malware
Loading page

Ukraine Power Outages Caused By Malware, Say Researchers

On December 23, a large swathe of Ukraine suffered a massive power outage. This week, it’s come to the light that it could have been the result of destructive malware.


Hyatt Admits To Finding Malware On Its Payment Systems

If you’ve stayed at a Hyatt recently, you may want to check your bank statements. The chain has admitted that it’s identified malware on the computers that are used to operate payment processing for its hotels.


Most Complex Cash Register Malware Ever Is Out To Steal Your Money And ID

A new kind of point-of-sale malware, which uses multiple layers of obfuscation and encryption to cover its tracks, has been identified by security researchers — and is being help up as the most complex software of its kind yet to be identified in the wild.


Comcast Blames Customers After Apparent Hack

Comcast, American multinational company and owner of NBC, is one of the most hated companies in America. What’s worse is that it can’t stop doing infuriating things. This week in Reasons Comcast Sucks, an apparent hack led about 200,000 customers accounts showing up for sale online.


Newly Discovered Breed Of Android Malware Is Almost Impossible To Remove

Security researchers have come across a new kind of Android malware, which purports to be a well-known app but then exposes your phone to root attacks — and is virtually impossible to remove.


The Grey Area In Grey Imports: How I Bought A OnePlus 2 From Kogan That Was Loaded With Malware

The story of how I found malware on my ‘brand new’ OnePlus 2 from Kogan.


Can Malware Do Good?

Rather than doing harm, new malware Linux.Wifatch has actually infected and upgraded the security in 10,000+ routers. It even prompts users to update weak passwords. But is it totally above board or is there more going on?


Apple Is Cleaning The App Store Of Its First Major Malware Attack

Apple cleaned the App Store of apps containing malware today, having discovered a long con that saw developers using infected software tools, inadvertently turning their legit apps into data-collection tools for hackers.


How A Lotto Worker Tried To Rig A Jackpot With Self-Destructing Software

An ex-Lotto employee who tried to get rich by installing secret software onto the computer that picks Lotto winners has been convicted of fraud for trying to rig a $US14.3 million jackpot.


Warning: Hacking Team Wrote Malware For Flash, Android And Windows

We learned yesterday that the Hacking Team — an Italian security company with ties to oppressive governments and a reputation for selling intrusive spy tools — got hacked. Today, we’re learning some scary things about what this all means for you and me. In a word: malware.


Loading page