McAfee report outlines evolving threat landscape

Security vendor McAfee released its McAfee Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2012 this week, reporting that sophisticated attacks originally targeting the financial services industry are now hitting other critical sectors of the economy. “We

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 22nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Canada one of most popular countries to host malware, phishing operations: Websense

Canada is one of top countries in the world most affected by malware and phishing, according to a report from a San Diego-based security vendor. The biggest cyber-security threat faced by businesses over

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Million dollar botnet Bamital taken down

A major clickfraud Trojan that's been operating for more than three years and reaped more than $1.1 million in returns for its operators has been shut down, Symantec Corp. announced this morning.Working with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Android becomes malware magnet as popularity surges

Android has reached the same volume of malware threats in less than three years that the PC took 14 years to see, according to a report by Trend Micro. The security vendor released

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Security vendor reports security threats increasing

Security software and solutions vendor McAfee released its third quarter threat report on Wednesday, finding a significant increase in mobile malware and a new record for database breaches.Additionally, McAfee reported jumps in ransomware

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 14th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

‘Malnets’ blamed for two thirds of all cyberattacks this year

‘Malnets' are surpassing botnets as the latest innovation in cyber infections, according to research from security vendor Blue Coat. Malware delivery networks use compromised servers to spread malware toPCs when users click on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Latest Sophos security releases target Android malware, Dropbox files

Sophos has released a new free anti-virus app for Android devices. As explained in our source story from Network World, theapp scans formalicious apps and malware on Android devices. In November it will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Mobile malware soars more than 2,000 per cent in just one year

The number of unique malware variants targeting mobile devices skyrocketed by 2,180 per cent in just one year, a new study has found. The increase was recorded by ABI Research between the first

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Don’t fall for this old scam

By Paul Wood Fake antivirus has been around for a while and it’s a booming business/cybercrime enterprise that probably isn’t going anywhere soon. It is also one of the most popular types of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2012 Paul Wood

Old Adobe Flash installs on Android could be security risk

Just as Google’s Android platform has officially dropped support for Adobe Flash, more security issues have emerged for the software that’s still widely used on the Web.As reported in PCWorld, Adobe’s quarterly update

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

McAfee’s Android app updated after more than 1 million downloads

Computer viruses and malware have become such an expected part of the Internet experience that it has become the habit of every Windows PC user to install some sort of security software product.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Experts warn of new Dirt Jumper botnet that crippled Krebs site

The baddies behind the Dirt Jumper malware have unleashed a new threat called Pandora and even cybersecurity experts like Brian Krebs aren't immune to variations of the nasty botnet, a U.S. security firm

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 14th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

BitDefender, Avast come out on top in antivirus protection tests

BitDefender came out on top as the most effective antivirus product at blocking computer viruses and malware and Avast performed the best of free antivirus software in a set on independently conducted tests released this

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to protecting against online attacks

Lately it seems rare to read a technology section and not see a story about a targeted online security attack. With Stuxnet, Duqu and now Flamer making big headlines, targeted attacks have become

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2012 Paul Wood