Malware Viruses Trojans and Spyware
- April 21, 2016
Up to 3.2 million servers with unpatched JBoss vulnerability from 2010 are open to spread ransomware through networks; experts urge keeping up with software patches to stay safe.
- March 31, 2016
A new ransomware vaccine promises to protect against infections by popular ransomware variants like Locky and TeslaCrypt, but experts are wary about implementation and security.
- March 25, 2016
A series of ransomware attacks have been reported at hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, leading to experts recommending automated backup for enterprises.
- March 16, 2016
Research has uncovered ransomware attacks that begin with a sophisticated phishing campaign hitting users around the globe.
- February 16, 2016
The FBI, along with the LAPD, began investigating a ransomware attack at a Hollywood hospital that has crippled the facility's operations and could cost millions.
- January 15, 2016
- January 04, 2016
Russia-based threat actors were accused of attacking media outlets and electric companies in Ukraine using BlackEnergy malware.
- December 23, 2015
Juniper firewalls are reportedly vulnerable to two serious backdoors, and the NSA may be at least indirectly responsible for one that exposes VPN data.
- December 10, 2015
The FBI has admitted to using zero-day exploits rather than disclosing them, and experts say this should not be a surprise considering the history of federal agency actions.
- November 06, 2015
News roundup: Troubling research on PKI certificate revocation; encryption research finds usability lacking; GnuPG adds features. Plus: More zero-days, xCodeGhost still haunting Apple and more.
- November 02, 2015
CoinVault and Bitcryptor variants of ransomware have been declared dead after the authors were arrested and decryption keys were recovered by law enforcement.
- November 02, 2015
A new report analyzed Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware attacks and found that it may have cost victims $325 million and that money may be going to a single source.
- October 09, 2015
Team White hackers have taken credit for infecting more than 300,000 devices with the Wifatch malware designed to harden security, but experts still question the team's vigilante actions.
- October 02, 2015
An unknown source is infecting thousands of routers with malware not to intentionally cause harm, but apparently as an act of white hat security vigilantism to make the routers safer.
- October 01, 2015
A new study has found that although flaws are most likely to be exploited within 60 days of discovery, companies can take between 100 and 120 days for vulnerability remediation.