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

Published on: July 17th, 2012 Paul Wood

Flame malware can weaponize USB drives

While USB drives have long been a security threat, the Flame spying malware brought the use of portable storage devices to a new level of weaponry.Flame, discovered last month in Iran's oil-ministry computers,

Published on: June 13th, 2012 Antone Gonsalves

Flame and Stuxnet creators collaborated: Kaspersky Labs

Security researchers from antivirus vendor Kaspersky Labs have found evidence that the development teams behind the Flame and Stuxnet cyberespionage threats collaborated with each other.The Kasperskyresearchers determined that Flame, which is believed to

Published on: June 11th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Obama ordered Stuxnet attacks on Iran?

U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the Stuxnet cyberattacks on Iran in an effort to slow the country's development of a nuclear program, according to a report in The New York Times. The Times,

Published on: June 1st, 2012 Grant Gross

Flamer malware hitting Iran may be government cyber warfare: report

The new Flamer malware targeting computer networks in Iran may be part of a government backed cyber warfare campaign, a new report suggests.The malware has shown up on PCsrunning Windows XP, Windows 7

Published on: May 28th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Digitally signed malware becoming prevalent

Security companies have recently identified multiple malware threats that use stolen digital certificates to sign their components in an attempt to avoid detection and bypass Windows defences.When it was discovered in 2010, the

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Targeted attacks and how they’re happening now

by Paul Wood Targeted malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs) have been big news in 2011, particularly in the wake of the Stuxnet attacks of 2010, and the recent discovery of Duqu.  Though

Published on: December 13th, 2011 Paul Wood

2010 tech stories nobody predicted

Welcome to 2011. Usually around this time of year, pundits guess what we'll be seeing in the year ahead. On the computer security front, we're hearing that 2011 will be the year of

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Robert McMillan

Money-stealing mobile Zeus botnet on the loose, McAfee reports

McAfee today revealed its McAfee Threat Report for the third quarter of 2010. Information like that provided by McAfee in these quarterly reports is valuable for IT admins--enabling them to keep a finger

Published on: November 18th, 2010 Tony Bradley

‘Incredibly complex’ worm could soon threaten business computers

If you think malware is a serious problem today, just wait for the Stuxnet worm to get busy.Developed and launched by parties unknown, the Stuxnet worm has been described as "a precision, military-grade

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Mark Gibbs

More attacks loom as virus writers pick up on Windows flaw

The Windows attack used by a recently discovered worm is being picked up by other virus writers and will soon become much more widespread, according to security vendor Eset.Eset reported Thursday that two

Published on: July 26th, 2010 Robert McMillan