Tag: malware

US Feds Start Dismantling Destructive Spam Botnet Kelihos

The US Department of Justice has announced the launch of an extensive effort to put an end to the Kelihos botnet, a global network of over 10,000 infected computers that has been delivering spam and...

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Disk-Wiping Malware KillDisk Now Targets Linux Systems

Infamous disk-wiping malware KillDisk gains an update which sees it compromise Linux systems alongside Windows machines. The malware, known to be used in hacking attacks during espionage operations...

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IBM Study: Ransomware up 6,000%, a Billion-Dollar Business

A new study from IBM security has revealed that ransomware has increased a staggering 6,000% this year compared to 2015 and is on course to become a billion dollar business by the end of the year. A...

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Microsoft’s PowerShell is Being Abused by Malware Authors

Microsoft Powershell, the software giant’s prominent scripting language that is now the default shell in the ever-popular Windows operating system is being used by cybercriminals to spread...

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Mirai Botnet Malware Continues to Wreck Havoc Around the World

Hundreds of thousands of customers of UK telephone provider TalkTalk and the Post Office are without access to the internet after crippling cyberattacks caused by the Mirai malware, a strain that...

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Cybersecurity Expert: IoT Botnets are the Trojan Horse of the 21st Century

The sweeping and unprecedented cyberattack that occurred on October 21, 2016 draws parallels with the giant horse filled with Greek soldiers that was presented to the Trojans as a peace offering some...

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Darkhotel APT: An Elite Spying Group Targeting Executives

Extremely skilled, elite hackers, are targeting executives when they're vulnerable with surgical precision.

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Secret Manuals for an Advanced Government Spyware Created by the Hacking Team Released

Italian company Hacking Team sells spyware to a number of oppressive governments to spy on their citizens and even Americans. Should we be concerned?

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WireLurker: A Revolutionary Malware Targeting Apple iOS Devices

Do you own an Apple device? If so, you need to read this to minimize the risks of getting infected by this revolutionary malware that infected hundreds of thousands of users already.

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AirHopper: Remotely Stealing Information from Offline Computers Using FM Waves

The future is here! Smartphones can now steal information off the screen of highly secure offline systems using nothing more than FM radio waves.

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