April 6, 2016

Malware can hijack Firefox extensions to compromise users

Web browsers these days, especially Chrome, use sandboxing methods to prevent unauthorized access to the computer or excessive use of resources. But while that may be […]
April 5, 2016

Android Adware Discovered in 100 Apps on the Official Google Play Store

Security researchers have discovered 104 Android apps that exhibit a combination of adware and spyware features, collecting information on users in order to deliver malware to […]
April 4, 2016

Malware Attacks On Hospitals Put Patients At Risk

The first sign seems innocuous enough if you don’t know what you’re looking at: Files in the computer appear as decrypt.html, or decrypt.txt instead of their […]
April 1, 2016

Vulnerability in iOS’ mobile device management protocol lets hackers push malware to enterprise iPhones

Apple has demonstrated numerous times that security is a top priority in its software efforts. For example, improvements to iOS 9 have made it harder for […]
March 31, 2016

Maryland hospital group hit by ransomware launched from within

Baltimore’s Union Memorial Hospital is the epicenter of a malware attack upon its parent organization, MedStar. Data at Union Memorial and other MedStar hospitals in Maryland […]
March 30, 2016

TreasureHunt malware steals POS credit card data from retailers

Custom-built malware is stealing credit card details directly from retail point-of-sale (POS) systems, cybersecurity researchers have warned. The malware, dubbed TreasureHunt, has been observed by FireEye, […]
March 29, 2016

MedStar Health’s network shut down by malware

A large healthcare provider in the Washington, D.C., area said it has resorted to paper transactions after malware crippled part of its network early Monday. MedStar […]
March 28, 2016

Malware authors quickly adopt SHA-2 through stolen code-signing certificates

As the IT industry is working to phase out the aging SHA-1 hashing algorithm it’s not just website owners and software developers who are scrambling to […]
March 21, 2016

As If Ads Weren’t Bad Enough, Now Adsense comes with Malware stuffed inside

Ads aren’t all that bad. They’re designed for people that actually need the stuff they’re selling in case they see them. They help move the economy […]
March 21, 2016

New Malware Attacks When You Type a URL Wrong

Better watch where those fingers fall on the keyboard next time you type out a URL. Security researchers have discovered a new trend they’re calling typosquatting, […]
March 21, 2016

Malware the root cause of $80 million Bangladesh Bank heist

Researchers believe that malware installed within the Bangladesh Bank’s computer systems allowed cyberattackers to learn how to withdraw and take off with $80 million from the […]
March 21, 2016

Security experts warn against ‘Locky’ malware

CYBER-CRIMINALS have upped their game with a highly advanced new ransomware targeting Australians. Security experts have discovered a virus called “Locky” in an Australia Post email […]