Third-party app stores for Android phones have become a breeding ground for dangerous malware capable of rooting victims' devices, delivering malicious ads and collecting user data, warned security firm Trend Micro.
F-Secure announced yesterday that it has detected a malvertising campaign that delivers phony online ads to not only traditional browser platforms but also the Skype video chat application.
The creators of the DMA Locker ransomware released an updated version that now includes several improvements.
Symantec yesterday warned online gamers of new Windows-based malware schemes victimizing fans of the strategy card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.
Google issued a Chrome update to address Windows, Mac, and Linux vulnerabilities that would allow attackers to take control of affected systems.
A Russian-language banking Trojan has been found manipulating the ruble-dollar exchange rate
Kaspersky has confirmed the return of Carbanak as Carbanak 2.0 and uncovered two more groups working in the same style: Metel and GCMAN.
The feared Dyre banking Trojan has been almost killed off, following a reported raid by the Russian authorities on a Moscow film distribution company last November.
Palo Alto Networks researchers have spotted a new, more complex backdoor trojan that is targeting Skype users and which can identify and evade the security software found on the victim's computer.
The Windows-based trojan Remtasu has switched tactics, disguising itself as a malicious application for accessing people's Facebook account credentials.
Vulnerabilities in the Graphite font processing library affects Firefox, OpenOffice, Thunderbird, Pale Moon, WorldPad and many Linux distributions.
A mysterious Good Samaritan has replaced the code on certain parts of the villanous Dridex botnet with Avira Anti-virus installers.
Oracle issued a security alert and patches for CVE-2016-0603 that can affect Java SE 6, 7 or 8 being run on the Windows.
Researcher Wesley Wineberg said he's been censured due to his participation in the Facebook bug bounty program.
In an oft-repeated tale, a senior at Panther Creek High School was arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges for hacking into a school computer and changing grades.
The non-profit Internet Archive library today unveiled a virtual Malware Museum, which offers a look back at some of the hacking community's earliest attempts to infect computers.
Apple has brought on board two security researchers who previously worked to develop the infamous Thunderstrike 2 worm.
Malwarebytes has discovered that amateur meteorologists get more than a weather forecast when they download the deceptive WeatherWizard app.
Researchers at Dr. Web spotted the Android.Xiny.19.origin trojan incorporated into more than 60 games in the Google Play Store.
An amateurish ransomware known as DMA Locker could crash while encrypting files, leaving users confused as to why their machines aren't operational.
Researchers at Zscaler spotted attackers using macro malware as a vector to spread the Neutrino bot via spearphishing emails.
Landry's Inc., the dining and hospitality chain operator that discovered a long-running data breach in December, said it has completed its internal investigation into the incident, and has fortified its point-of-sale operations with encryption technology to prevent future cyberattacks.
A researcher at the University of California, San Diego, claimed to have discovered a way to hack into a computerized car's operational controls by playing a music CD encoded with malware on the vehicle's entertainment system.
Researchers at SecureList have uncovered a new family of backdoors for Linux and Windows.
Following a guilty plea in 2013 for distributing malware and conspiring to commit computer hacking, Michael Hogue was sentenced to five years probation.
Even the best security people can't be expected to know the whole zoo of devices being used across a large organization, reports James Hale.
Ransomware is a complex threat, but its impact can be lessened, says Thomas Gresham.
The newly discovered ransomware known as " 7ev3n" encrypts victims' files and demands 13 bitcoins for the key.
Researchers have spotted attackers using malicious Microsoft Word documents distributed via spearphishing emails to spread the Black Energy Trojan in Ukraine.
Sixty-seven percent of Android devices are prone to a newly discovered ransomware variant - the first to employ "clickjacking" as a way to fool users into giving away their administrator rights, Symantec warned today in its Security Response blog.
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