Slashdot Items Tagged "malware"

Date / Time Story
Friday February 16, 2018 @02:14PM A Hacker Has Wiped a Spyware Company's Servers -- Again
Thursday February 15, 2018 @01:04PM Hey Microsoft, Stop Installing Apps On My PC Without Asking
Tuesday February 13, 2018 @07:58PM Kaspersky Says Telegram Flaw Used For Cryptocurrency Mining
Thursday February 08, 2018 @12:36AM Attackers Drain CPU Power From Water Utility Plant In Cryptojacking Attack
Tuesday January 30, 2018 @04:47PM Google Play Removed 700,000 Bad Apps In 2017, 70 Percent More Than In 2016
Friday January 26, 2018 @06:58PM Crooks Created 28 Fake Ad Agencies To Disguise Massive Malvertising Campaign
Tuesday January 16, 2018 @03:25PM Researchers Uncover Android Malware With Never-Before-Seen Spying Capabilities
Friday January 12, 2018 @03:12PM Google Pulls 60 Apps From Play Store After Malware Exposes Kids To Porn
Wednesday January 10, 2018 @08:49AM Taiwanese Police Give Cyber-security Quiz Winners Infected Devices
Wednesday December 27, 2017 @12:40AM Beware: 'Digmine' Cryptocurrency Bot Is Spreading Via Facebook Messenger
Tuesday December 19, 2017 @03:59PM 'Loapi' Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Is Causing Phone Batteries To Bulge
Monday December 18, 2017 @08:03AM Microsoft Disables Word DDE Feature to Prevent Further Malware Attacks
Thursday December 14, 2017 @04:12PM Attackers Deploy 'Triton' Malware Against Industrial Safety Equipment
Wednesday December 13, 2017 @07:06PM Avast Launches Open-Source Decompiler For Machine Code
Monday November 20, 2017 @04:01PM Why Hackers Reuse Malware
Thursday November 02, 2017 @07:17PM Malware Developer Who Used Spam Botnet To Pay For College Gets No Prison Time
Saturday October 28, 2017 @05:03AM NotPetya Outbreak Left Merck Short of HPV Vaccine Gardasil
Tuesday October 24, 2017 @03:56PM Legal Hack Back Lets You Go After Attackers In Your Network
Thursday October 19, 2017 @01:37PM Canada's 'Super Secret Spy Agency' Is Releasing a Malware-Fighting Tool To the Public
Friday October 13, 2017 @03:54PM IRS Suspends $7 Million Contract With Equifax After Malware Discovered
Thursday October 12, 2017 @11:44AM Down the Rabbit Hole With a BLU Phone Infection
Tuesday October 10, 2017 @04:54PM Warning: Microsoft is using Cortana to read your private Skype conversations
Monday September 18, 2017 @12:54PM Avast's CCleaner Free Windows Application Infected With Malware
Monday September 18, 2017 @05:08AM CCleaner Compromised to Distribute Malware for Almost a Month
Tuesday September 12, 2017 @05:17PM At Least 1.65 Million Computers Are Mining Cryptocurrency For Hackers So Far This Year
Thursday September 07, 2017 @05:25PM Bug In Windows Kernel Could Prevent Security Software From Identifying Malware
Monday July 31, 2017 @03:37PM BrickerBot Dev Claims Cyber-Attack That Affected Over 60,000 Indian Modems
Monday July 24, 2017 @12:19PM Mysterious Mac Malware Has Infected Hundreds of Victims For Years
Wednesday June 28, 2017 @06:27PM WikiLeaks Dump Reveals CIA Malware For Tracking Windows Devices Via WiFi Networks
Wednesday June 28, 2017 @05:00PM London Metropolitan Police's 18,000 Windows XP PCs Is a Disaster Waiting To Happen
Tuesday June 27, 2017 @11:55PM Petya Ransomware Outbreak Originated In Ukraine Via Tainted Accounting Software
Friday June 23, 2017 @11:07AM Vault 7: CIA Has Malware for Hacking Air-Gapped Networks via USB Thumb Drives
Wednesday June 21, 2017 @11:16PM Microsoft Admits Disabling Anti-Virus Software For Windows 10 Users
Tuesday June 13, 2017 @03:30PM Apple Mac Computers Are Being Targeted By Ransomware, Spyware
Monday June 12, 2017 @02:40PM Researchers Reveal Malware Designed To 'Power Down' Electric Grid
Wednesday June 07, 2017 @03:07PM Russian Malware Communicates Using Britney Spears's Instagram Account
Tuesday June 06, 2017 @03:48PM WannaCry Exploit Could Infect Windows 10
Sunday June 04, 2017 @01:25AM CIA Malware Can Switch Clean Files With Malware When You Download Them Via SMB
Friday June 02, 2017 @03:26PM Chinese 'Fireball' Malware Infects Nearly 250 Million Computers Worldwide
Sunday May 28, 2017 @04:02PM Author of EternalRocks SMB Worm Calls It Quits After Intense Media Coverage
Friday May 26, 2017 @03:31PM Chipotle Says 'Most' of Its Restaurants Were Infected With Credit Card Stealing Malware
Friday May 26, 2017 @03:25AM Newly Discovered Vulnerability Raises Fears Of Another WannaCry
Friday May 19, 2017 @06:09PM New SMB Worm Uses Seven NSA Hacking Tools. WannaCry Used Just Two.
Friday May 19, 2017 @01:11PM CIA Co-Developed 'Athena' Windows Malware With US Cyber Security Company, WikiLeaks Reveals
Monday May 15, 2017 @09:50PM WikiLeaks Dump Reveals CIA Malware That Can Sabotage User Software
Monday May 15, 2017 @04:54PM WannaCry Ransomware Shares Code With North Korean Malware, Says Researchers
Saturday May 13, 2017 @05:43PM Researchers Find New Version Of WanaDecrypt0r Ransomware Without A Kill Switch
Wednesday May 10, 2017 @07:24PM New IoT Malware Targets 100,000 IP Cameras Via Known Flaw
Monday May 08, 2017 @11:12PM Mac Users Installing Popular DVD Ripper Get Nasty Backdoor Instead
Wednesday May 03, 2017 @05:29AM IBM Admits It Sent Malware-infected USB Sticks To Customers
Tuesday April 25, 2017 @07:06PM US ISP Goes Down As Two Malware Families Go To War Over Its Modems
Tuesday April 25, 2017 @01:26AM BrickerBot, the Permanent Denial-of-Service Botnet, Is Back With a Vengeance
Friday April 21, 2017 @04:57PM Developer of BrickerBot Malware Claims He Destroyed Over Two Million Devices
Monday April 17, 2017 @03:11PM Cylance Accused of Distributing Fake Malware Samples To Customers To Close Deals
Thursday April 06, 2017 @03:16PM New Destructive Malware Intentionally Bricks IoT Devices
Friday March 31, 2017 @11:12PM CIA Tricked Antivirus Programs, Claims WikiLeaks
Thursday March 30, 2017 @02:28AM Verizon To Force 'AppFlash' Spyware On Android Phones
Wednesday March 15, 2017 @12:21AM Hacking Victim Can't Sue Foreign Government For Hacking Him On US Soil, Says Court
Friday February 24, 2017 @03:50PM World's Largest Spam Botnet Adds DDoS Feature
Wednesday February 22, 2017 @03:28PM Software Vendor Who Hid 'Supply Chain' Breach Outed
Wednesday January 18, 2017 @04:19PM Malwarebytes Discovers 'First Mac Malware of 2017'
Thursday January 12, 2017 @06:59AM Latest Adobe Acrobat Reader Update Silently Installs Chrome Extension
Tuesday January 03, 2017 @09:56AM Programmer Finds Way To Liberate Ransomware Affected Smart TV, Thanks To LG
Wednesday December 28, 2016 @03:53PM Destructive KillDisk Malware Turns Into Ransomware
Wednesday December 28, 2016 @09:24AM Android Ransomware Infects LG Smart TV, Company 'Refuses' To Help
Thursday December 22, 2016 @05:05PM Russians Used Malware On Android Devices To Track and Target Ukraine Artillery, Says Report
Tuesday December 20, 2016 @06:51PM Barnes & Noble's Latest Tablet Is Running Spyware From Shanghai
Wednesday December 14, 2016 @03:59PM Malvertising Campaign Infects Your Router Instead of Your Browser
Friday December 09, 2016 @12:44PM Zeus Variant 'Floki Bot' Targets PoS Data
Wednesday December 07, 2016 @12:33AM New Stegano Exploit Kit Hides Malvertising Code In Banner Pixels
Thursday December 01, 2016 @10:54PM Multiple Vulnerabilities In AirDroid Opens At Least 10 Million Android Users To MITM Attacks, Hijackings
Thursday December 01, 2016 @06:21PM International Authorities Take Down Massive 'Avalanche' Botnet, Sinkhole Over 800,000 Domains
Wednesday November 30, 2016 @12:20PM More Than 1 Million Android Devices Rooted By Gooligan Malware
Friday November 25, 2016 @06:39AM Android Malware Used To Hack and Steal Tesla Car
Wednesday November 23, 2016 @08:42PM Security Researchers Can Turn Headphones Into Microphones
Wednesday November 23, 2016 @10:03AM FBI Hacked Over 8,000 Computers In 120 Countries Based on One Warrant
Friday November 11, 2016 @09:31PM Scammers Bite Chrome Users With Forgotten 2014 Bug
Friday November 11, 2016 @08:35PM 'Lurking Malice' Study Finds Malware Hiding In The Cloud
Friday November 11, 2016 @05:23PM Researchers Set To Work On Malware-Detecting CPUs
Friday November 11, 2016 @04:38PM FBI Operated 23 Tor-Hidden Child Porn Sites, Deployed Malware From Them
Monday November 07, 2016 @04:04PM Unsealed Court Docs Show FBI Used Malware Like 'A Grenade'
Tuesday November 01, 2016 @05:05PM New, More-Powerful IoT Botnet Infects 3,500 Devices In 5 Days
Monday October 17, 2016 @03:40PM Hackers Steal Credit Card Data From Visitors of US Senate GOP Committee Website
Friday October 14, 2016 @03:42PM Android Trojan Asks Victims To Submit a Selfie Holding Their ID Card
Thursday October 13, 2016 @11:42PM DHS Warns of Mirai Botnet Threat To Cellular Modems
Wednesday October 12, 2016 @10:34AM Most Businesses Haven't Inspected Cloud Services For Malware
Tuesday October 11, 2016 @11:33PM 'StrongPity' Malware Infects Users Through Legitimate WinRAR and TrueCrypt Installers
Sunday October 09, 2016 @03:08PM A Spotify Ad Slipped Malware Onto PCs and Macs
Tuesday October 04, 2016 @08:29AM Julian Assange: All That Malware On Wikileaks Isn't a Big Deal
Saturday September 24, 2016 @10:20AM Spam Hits Its Highest Level Since 2010
Thursday September 15, 2016 @04:57PM Over 500K People Have Installed a Pokemon Go-Related App That Roots and Hijacks Android Devices
Thursday September 15, 2016 @02:34PM FBI Agent Posing As Journalist To Deliver Malware To Suspect Was Fine, Says DOJ
Sunday September 11, 2016 @04:27PM US Goverment Employees Targetted By New 'GovRAT' Malware
Saturday September 10, 2016 @07:28PM Malware Infects 70% of Seagate Central NAS Drives, Earns $86,400
Wednesday September 07, 2016 @07:25PM Leaked Demo Video Shows How Government Spyware Infects a Computer
Tuesday September 06, 2016 @09:13AM Adobe Resurrects Flash Player On Linux
Thursday September 01, 2016 @03:01PM Microsoft Deprecating 'Obsolete' SmartScreen Spam Filters In Outlook and Exchange
Wednesday August 31, 2016 @10:10AM Transmission Malware On Mac, Strike 2
Sunday August 28, 2016 @12:25AM New Ransomware Poses As A Windows Update
Monday August 22, 2016 @05:20PM Turkish Journalist Jailed For Terrorism Was Framed, Forensic Report Shows
Saturday August 20, 2016 @07:50PM New Linux Trojan Is A DDoS Tool, a Bitcoin Miner, and Web Ransomware
Friday August 19, 2016 @11:45AM Malware Infected All Eddie Bauer Stores In US, Canada
Tuesday August 16, 2016 @05:35PM Malware That Fakes Bank Login Screens Found In Google Ads
Wednesday August 10, 2016 @06:07PM Linux Trojan Mines For Cryptocurrency Using Misconfigured Redis Servers
Wednesday August 10, 2016 @05:51PM Linux Trojan Mines for Cryptocurrency Using Misconfigured Redis Servers
Tuesday August 09, 2016 @12:39PM Researchers Crack Open Unusually Advanced Malware that Hid For 5 Years
Monday August 08, 2016 @11:13PM Google: Unwanted Software Is Worse Than Malware
Friday August 05, 2016 @06:45PM Car Thieves Arrested After Using Laptop and Malware To Steal More Than 30 Jeeps
Thursday August 04, 2016 @05:57PM Malware Linked To Government of Kazakhstan Targets Journalists, Political Activists and Lawyers, Says Report
Monday August 01, 2016 @05:47PM QRLJacking Attack Can Bypass Any QR Login System
Friday July 29, 2016 @09:51PM Cisco Finds $34 Million Ransomware Industry
Friday July 29, 2016 @04:51PM Malvertising Campaign Infected Thousands of Users Per Day For More Than a Year
Wednesday July 20, 2016 @01:07PM Android Nougat Won't Boot If Your Phone's Software Is Corrupt Or Has Malware
Monday July 18, 2016 @03:37PM RNC Is Preparing For Cyberattacks
Friday July 15, 2016 @03:30PM Cybercrime Overtakes Traditional Crime In UK, Says Report
Thursday July 14, 2016 @01:36PM Windows Malware Poses As Ransomware, Just Deletes Victims' Files
Sunday July 10, 2016 @08:35PM Stuxnet/Cyberwar Documentary Reviewer: 'The U.S. Has Pwned Iran'
Friday July 08, 2016 @05:42PM Researchers Develop A Way To Stop Ransomware By Watching The Filesystem
Thursday July 07, 2016 @03:50PM Wendy's Says More Than 1,000 Restaurants Affected By Hack
Thursday July 07, 2016 @03:56AM Avast Acquires AVG For $1.3 Billion To Create Security Software Giant
Wednesday July 06, 2016 @12:17PM EasyDoc Malware Adds Tor Backdoor To Macs For Botnet Control
Monday July 04, 2016 @12:53PM A Chinese Ad Firm Is Using Malware to Get More Clicks
Saturday June 25, 2016 @12:34AM NASCAR Team Pays Ransomware Fee To Recover Files Worth $2 Million
Friday June 24, 2016 @09:10AM Malware Can Use Fan Noise To Steal Data From Air-Gapped Systems
Thursday June 23, 2016 @04:26PM HTML5 Ads Aren't That Safe Compared To Flash, Experts Say
Tuesday June 21, 2016 @05:15PM 3 Million Strong Botnet Grows Right Under Twitter's Nose
Wednesday June 15, 2016 @03:30PM 'Spam King' Sanford Wallace Sentenced To 2.5 Years In Prison For Facebook Phishing Scam
Saturday June 11, 2016 @01:17AM How a Bad UI Decision From Microsoft Helped Macro Malware Make a Comeback
Friday June 10, 2016 @11:01AM Visual Studio 2015 C++ Compiler Secretly Inserts Telemetry Code Into Binaries
Wednesday June 08, 2016 @11:45AM Fake Gaming Torrents Download Unwanted Apps Instead of Popular Games
Tuesday June 07, 2016 @01:59AM 'Alarming' Rise In Ransomware Tracked
Friday June 03, 2016 @12:12AM There's a Stuxnet Copycat, and We Have No Idea Where It Came From
Monday May 30, 2016 @11:58PM Microsoft Warns of ZCryptor Ransomware With Self-Propagation Features
Friday May 20, 2016 @07:37PM DARPA Extreme DDOS Project Transforming Network Attack Mitigation
Thursday May 19, 2016 @11:16PM TeslaCrypt Ransomware Maker Shuts Down, Releases Master Key
Wednesday May 18, 2016 @11:18PM Updated Skimer Malware Infects ATMs Worldwide
Wednesday May 18, 2016 @03:34PM Spy Chief: Foreign Hackers May Be Targeting Presidential Candidates
Tuesday May 17, 2016 @03:38PM SourceForge Tightens Security With Malware Scans
Saturday May 14, 2016 @09:58AM Malware Bank Attacks May Be Linked To Sony Pictures Hack
Saturday April 30, 2016 @01:50PM Malware Taps Windows' 'God Mode'
Friday April 29, 2016 @09:57AM US Toy Maker Maisto's Website Pushes Ransomware
Thursday April 28, 2016 @02:07PM Cisco Finds Backdoor Installed On 12 Million PCs
Wednesday April 27, 2016 @11:35PM German Nuclear Plant Infected With Computer Virus
Wednesday April 27, 2016 @05:02PM Former Tor Developer Created Malware To Hack Tor Users For The FBI
Monday April 25, 2016 @10:43AM Ransomware Discovered That Infects Android Devices Without Any User Interaction
Thursday April 21, 2016 @12:18PM In a First, Judge Throws Out Evidence Obtained from FBI Malware
Tuesday April 19, 2016 @09:09PM Google Admits That Is Partially Dangerous
Tuesday April 19, 2016 @05:35PM EFF Sues DOJ For Access To Secret Court Orders On Decryption
Monday April 18, 2016 @06:59PM Rogue Source Code Repos Can Compromise Mac Security Due To Old Git Version
Sunday April 17, 2016 @12:34AM Researchers Find Hybrid GozNym Malware, 24 Financial Institutions Already Affected
Saturday April 16, 2016 @12:37PM Out-of-Date Apps Put 3 Million Servers At Risk of Crypto Ransomware Infections
Thursday April 14, 2016 @10:26PM Apple Deprecating Quicktime For Windows, Micro Trends Urges Users To Uninstall
Thursday April 14, 2016 @05:34PM Report: US Government Worse Than All Major Industries On Cyber Security
Tuesday April 12, 2016 @09:41AM BAE Systems Warns About Shape-Shifting Strain of Qbot Malware
Monday April 11, 2016 @01:35PM Experts Crack Petya Ransomware, Enable Hard Drive Decryption For Free
Monday April 11, 2016 @11:57AM Surveillance Cameras Sold On Amazon Found Infected With Malware
Saturday April 09, 2016 @01:27PM Researchers Help Shut Down Spam Botnet That Enslaved 4,000 Linux Machines
Saturday April 09, 2016 @12:58PM Popular Firefox Add-Ons Open Millions To New Attack
Saturday April 09, 2016 @11:15AM The FBI Director Puts Tape Over His Webcam
Wednesday April 06, 2016 @12:07PM Phishing Email That Knows Your Address
Tuesday April 05, 2016 @12:59PM We Live In The Dark Ages of Internet Security, Says Kaspersky Labs CEO
Friday April 01, 2016 @06:05PM $40 Hardware Is Enough To Hack $28,000 Police Drones From 2km Away
Friday April 01, 2016 @12:25PM Steam Hacker Says More Vulnerabilities Will Be Found
Friday April 01, 2016 @11:29AM Months After Hacks, DHS Sends a Warning About Hospital Ransomware
Thursday March 31, 2016 @03:13PM 'Hack The Pentagon' Bug Bounty Program Opens For Registration
Thursday March 31, 2016 @01:04AM Chinese Scammers Take Mattel To the Bank, Phishing Them For $3 Million
Tuesday March 29, 2016 @02:37PM Researcher Uses Valve Security Bug To Upload Paint Drying Game On Steam
Tuesday March 29, 2016 @12:46PM Virus Hits MedStar Health Hospital Network
Saturday March 26, 2016 @08:19AM USB Trojan Hides In Portable Applications, Targets Air-Gapped Systems
Saturday March 26, 2016 @01:26AM Petya Ransomware Uses DOS-Level Lock Screen, Prevents OS Boot Up
Friday March 25, 2016 @12:47AM Kentucky Hospital Calls State of Emergency In Hack Attack
Thursday March 24, 2016 @10:50PM Petya Ransomware Uses DOS-Level Lock Screen, Prevents OS Boot Up
Thursday March 24, 2016 @02:19PM U.S. Indicts 7 Iranians Accused of Hacking U.S. Financial Institutions
Wednesday March 23, 2016 @08:22PM Company Behind Badlock Disclosure Says Pre-Patch Hype Is Good Marketing
Wednesday March 23, 2016 @01:53PM After Decades of Abuse, Microsoft Adds an Anti-Macro-Malware Feature To Office
Tuesday March 22, 2016 @08:19AM Tor Project Says It Can Quickly Catch Spying Code
Monday March 21, 2016 @11:57PM Encryption Securing Mobile Money Transfers Can Be Broken
Monday March 21, 2016 @12:53AM Unprecedented DDoS Attack At Swedish Government, Media Outlets
Friday March 18, 2016 @01:15PM Pwn2Own 2016 Recap: Hackers Earn $460,000 For 21 Hacks
Friday March 18, 2016 @03:45AM Malware's Botnet Abused to Launch DDoS Attacks
Friday March 18, 2016 @12:59AM Dozens of Russian Banks Phished By Crooks Pretending To Be FinCERT
Wednesday March 16, 2016 @04:04PM 5 Major Hospital Hacks: Horror Stories From the Cybersecurity Frontlines
Wednesday March 16, 2016 @12:23PM Researchers Find iOS Malware That Infects Non-Jailbroken Devices
Wednesday March 16, 2016 @09:51AM Malvertising Campaign Hits MSN, NY Times, BBC, AOL
Wednesday March 16, 2016 @08:40AM Security Firms Say Chinese Hackers Behind US Ransomware Attacks
Tuesday March 15, 2016 @11:23PM Tavis Ormandy Criticizes Meaningless Antivirus Excellence Awards
Tuesday March 15, 2016 @06:52PM Steam Stealer Malware Becomes Extremely Sophisticated, Remains Very Cheap
Tuesday March 15, 2016 @12:23AM Docs With Malicious Macros Deliver Fileless Malware
Monday March 14, 2016 @08:38PM Typosquatters Running .om Domain Scam To Push Mac Malware
Saturday March 12, 2016 @10:56AM The Source of All Major Android Banking Trojans Just Got Updated To V2
Saturday March 12, 2016 @02:14AM 600,000 TFTP Servers Can Be Abused For Reflection DDoS Attacks
Thursday March 10, 2016 @03:09PM Cisco Patches Serious Flaws In Cable Modems and Home Gateways
Wednesday March 09, 2016 @11:02AM Home Depot Will Pay Up To $19.5 Million For Massive 2014 Data Breach
Tuesday March 08, 2016 @07:45PM KeRanger Mac Ransomware Based On Linux Forebear, Not Windows
Tuesday March 08, 2016 @12:19PM Brazilian Coders Are Pioneering the First Cross-OS Malware Using JAR Files
Monday March 07, 2016 @05:26PM Brazilian Coders Are Pioneering the First Cross-OS Malware Using JAR Files
Monday March 07, 2016 @02:33PM Apple Has Shut Down the First Fully-Functional Mac OS X Ransomware
Monday March 07, 2016 @10:28AM Seagate Hit By Targeted Phishing Attacks Seeking W2 Data
Sunday March 06, 2016 @04:28PM Transmission BitTorrent App Contained Malware
Saturday March 05, 2016 @01:20PM New Ransomware-as-a-Service Speaks To Victims