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Displaying items by tag: Trojans

If you're not downloading Android apps from official, trusted app stores, if you're not checking multiple reviews, if you're not carefully checking permissions or using strong anti-virus, then Android users beware - fake apps and banking trojans could find their way onto your Android-powered smartphone.

Published in Apps
Wednesday, 31 March 2021 10:31

WatchGuard reports the ups and downs of malware

Security vendor WatchGuard Technologies' Internet Security Report for Q4 2020 shows fileless malware attack rates grew by nearly 900% while unique ransomware payloads plummeted by 48%.

Published in Security

The latest Cyberthreats Report from cyber protection powerhouse Acronis says that 2021 will see remote workers and managed service providers targeted by cyberattackers, with data exfiltration to outpace data encryption

Published in Security
Saturday, 31 October 2020 18:03

2020’s nastiest malware revealed by Webroot

Webroot has released its annual list of the Nastiest Malware, "revealing phishing, botnet attacks and ransomware as 2020’s most vicious cybersecurity threats".

Published in Security

British security researcher Marcus Hutchins faces up to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to two of the 10 charges facing him in the US – creating banking trojans in the years before he took up a career in infosec.

Published in Security

Threats to users of adult websites have decreased in 2018, compared to the previous year, with 650,000 users facing attacks from online resources, a drop of 36% from 2017 when more than a million attacks were recorded, a study claims.

Published in Entertainment

Email fraud attacks continue to grow dramatically, with the number of attacks against targeted companies increasing 226% between Q3 2018 and Q4 2018, and a whopping 476% when comparing Q4 2017 and Q4 2018, according to a new global security threat report.

Published in Security

The percentage of cryptocurrency miners downloaded by botnets in the second half of 2017 and the first half of 2018 has increased as attackers increasingly use this kind of malware to benefit from infiltrating machines, the security firm Kaspersky Lab says.

Published in Security

A new banking trojan, dubbed “DanaBot”, has been discovered targeting users in Australia via emails containing malicious URLs, according to security firm Proofpoint.

Published in Security

A number of Android trojans that steal money from those who use WAP billing — mobile payments that bill the user through his/her mobile bill — have been found by a researcher at Kaspersky Lab.

Published in Mobility

WikiLeaks has released a huge number of CIA documents detailing the hacking tools used by the agency in what it calls the biggest dump of security material in history.

Published in Government Tech

Businesses in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia have paid an average ransom of $11,781 to ransomware attackers, with some businesses paying a ransom of more than $20,000, according to a newly published report on the growing prevalence of ransomware attacks in the APAC region.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 27 September 2016 11:19

Palo Alto spots Komplex OS X Trojan

Security vendor Palo Alto Networks has identified Mac malware being used in targeted attacks.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 14:50

More malware sneaks under Google Play radar

According to a security vendor, apps containing a capcha-evading Trojan have found their way into Google Play.

Published in Mobility

Virtualisation in enterprises has been a growing trend for years, offering attractive opportunities for scaling, efficiency, and flexibility, but is virtualisation secure?

Published in Security
Monday, 19 May 2014 13:11

Bitdefender offers easy Genieo cleanup

It's not a new threat, but security vendor Bitdefender is warning Mac users about the Genieo adware packaged with certain free software.

Published in Security

PCs running Windows 7 or Windows Vista have a higher chance of being infected with malware than Windows XP computers, according to Microsoft's latest Security Intelligence Report.

Published in Security
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:30

Beware of new Android malware, warns ESET

Security vendor ESET has warned Android users of a new Android Trojan spreading via Facebook pages.

Published in Your Tech
Monday, 24 March 2014 11:24

Hesperbot banking trojan targeting Australia

Security software company ESET has warned that the Hesperbot banking trojan is actively targeting Australian bank customers.

Published in Security
Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:19

Mobile malware attacks up 614% in one year

Attacks on mobile devices increased 614% between March 2012 and March 2013, compared to 155% growth a year earlier, according to new research.

Published in Security
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