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Lilocked infestations on the rise
Published in News
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 11:43

Lilocked infestations on the rise


Eats Linux

Thousands of web servers have been infected and had their files encrypted by a new strain of ransomware named Lilocked (or Lilu).

TSMC hit by virus
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 06 August 2018 13:25

TSMC hit by virus


Fab plants infected 

TSMC has warned that several of its fabrication plants suffered virus infections on 3 August disrupting production.

Security experts warn against Kaspersky
Published in News
Monday, 16 October 2017 11:53

Security experts warn against Kaspersky


Former NSA cybersecurity analysts think it is too risky

Two former NSA security experts have warned those who are concerned about privacy or have sensitive information against using Kaspersky software

Macware has had a virus for years
Published in News
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 06:00

Macware has had a virus for years


No one knew about it

A mysterious piece of malware has infected Macs for years and no-one new about it.

Macs are an attack magnet
Published in News
Friday, 07 April 2017 13:37

Macs are an attack magnet


460,000 malware samples uncovered


The myth that Macs were somehow more secure than other operating systems too another battering today in the latest Threat Report by McAfee Labs.

Macs locked out by virus
Published in AI
Monday, 07 March 2016 15:50

Macs locked out by virus


Pay-up or your Coldplay collection will sleep with the fishes

Mac users have been ransomware virus which locks computer users out of their files until they pay up.

Tsar Putin protects Zeus
Published in News
Thursday, 06 August 2015 13:13

Tsar Putin protects Zeus


Pagan gods put faith in Russian Orthodox 

It seems that Russian Tsar Putin swings both ways – on one hand he is a rabid gay-hating Russian Orthodox on the other he is protecting a bloke who made Zeus a household name.

Groupon refuses to pay out on virus bounty
Published in News


Bounty hunter a little miffed

Discount and deal site Groupon has a novel way of dealing with bounty hunters who point out security flaws in its systems. It lets them discover the flaws and refuses to pay up.

Friday, 29 July 2011 12:49

Windows XP has 75 percent of rootkits

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Upgrade dammit
Tuesday, 15 March 2011 10:43

Happy Birthday viruses

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Malware becomes a 40 something