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 ...

EduCrypt ransomware teaches you a lesson about computer security

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Ransomware has been infamously known to be nasty pieces of malware that takes a computer's files hostage, and then demands a ransom, which can vary in cost. Countless variants have been discovered, which differ in how they are programmed, but all demand money in the end. However, a new variant recently ...

New, improved Macro malware hitting Microsoft Office

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

The comeback was 16 years in the making, but macro malware is once again on security professional's radar in a big way impacting at least 100,000 people since it began its resurgence earlier this year, according to Intel Security. The malware, which uses the macros found in Windows Office products like Word ...

New Stegosploit Tool Hides Malware Inside Internet Images For Instant Drive-by Pwning

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Go online for five minutes. Visit a few webpages. How many pictures do you see? With the media rich nature of the web, chances are your answer is in the hundreds. It is in this space the future of malicious cyber attacks could be embedded. In a presentation at Hack In ...

Super secretive malware wipes hard drive to prevent analysis

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Researchers have uncovered new malware that takes extraordinary measures to evade detection and analysis, including deleting all hard drive data and rendering a computer inoperable. Rombertik, as the malware has been dubbed by researchers from Cisco Systems' Talos Group, is a complex piece of software that indiscriminately collects everything a ...

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