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Dendroid malware developer pleads guilty in court

Morgan Culbertson, the coder behind the making of Dendroid malware has finally pleaded guilty in court, and things are not looking very good for him!

University Student Faces Up To 10 Years In Jail For Selling Malware

As if the creation of malware wasn’t bad enough, it seems that a student from Carnegie Mellon University, a 20-year by the name of Morgan C. Culbertson, decided that he would profit from the creation of malware by selling it to other people. Show More Summary

Q&A: Protecting Your Mac From Malware and Viruses

How to see if a Mac has been infected and what to do about it; plus, changing uppercase to lowercase, and vice versa, in Microsoft Word.

Student gets caught trying to sell Android malware online, faces up to 10 years in prison

A student from Carnegie Mellon University could face prison time after admitting to a federal court judge that he was responsible for creating Android malware.

Fake EFF Domain Spreads Malware In Spear Phishing Campaign

Google helped the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) to uncover a spear phishing campaign that was using a fake electronicfrontierfoundation.org domain to infect certain targets.

New Malware Attack Tries To Trick People By Pretending To Be EFF

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put out an alert noting that, as part of a larger spear phishing attack campaign, to try to gain control over computers, a group has created a fake EFF website, designed to trick people into thinking they're going to EFF's actual website, but really installing some pretty nasty malware. Show More Summary

81% Of Healthcare Orgs Have Been Compromised By Cyber-Attacks In Past 2 Years

81 percent of health care executives say that their organizations have been compromised by at least one malware, botnet, or other cyber-attack during the past two years, according to the 2015 KPMG Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey. InShow More Summary

AP Sues FBI Over Impersonating An AP Reporter With A Fake AP Story

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last fall, we wrote about how the FBI had set up a fake AP news story in order to implant malware during an investigation. This came out deep in a document that had been released via a FOIA request by EFF, and first noticed by Chris Soghoian of the ACLU. Show More Summary

Scary iPhone malware can spy on you even after you close infected apps

A rather scary piece of iPhone malware would let an attacker spy on a target using an approved App Store app without the person’s knowledge. In fact, the malware app could continue to gather data for the hackers — or for a spy agency...Show More Summary

Finland detains Russian accused of U.S. malware crimes

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland confirmed on Thursday it has detained a Russian citizen, Maxim Senakh, at the request of U.S. federal authorities on computer fraud charges, in a move that Russia calls illegal.

Four short links: 27 August 2015

The Advanced Persistent Threat You Have: Google Chrome (PDF) — argues that if you can’t detect and classify Google Chrome’s self-updating behaviour, you’re not in a position to know when you’re hit by malware which also downloads and executes code …

Another Reason to Use an Ad Blocker: Malvertising Has Tripled This Year

Proponents of ad-blocking software may have another reason to continue blocking ads. A new report from cybersecurity firm Cyphort published this morning notes that instances of malware served via online advertising networks increased 325 percent between June 2014 and February of this year. Show More Summary

Android Malware Can and Should be Stopped at the Network Level

By: Mae Kowalke, TMCnet, Contributor I just bought an Android tablet after living exclusively in the Apple iOS world for the past couple years. The cost of the cheaper Android tablet was great, and my geek side surely will enjoy the customization options in the days ahead. Show More Summary

AVG Free Antivirus – Get Maximum Protection for your Computer

Protecting your computer from viruses and online malware is the most important thing you need to take into consideration. If you have, for some months now, been using your computer without an antivirus application, then you need to find one. Show More Summary

Plenty of Fish Hooks Up Users with Malware

If you've recently visited the online dating website Plenty of Fish, it's time to do a system scan for malware, thanks to a malicious ad.

5 Online Security Threats That You Need to Tell Your Friends About

The push for computer and online security awareness seems to become more difficult as the years roll by. While viruses and malwares, Trojans and backdoors have all been pushed into the public consciousness thanks to TV shows and movies, we think of these threats purely as computer-based. Show More Summary

Dating Site PlentyOfFish Contains Hidden Maleware Bite

If you’re looking for love on the dating website, PlentyOfFish, you might find malware instead. Internet security vendor, Malwarebytes, has detected a malvertising attack on the site. Considering PlentyOfFish has upwards of 100 million users, this has the potential to affect a lot of people worldwide. More »      

Actively Exploited IE7-IE11 Flaw Allows Drive-By Malware Downloads

Microsoft emits emergency patch for a zero-day flaw found in Internet Explorer versions 7 through 11, found by Google researcher, Clement Lecigne. Users should update their machines immediately as the vulnerability is already actively exploited.

5 Videos That Teach You How to Spot and Delete Malware

If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a malware attack, you’ll know that it can be frustrating and time consuming to remove the infection and repair your system. Manual removal requires downloading a removal tool and booting into...Show More Summary

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