FBI: Destructive Malware Warning

‘Destructive’ malware may have hit Sony Pictures, other companies warned

By on December 2, 2014 at 4:25 PM.

‘Destructive’ malware may have hit Sony Pictures, other companies warned

Sony Pictures was hit by unknown hackers last week who managed to steal various sensitive information, including high-quality digital versions of several unreleased Sony movies, prompting the FBI to issue a five-page warning to certain U.S. businesses regarding a new type of “destructive” malware. A copy of the memo has been obtained by Reuters. More →

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Regin Malware Spying Tool

The most advanced malware yet has been spying on you for years

By on November 25, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

The most advanced malware yet has been spying on you for years

Security researchers have discovered a highly advanced malware program, called Regin, that have been used for spying purposes for at least six years. First discovered by Symantec and confirmed by Kaspersky, the security threat is believed to be the work of a government, considering the massive resources behind it and its sophisticated features, rather than a program devised by hacker groups interested in stealing data and/or money from regular Internet users. More →

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New Malware Password Manager

Frightening new malware targets your password manager

By on November 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Frightening new malware targets your password manager

If you thought hackers gaining access to just one of your online accounts was troublesome, you’ll be terrified to know that the next frontier might put your entire online identity at risk. IBM’s Security Intelligence reports that a new configuration of the Citadel trojan has been designed to start keylogging when specific password managers begin running on an infected user’s computer. More →

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Android Malware: NotCompatible

Complex Android malware believed to have infected up to 4.5M smartphones in the U.S.

By on November 21, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Complex Android malware believed to have infected up to 4.5M smartphones in the U.S.

As many as 4.5 million American Android smartphone users may have been fooled into somehow downloading a complex malicious program on their devices since January 2013, The New Yok Times reports, citing security company Lookout. More →

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FTC on PC Malware Security Scams

FTC cracks down on massive ‘PC cleaner’ security scam

By on November 20, 2014 at 7:00 AM.

FTC cracks down on massive ‘PC cleaner’ security scam

The Federal Trade Commission and the State of Florida on Wednesday announced plans on fighting a type of online scam that cons unsuspecting PC users into paying up to hundreds of dollars for alleged security protection for their computers, which turns out to be fake software supposed to fix inexistent malware threats. Such businesses have fooled many individuals and companies into paying over $120 million for Internet security. More →

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iPhone WireLurker Malware Attack

Apple has already patched the most terrifying iPhone malware yet

By on November 7, 2014 at 9:26 AM.

Apple has already patched the most terrifying iPhone malware yet

After a security report revealed that iPhone users in Asia were at risk at having their devices infected with an advanced malware program that can be used to steal data from devices after they’re connected to a previously infected MacBook, Apple told Business Insider that it has already patched the serious security issue. More →

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Google Gmail Drafts Malware

Scary new malware uses a Gmail trick to steal your data

By on October 29, 2014 at 2:28 PM.

Scary new malware uses a Gmail trick to steal your data

A new piece of malware that can spy on a user’s computer has been discovered, Wired reports, with researchers also having found a clever way for the program to communicate with its creators: Google’s popular Gmail email service. More →

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iOS and Android Malware

Sophisticated malware already spying on Hong Kong protesters’ iOS and Android phones

By on October 1, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

Sophisticated malware already spying on Hong Kong protesters’ iOS and Android phones

Whenever mobile malware comes up, the usual reports detail new malicious apps that are found to affect Android, while iOS remains largely unaffected by such programs. However, The New York Times now says that security researchers have discovered a sophisticated malware attack that’s currently spreading in Hong Kong between Occupy Central protesters, and which is able to infect and then spy upon both Android and iOS devices. More →

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Celebrities Nude Pictures Malware

There’s something phishy about those nude photos you might be looking for

By on September 4, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

There’s something phishy about those nude photos you might be looking for

Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week, you’ve probably heard that quite a few celebrities have had their personal iCloud accounts hacked into, with thieves being able to retrieve compromising pictures and videos from existing cloud backups. Some hackers apparently did it just for the fun of it, while others did it for the money. Other hackers, meanwhile, might be trying to profit from the increased interest in celebrities’ nude photos by attempting to use their notoriety to engage in phishing attacks. More →

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Android Malware Apps

It’s time to get serious about mobile security: Here’s how to protect your Android phone

By on September 4, 2014 at 12:40 PM.

It’s time to get serious about mobile security: Here’s how to protect your Android phone

Unfortunate though it may be, the simple fact is that most of us don’t take mobile security as seriously as we should. The idea of running a PC without antivirus software and malware protection is crazy to most people, but Android devices and other smartphones and tablets are the new frontier for hackers and malicious software makers looking to steal your private data.

It’s time to get serious about mobile security. More →

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UPS Malware Data Breach

UPS is the latest company to acknowledge major malware breach

By on August 21, 2014 at 8:05 AM.

UPS is the latest company to acknowledge major malware breach

Following the many cases of malware attacks targeting various retail stores to steal personal customer data, including Target, Neiman Marcus, or P.F. Chang’s, UPS is the next in line to acknowledge such a security breach. The Wall Street Journal reports that 51 UPS locations have been hit in a heist where hackers have accessed data for approximately 105,000 customer transactions between January and August.
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iPhone Jailbreak Malware App

Watch out for this frighteningly smart malware that’s infected over 75,000 jailbroken iPhones

By on August 20, 2014 at 2:35 PM.

Watch out for this frighteningly smart malware that’s infected over 75,000 jailbroken iPhones

The malware protection that comes with Apple’s walled-off garden is only so good as long as you stay in that confined space, as otherwise hackers will be able to attack you with malicious programs. Specifically, jailbroken iPhones, which can install any iOS app whether it’s approved by Apple or not, are obviously susceptible to malware attacks, and a Virus Bulletin advisory notice details one such malicious program that has infected at least 75,000 iOS devices to date. More →

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Android SMS Banking Malware

Dangerous Android malware can do anything it wants with over 500K infected devices

By on August 7, 2014 at 11:35 AM.

Dangerous Android malware can do anything it wants with over 500K infected devices

A new piece of dangerous malware has apparently been discovered, RT.com reports, and it’s running on more than half a million Android devices from the U.S., Europe and Russia. The malicious program, which has been discovered by Russian security firm Group-IB, gives attackers complete control of those devices once it’s installed. More →

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