Malware from spying on governments now used in cybercrime, Sophos says

Advanced persistent threats (APTs), once the province of hackers hired to spy on foreign governments and to gather intelligence, are no longer a rarity in the world of cybercrime – cybercriminals are now

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2014 Candice So

Four myths about protecting your data

IT administrators may be the first line of defence against hackers eager to tap into companies’ networks. But even they may have some inaccurate beliefs about how hackers operate – and those can

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 8th, 2013 Candice So

Gmail passwords stolen using Flash exploit

Adobe today confirmed that the Flash Player bug it patched Sunday is being used to steal login credentials of Google's Gmail users.The vulnerability was patched yesterday in an "out-of-band," or emergency update. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 7th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Apple responds to fake antivirus attacks

Apple on Wednesday updated the malware engine included with Snow Leopard to detect the newest version of MacDefender, the fake antivirus program that's plagued users for the last month.The update was the latest

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Pirated Windows software boosting malware infection, says Microsoft

Microsoft today said computers in countries with high rates of software piracy are more likely to be infected by malicious code because users are leery of applying security patches."There is a direct correlation

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 4th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

The bug finder whose name bothers Microsoft

When a hacker going by the name Chujwamwdupe published attack code that exploited a recently patched bug in Microsoft Office 2003 last week, it looked almost as if he were publishing the software

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 19th, 2008 Robert McMillan