Security 2012, thanks to a partnership between the Westpac Group and the information security company.

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