323,000 pieces of malware detected daily

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

According to Kaspersky Lab, the number of new malware files detected by its products in 2016 increased to 323,000 per day. This is an increase of 13,000 from the amount in 2015, and a significant jump from the 70,000 files per day identified in 2011. The number of cyberthreats appearing every ...

Malicious online ads expose millions to possible hack

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Since October, millions of internet users have been exposed to malicious code served from the pixels in tainted banner ads meant to install Trojans and spyware, according to security firm ESET. The attack campaign, called Stegano, has been spreading from malicious ads in a “number of reputable news websites,” ESET said ...

New type of auto-rooting Android adware is nearly impossible to remove

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Researchers have uncovered a new type of Android adware that's virtually impossible to uninstall, exposes phones to potentially dangerous root exploits, and masquerades as one of thousands of different apps from providers such as Twitter, Facebook, and even Okta, a two-factor authentication service. The researchers have found more than 20,000 samples ...

Ransomware’s new threat: if you don’t pay, we’ll publish your photos online

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The ‘scareware' variant of the Chimera ransomware trojan has been spotted by the Cologne-based anti-botnet advisory centre, Botfrei (‘Botfree'). The agency says Chimera is a classic blackmail trojan which is now targeting specific employees in German companies with fake emails about job applications or job offers. The emails point them to a Dropbox ...

230,000 new malware samples detected each day

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

PandaLabs has confirmed a record increase in the creation of new malware samples. In the second quarter of 2015 alone there were an average of 230,000 new malware samples detected each day, which means a total of 21 million new types in these three months. Compared to the same period last ...

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