Hackers utilizing a RAT, otherwise known as a Remote Access Trojan, named Mirage have been engaging in a systematic cyber espionage campaign against a plethora of targets, including a Canadian energy company, a large oil firm in the Philippines and several other countries since April, according to Dell’s SecureWorks Counter Threat Unit. This is the […]
According to a recent investigation by Microsoft, brand new laptop and desktop computers sold in China contain preinstalled malicious software, which has already infected millions of computers around the world. The malware, which is embedded in counterfeit versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating systems, is designed to spy on users and conduct denial-of-service attacks, Microsoft stated. […]
A new Trojan horse has been discovered that attempts to cover its tracks by crippling the infected PC after stealing the data. Known as “Shamoon” by most antivirus companies, the malware has been used in targeted attacks aimed at specific individuals or firms, including at least one in the energy sector. According to recent reports, […]
Facebook launched a new feature on Tuesday that allows users to lock down their Facebook accounts and perform malware scans if they suspect that their computers might be infected. The popular social networking site already uses internal scanners to detect spam and malicious messages that might have been sent from user accounts controlled by malware, […]
I’ve got some good news that is immediately followed by some bad news. The good news is that spam is continuing to decrease with the bad news being that cybercriminals are still hard at work creating intricate and sophisticated computer hacks and launching them on helplessly unsuspecting victims according to a recent Threats Report from […]
It has recently been discovered by researchers at Trend Micro that there is a piece of malicious software that automatically uploads stolen data cache to the SpendSpace file-sharing service for when it needs to be retrieved. Creators of malware often use file-hosting and sharing servers for that exact purpose. However, this marks the first time […]
The one thing about computer viruses that is the worst is that they are always evolving. No matter how fast anti-virus companies make new software to protect you it seems there is always something that they can’t defend against. However, the fact that anti-virus products certified by ICSA Labs can protect users from a broader set of malware should make some computer users rest easier.
The recently released SpyEye banking malware is continuing to affect computers across the world and is also proving to be more difficult to detect and remove from infected Windows PCs, according to researchers from EMC’s RSA Security Division.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the largest defense contractor in Japan, has just acknowledged that a plethora of its servers and PCs have been infected with malware. However, the company did deny that any confidential information that may have been stored in these systems was, in fact, stolen.
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