Cybercrooks use card-sniffing malware to hack into ATMs

Diebold has released a security fix for its Opteva automated teller machines after cyber criminals apparently broke into the systems at one or more businesses in Russia and installed malicious software.Diebold learned of

Published on: March 19th, 2009 Robert McMillan

One man’s 12-year battle against malware

I first started fighting computer malware back in 1987. Back then, it was a lot easier. We didn't have the Internet (in widespread use). Viruses and Trojans were limited to an even dozen

Published on: January 26th, 2009 Roger A. Grimes

Worldwide e-mail scam campaign exploits Obama victory

A worldwide malicious e-mail campaign is using sensational "news" about U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as bait to steal the financial information of recipients.There are two different e-mails being distributed, according to Dan Hubbard,

Published on: November 7th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Terrible Trojan steals 500,000 bank account, credit card logons

A sophisticated cybercrime group that has maintained an especially devious Trojan horse for nearly three years has stolen the log-ons to more than 300,000 online bank accounts and almost as many credit cards

Published on: November 3rd, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Paris Hilton is McCain’s running mate

As if John McCain's selection of neophyte Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin to fill the second half of the Republican Party's presidential bill wasn't sensational enough, spammers proclaimed Paris Hilton as the unlikely running

Published on: September 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Fabulous and free – 15 downloads to protect your privacy

One of the worst privacy invaders the world has ever seen is the Internet. When you surf, Web sites can find out where you've been and can gather other information about you. Trojan

Published on: August 7th, 2008 Preston Gralla

Vicious Trojan attacks on gaming sites also pose business threat

Vociferous and widespread attacks against online gaming accounts by cybercriminals have spawned a new family of Trojans.These Trojans dominate malware activity worldwide and also poses a threat to businesses, a security expert warns.Trojans

Published on: July 21st, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft fix pulverizes password theft software on 2 million PCs

Microsoft's June security updates were bad news for online criminals who make their living stealing password information from online gamers.The company's Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) – a program that detects and removes

Published on: June 24th, 2008 Robert McMillan

Malware menace growing – and what you can do about it

Large businesses using social networking tools are vulnerable to far greater security attacks than their systems are equipped to handle, say Internet security experts.In addition Web-based technologies such as VoIP (voice over Internet

Published on: May 16th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Smart ways to secure your mobile workers

The productivity benefits of smart phones and other mobile devices are difficult to ignore, and enterprises will continue to role them out across their workforce. For CIOs and other senior IT personnel the

Published on: March 10th, 2008 Gareth Maclachlan