computer virus

Data-stealing app found in Google Play downloaded thousands of times

A notorious Android banking trojan designed to steal user data, like passwords and text messages, has been discovered in Google Play and downloaded thousands of times. The TeaBot banking trojan, also

Microsoft employs experimental undersea data center in search for COVID-19 vaccine

Part of the challenge in seeking out an effective treatment for COVID-19 is simply one of scale — protein folding is key to understanding how the virus that causes COVID-19 attaches to health ce

Honda global operations halted by ransomware attack

Honda has confirmed a cyberattack that brought parts of its global operations to a standstill. The company said in a brief statement Tuesday that the attack caused production issues outside of its hea

New malware pulls its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter

Security researchers said they’ve found a new kind of malware that takes its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter. The malware itself is relatively underwhelming: like most p

Alphabet’s Chronicle launches an enterprise version of VirusTotal

VirusTotal, the virus- and malware-scanning service owned by Alphabet’s Chronicle, launched¬†an enterprise-grade version of its service today. VirusTotal Enterprise offers significantly faster a

Microsoft wants to crack the cancer code using artificial intelligence

Cancer is like a computer virus and can be ‘solved’ by cracking the code, according to Microsoft. The computer software company says its researchers are using artificial intelligence in a

Linux Ransomware Is Now Attacking Webmasters

A new bit of ransomware is now attacking Linux-based machines, specifically the folders associated with serving web pages. Called Linux.Encoder.1 the ransomware will encrypt your MySQL, Apache, and ho

Watch out, there's a computer virus (well, worm) aboard the International Space Station

Remember that scene in Independence Day when Jeff Goldblum’s character suggests the U.S. upload a computer virus to the alien mothership in order to take it out? It’s one of Hollywood&#821