Millions stolen from banks through sophisticated malware

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Hackers infiltrated over 100 banks in several countries, stealing millions of dollars in possibly the largest bank theft the world has seen, according to a report published by the New York Times on Saturday. The Times said it received an advance copy of an upcoming report by Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab that ...

Ninite – Install and Update All Your Programs at Once

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

I just recommended this to a Windows user out of sympathy and noticed that I've never actually blogged about it, so I would like you to meet Ninite (if you haven't met already - it's been around for a while now). It’s simple to use and has a large selection of ...

Simplocker Android ransomware variant identified, tougher to decrypt files

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

A new and improved variant of Simplocker ransomware for Android devices is currently being distributed, according to Avast. When Simplocker was first identified in June 2014, it was considered possibly the first ransomware for Android devices that encrypts files. However, the encryption key was hardcoded inside the malware and was not ...

DDoS malware for Linux systems comes with sophisticated custom-built rootkit

Friday, February 6th, 2015

A malware program designed for Linux systems, including embedded devices with ARM architecture, uses a sophisticated kernel rootkit that's custom built for each infection. The malware, known as XOR.DDoS, was first spotted in September by security research outfit Malware Must Die. However, it has since evolved and new versions were seen ...

US health insurer Anthem suffers massive data breach

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the United States, has suffered a data breach that may turn out to be the largest health care breach to date, as the compromised database holds records of some 80 million individuals. Not much is known about how the attack was discovered, how ...