Big increase in master boot record attacks: McAfee report

Any startup looking to gain a foothold in a given market knows there's a minimum threshold to surpass before you can start gaining traction - a niche that must be carved out and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Phishing is not an Olympic sport

By Paul Wood, Cyber Security Intelligence Manager, Symantec The Olympics are an exciting time when our national pride is at an all time high. I’m sure that most of us find ourselves constantly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 9th, 2012 Paul Wood

All you need to now about the Flame malware

What exactly is Flame? What does it do?Flame is an attack toolkit, which is a lot more complex than Duqu. It is a backdoor, a Trojan, and it has worm-like features, allowing it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 30th, 2012 Debarati Roy

Religious Web sites top ‘most dangerous’ list

Have you been warning employees to stay clear of adult sites because they're laden with malware?Symantec Corp. suggests you might want to serve equal warning about Web sites in the opposite site of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 30th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

One in five Macs harbour PC malware

A recent security scan of 100,000 Apple Macs found that almost three per cent were infected with Mac-capable malware including the recent Flashback Trojan, security company Sophos has reported. All told, 2,700 machines

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

New trojan steals credit cards from hotel computers

A remote access computer Trojan (RAT) designed to steal credit card details from hotel point-of-sale (PoS) applications is being sold on the underground forums, researchers from security firm Trusteer said in a blog post on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 18th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Two new Flashback bugs no cause for a Mac panic attack: experts

Following the outbreak of the Flashback Mac Trojan, security researchers have spotted two more cases of Mac OS X malware. The good news is most users have little reason to worry about them.Both

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 16th, 2012 Jared Newman and Lex Friedman

Kaspersky releases free tool to scrub Flashback from Macs

Antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has launched a free removal tool for the Flashback Mac OS X malware and a Web site where users can check whether their computers are infected with it.Flashback is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 10th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Canadian machines hit by massive Mac botnet

A Mac trojan horse spotted by security analysts since last year has infected more than 600,000 Apple computers, says Dr. Web, a Russian antivirus vendor. More than 56 per cent of the infected

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 5th, 2012 Daniel Ionescu

New Russian malware doesn’t need a file to infect you

Researchers have discovered an extremely rare and possibly unique form of "fileless" malware that executes entirely in memory without the need to save any files to the hard drive of a victim's PC.The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 21st, 2012 John E. Dunn

Hackers picking on Windows Media Player exploit

Security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro have come across a Web-based attack that exploits a known vulnerability in Windows Media Player."Earlier today, we encountered a malware that exploits a recently (and publicly)

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Hackers could attack modern cars without even touching them

An unsuspecting driver opens her door and steps into her new car, placing her smartphone on the dash as it connects with the in-car infotainment system for hands-free features. Little does she know

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Hackers disguise .exe files with ‘Unitrix’ exploit

Hackers are using a new trick to cloak malicious files by disguising their Windows file extensions to make them appear safe to download, a Czech security company warned today.The exploit, dubbed "Unitrix" by

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

SpyEye Trojan can evade fraud-detection algorithms

Banks are facing more trouble from SpyEye, a piece of malicious software that steals money from people's online bank accounts, according to new research from security vendor Trusteer.SpyEye is a particularly nasty piece

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 27th, 2011 Jeremy Kirk