malware

  • Researchers sabotage 3D printer files to destroy a drone

    Researchers sabotage 3D printer files to destroy a drone

    Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design have successfully injected malicious code into a computer which, in turn, added invisible commands to a file containing a 3D model of a drone propeller. When they printed the model and attached it to the drone, the propeller broke upon take-off. This… Read More

  • Security startup Malwarebytes acquires AdwCleaner to nip adware in the bud

    Security startup Malwarebytes acquires AdwCleaner to nip adware in the bud

    After raising $50 million earlier this year from Fidelity, security startup Malwarebytes said that it would use some of the funding for acquisitions, and today comes some related news. The company is acquiring a startup out of France called AdwCleaner, whose product specifically tackles and removes adware and has seen a total of 200 million downloads across Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10… Read More

  • Everything you need to know about the NSA hack (but were afraid to Google)

    Everything you need to know about the NSA hack (but were afraid to Google)

    In what Edward Snowden deems “not unprecedented” hackers calling themselves the Shadow Brokers have collected NSA-created malware from a staging server run by the
    Equation Group, an internal hacking team. The Shadow Brokers published two chunks of data, one “open” chunk and another encrypted file containing the “best files” that they will sell for at least… Read More

  • Metapacket analyzes outbound network traffic to flag and block malware

    Metapacket analyzes outbound network traffic to flag and block malware

    Metapacket, one of YC’s current batch of startups, is hoping to get its SaaS on corporates’ list of essential threat detection software with a technique to stop malware attacks by analyzing outbound network traffic to determine whether it’s human or not. Read More

  • Banking Trojan Zeus Panda shambles into Brazil ahead of Olympics

    Banking Trojan Zeus Panda shambles into Brazil ahead of Olympics

    It seems there’s no limit to the perils being faced by athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics: not just their competitors, but toxic water, poor accommodations and impressive mobile bills. Add malicious pandas to the menu — virtual ones, at least. A nasty Trojan known as Zeus Panda has made its way to the Olympic host just in time for an influx of visitors. Read More

  • Beware the fake Pokémon Go apps

    Beware the fake Pokémon Go apps

    Earlier this month, the first Pokémon Go malware was spotted in the wild, but the app was not much of a threat to users as it never made it into the official Google Play store for download. The same cannot be said of a new group of dangerous applications targeting Pokémon Go users by promising cheats, tips, and other functionality. Despite their innocuous-sounding titles, the apps… Read More

  • Your website may be engaged in secret criminal activity Crunch Network

    Your website may be engaged in secret criminal activity

    Most of us think of website hacks as illicit activities aimed at siphoning critical information or disrupting the business of website owners. But what happens when your site becomes hacked, not for the purpose of harming you but rather to further the ends of other parties? Most likely, the attackers would manage to feed off your resources and reputation for months or years without being… Read More

  • Here comes the Pokémon Go malware

    Here comes the Pokémon Go malware

    Well, that didn’t take long. Pokémon Go, the massively popular new game that’s bigger than Tinder, and poised to top Twitter in terms of daily users, has now been targeted by malware creators. Security researchers at Proofpoint spotted a malicious Pokémon Go app in the wild that’s infected with a remote access tool called “DroidJack,” which would give… Read More

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