Archive for the 'virus' Category

CryptoLocker news

Okay folks, here we go again. More ransomware is spreading and it can hit you. [Ransomware comprises a class of malware which restricts access to the computer system that it infects, and demands a ransom paid to the creator of the malware in order for the restriction to be removed. Some forms of ransomware encrypt […]

Terrifying new Ransomware

This is here some scary sh%t. I know I sound like this guy about backing up your entire systems to ‘offline/removable’ media but I’ll keep on saying it. This nasty is spreading fast on corporate networks. Scary thing is it still uses social engineering and poor user training/safety methods to launch/install. It usually arrives as […]

Avoid Internet Doomsday: Check for DNSChanger Malware Now

Some background: The DNS system is a network of servers that translates a web address — such as http://www.google.com — into the numerical addresses that computers use to locate actual websites, computers and servers. It is known as the Internet’s phone book, which translates URLs to the IP address for the server hosting the Web […]

Another Flashback Variant – 2nd in two days!

Hey Mac users who still haven’t taken the hint and update your systems’ security there’s yet another version of the Flashback Trojan for you to enjoy. It infects unprotected Macs in the same way Flashback.K did, through a Java applet exploit, and installs itself without the need of your password. And, just as its predecessor, […]

OK Mac guys here we go again!

There’s Another Mac Trojan Spreading Via Microsoft Office documents and email attachments. The Trojan apparently spreads through infected Office documents, and it’s in “active stage”, which means that it searches through documents on infected machines. Please note that this is a very sophisticated and malicious attack that not only ‘infects’ your machine but also installs […]

Phishing attacks getting more efficient for the bad guys

Folks, please, please, please be very careful of what you click on and what financial information you provide. Especially in response to an ‘alerting’ email! There are a great number of ‘phishing’ attacks occurring again and they are getting even more sophisticated. Many almost look and sound legitimate. I have written previously on some of […]

Computer Virus Infects U.S. Drone Fleet!

This should just serve as another warning – PEOPLE KEEP YOUR AV AND ANTI-SPYWARE SOFTWARE UP TO DATE!! Use multiple types of protection, keep your systems OS files and applications updated. A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America’s Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots’ every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan […]

Latest Mac Malware news 06-04-2011

The Mac Trojan/Malware ‘MacDefender’ now calls itself ‘Mac Shield’. The malware keeps changing names and looks but still is relatively the same as before. However it is still infecting loads of machines and is, in my opinion very dangerous; it lures users into providing sensitive financial information to thieves. Sophos for Mac will remove it. […]

Apple releases fix for MacDefender Trojan

Ok OS X folks. Looks like Apple finally is releasing a ‘fix/update’ for the MacDefender Trojan. The update provides a File Quarantine definition for the "OSX.MacDefender.A" malware and Mac OS X 10.6.7 will now automatically update the definitions on a daily basis. The update will also search for and remove MacDefender and its known variants. […]

MacDefender Trojoan Strikes Again!

Apple and Mac folks I’d like to welcome you to the Windows world of malicious and pernicious attacks – even ‘drive bys’. For over two decades I and the rest of the security world have been trying to inform people that NO networked system is safe from attack. Because of the sheer number and percentage […]