Mac malware hijacks video and audio data

Morcut malware - aka Crisis - was apparently specifically coded to spy on infected Mac OS X users by hijacking video and audio data.  



Thousands may lose internet access today

If you're reading this, then you're OK - but, today, many people around the world will have a nasty surprise.

Infected printers spew out pages of garbage

You can't help suspecting that many people won't notice the difference, but a new outbreak of the Trojan.Milicenso malware has left printers all over the world spewing out page after page of garbage.

Iran braces for more cyber attacks

A high-ranking Iranian minister says his country is bracing for more damaging cyber attacks by the United States, Israel and Britain.

Sophisticated Flame spy virus infiltrated Iranian networks

A sophisticated computer virus that infiltrated and spied on Iranian networks was reportedly coded by the United States and Israel.

Iran claims it has fix for Flame malware

The Iranian government says it has a removal tool for the Flame malware targeting the country's oil industry, and says it will give it to any Iranian organization that's been affected.

World's most complex malware discovered - after two years in the wild

Researchers have discovered what they say is the most sophisticated malware ever discovered running rampant in the Middle East.

A fifth of Macs 'contain malware'

One in five Macs is harboring malware, says security firm Sophos - and not just the native kind but the Windows variety too.

Malware targets human rights activists

Hackers have successfully compromised the UK version of Amnesty International's website by serving malware that exploits a recently-patched vulnerability in Java.



Cars - the next-gen malware battleground

The folks at the Lifeboat Foundation have launched the AIShield project - which they say is designed to protect humankind from hostile smart products.  

Malware authors target Android Market

Malware authors continue to target Google's Android market with malicious apps disguised as legitimate software.

The rise of Android malware


Android malware samples have reportedly increased by a staggering 472% since July 2011.



Malware disables ambulance response systems


An unspecified malware variant recently disabled the automated response systems of a New Zealand-based ambulance service.

Duqu infiltrates Iranian networks

Iran has confirmed that a number of computer networks in the country have been infected by the Duqu trojan, an enigmatic piece of malware based on Stuxnet.   



iPhone 5 'pre-order' is a scam

Scammers are exploiting the excitement over today's iPhone 5 launch to spread malware via a fake email.

Facebook partners with WebSense to protect users from dodgy links

Facebook's teamed up with security firm Websense to check every link users click on for malware.

Hacked MySQL dishes out malware to visitors

Hackers have compromised the website of the MySQL database management system, leaving visitors to the site at risk of malware infection.

Former USSR countries hit by malware attacks

Trend Micro security researchers say they've discovered a major series of malware attacks targeting systems in Russia and other former Soviet states.

Automated Skype calls spread scareware

Digital denizens have apparently kicked off a campaign to spread malware and scareware via automated, unsolicited Skype calls.

Android now worst platform for malware

Android threats leapt 76 percent during the second quarter, according to the latest report from security consultants McAfee, making it the most attacked mobile operating system.