malware

New Malware In Ukraine Is Actually A Warning For War

Ukraine has been a major target of international cyber warfare for a long time. To be clear, cyber warfare is just what it sounds like, violent action against others conducted through digital-based attacks. As we get further into the 21st century, bombs and guns and nukes and drones aren’t the only instruments of war. Militaries

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How In The World Did Trickbot Steal Your Bank Password?

First there was Dyre malware, initially discovered in October 2014 and designed to steal sensitive data by successfully infecting computers. Most people conduct online banking using their personal phones, tablets, and PCs, and many others use their credit cards to make purchases online using those same devices. Further, enterprise and business computers as well as

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Sex, Work, And Malware: How To Avoid These Virtual STDs

Despite their devilish tactics, you have to give it hackers—they sure are creative at coming up with new and unexpected way to infiltrate your privacy and infect your systems with malware. Everyone knows the best kinds of hacks involve reverse engineering of the human mind, where a certain behavior can open up a world of

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New Windows Defender Stops Viruses From Leaking Nasty Poison

Windows Defender has been around in some form or another since January 2005. In 2004, Microsoft bought GIANT AntiSpyware, an application which prevents spyware infections. Spyware is a type of malware which spies on you and allows cyber attackers to see what you’re doing on your computer and to view all the files on your

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Introducing The Dangerous New Software That Will Ruin You

Heard of Azorult? Well, it’s a form of information-stealing malware with multiple features, including the ability to download even more malware from its command and control servers. Think of it like a Swiss Army Knife for cyber attackers—the little tool that does everything. Azorult was first spotted in early January 2018, although it may have

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You Need To Know The Simple Truth About Web Hosts And Malware

A great deal of the malware going around these days is spread through the web. And yet, many web hosting companies don’t recognize that their hosted pages have been infected by malware or that one of their web hosting customers is deliberately distributing bad code. Reporting these types of malware-based incidents should be easy, so

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How Certain Malware Will Make You Hack In Your Sleep

These days, many home appliances and electronics don’t work the way they used to. With the invention of self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (SMART), a lot of the devices around the house won’t shut off completely unless they are completely disconnected from their source of electricity. We saw this trend about 12 years ago with PS3

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Is The Antitrust Lawsuit Against AV Vendors Good For Security?

Each major antivirus vendor has their own malware researchers, antivirus signatures, heuristics, and proprietary malware detection technologies. Malware is now a greater problem than ever before—for enterprises, consumers, and organizations large and small. When it comes to detecting known malware and increasingly sophisticated zero-day attacks, each vendor tries to stay ahead of the game. The rise

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This Is What Happens When Your Boss Is Really A Russian Scammer

The Russian anti-malware firm, Kaspersky, has recently found a spear phishing scam affecting “email and other electronic communications targeted at specific individuals, organizations, or businesses.” These exploits are specifically designed to steal information for malicious purposes by installing secret malware on unsuspecting systems. And the kicker is, they do it by posing as your boss.

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Why SamSam Ransomware Is The Goose Who Laid The Golden Egg

In the past year, ransomware has raked in millions for cybercriminals and their syndicates who both appear to have created the golden goose of malware.Sophos, with their blog post, has announced that WannaCry’s spiritual successor, SamSam ransomware has made $5.9 million in profit. The line chart above supplied by Sophos details the profit episodes of

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