viruses

Regin Spying Software Has Been Attacking Governments And Corporations Since 2008

Symantec has found an unusual new threat called Regin aka Backdoor.Regin. The software, which is essentially a very powerful Trojan Horse, appears to have been circulating in the wild since 2008 and h

ENISA, Europe’s Cyber Security Agency, Says Drive-By Exploits Are The Biggest Threat Today, Spam On The Decline

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.enisa.europa.eu">ENISA</a>, the European Network and Information Security Agency, today called out drive-by exploits as the biggest, most increasing threat of the

Is OS X Dangerous For Users?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/bad_kitty.jpg" />Trend Micro released a rather interesting report about Apple's Mac OS X, and it's not going to make Mac users happy. The

I'll take a persistent BIOS infection with extra rootkit, please

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/virus.jpg" />If you or a friend's computer has been infected with some nastyware or a real bona-fide virus, the last resort is always to

Ha! Face! FTC seeks to permanently bar bullshit scareware marketing, freezes offenders’ assets

According to the FTC, over a million – a million! – people have been tricked “into buying computer security products such as WinFixer, WinAntivirus, DriveCleaner, ErrorSafe, and XP Antivirus,”

Juvenilia: My HAWT CRACKING WAREZ from 1991

I’m at home in Columbus right now and I was digging through my old papers and found this little collection of floppy disks containing all of my cracking warez. As I recall, I wrote the viruses o

Trojan horse affects Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5

Head’s up. SecureMac has discovered a new Trojan horse floating around that affects users of Mac OS X, versions 10.4 and 10.5. It’s “currently being distributed from a hacker website, where disc

TrojanToWorm makes being a douche easy!

Hey, script kiddies, need to make your l33t logic bomb into a l33t3r worm? Try TrojanToWorm. This is basically a worm construction that allows you to deploy a payload that will launch itself at a pres

Watch out for password-stealing Skype imposter

Heads up. There’s another Skype-related virus on the loose. This one pretends to be something called "Skype Defender" and takes on the look and feel of your Skype login screen while tr

The Year In Computer Viruses: 2006

Panda Software, makers of fine computer security and Internet threat protection applications, has released a look-back at computer viruses, spyware and malware that made opening e-mail and surfing por