Malware

  • DVDs, PCs with pre-installed software may have malware: Study 3 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A recent study on the linkages between the use of pirated and counterfeit software and data breaches reveal that the malwares detected in the majority of samples could pose risk to Intellectual Property (IP) theft and data leakage. According to a study by independent forensic science lab, Truth Labs,...
  • 10 signs your computer has a virus June 8, 2014

    Does your computer reboot, freeze up or crash at frequent intervals? Your computer might have a virus. Here are 10 signs that indicate that your PC is infected by a virus or any other type of malware. ...
  • BlackShades malware infects more than a half-million computers worldwide May 20, 2014

    New York: More than a half-million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals remotely hijack a computer and its webcam, authorities said as charges were announced Monday against nearly 100 people worldwide. Authorities said 97 people suspected of using or distributing the malicious software called...
  • New Android malware can take control of your phone, accuse you of watching illegal porn and try to extort money May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: If a report is to be believed, researches have detected a new piece of malware that is infecting Android devices. It attacks a device and remotely disables it until users pay a hefty sum of money. Android-Trojan.Koler.A malware, with the help of your phone's geolocation technology, discovers which country...
  • NSA malware spies on 100,000 computers around the world, including in India January 16, 2014

    Washington: The US National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world - but not in the United States - that allows the US to conduct surveillance on those machines, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times cited NSA documents, computer experts and US officials in...
  • UK warns of ransomware scam targeting millions of users November 16, 2013

    London: British officials issued an unusually stark alert about a cyberscam that locks users out of their computers unless they pay a ransom, saying Friday that tens of millions of people may soon be targeted. In a warning headlined "URGENT ALERT," Britain's National Crime Agency said they were aware of a...
  • 35 per cent rise in Android malware in Apr-Jun, banking info at risk August 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Malicious software developed to target Android-based handsets and tablets grew by 35 per cent in April-June this year and most of these malwares were designed to steal banking information of users, a report by security solutions provider McAfee said. The growth was marked by continued proliferation of SMS-stealing banking...
  • Dalai Lama's website hacked, infects visitors' computers with viruses August 13, 2013

    Boston: A prominent computer security firm warned that the Dalai Lama's Chinese-language website has been hacked and is infecting visitors' computers with viruses in what may to be an effort to spy on human rights activists who frequently visit the site. Kaspersky Lab researcher Kurt Baumgartner told Reuters on Monday that...
  • Malware on Google Play attacks 25,000 Android devices August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Security software developer Dr Web said it has discovered malicious programmes on Google Play which send short messages to premium numbers and deplete subscriber accounts. The Russia-based firm said about 11,000 to 25,000 devices are infected by these malicious programmes. "Dr.WEB has discovered several malicious programmes on Google Play that...
  • Malware targets Facebook users on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox May 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Facebook users, especially those accessing the service on Chrome and Firefox browsers, here's something that you ought to take note of. On its Technet blog, Microsoft has revealed that it has received reports about a wave of malware-ridden browser extensions attempting to hijack Facebook profiles. This threat, which they...
  • Computer users to spend 1.5 billion hours, $22 bn battling malware: Study March 25, 2013

    Dubai: Computer users will spend 1.5 billion hours and USD 22 billion identifying, repairing and recovering from the impact of malware, while global enterprises will spend USD 114 billion to deal with the impact of a malware-induced cyberattacks, says a Microsoft study. According to the study commissioned by Microsoft Corp...
  • Consumers to spend 1.5 billion hours and $22 billion to check malwares in 2013: Study March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Consumers will spend USD 22 billion on checking malware attacks this year, while companies will invest a whopping USD 114 billion in dealing with such malicious software, a study has said. According to the study conducted by market research group IDC and commissioned by...
  • Drive-by downloads most dangerous online threat February 8, 2013

    Berlin: Computer experts from Germany have warned people to be more careful while surfing the Internet as malicious programs called "drive-by downloads" can be downloaded unintentionally when users visit "manipulated websites". Currently the biggest threat was the so-called "drive-by downloads", according to the German Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and...
  • Online shopping sites more likely to spread malware than malicious sites: Report February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Cisco's "2013 Annual Security Report" points out that online shopping sites are more likely to deliver malware than malicious sites. According to researchers at Cisco, online shopping sites are 21 times more likely to deliver malicious content than counterfeit software sites. The Cisco data clearly states that the...
  • Windows is the most attacked operating system: Report February 3, 2013

    Mumbai: Leading IT security solutions provider Quick Heal Technologies said it has tied up with Japanese mobile operator SoftBank Mobile Corp to provide anti-virus software to mobile phones. "We have entered into a tie up with Japanese mobile operator Softbank Corp to provide mobile security anti-virus software to its customers...
  • India under grip of cyber attacks, says report January 3, 2013

    Mumbai: India is under the grip of cyber attacks and there is an obvious peak in the growth of malware and their modifications on mobile devices, especially on the Android platform, according to a report. Though PC is still the prevalent target for malware authors, there is an obvious peak in...
  • Data stealing trojan targets Android devices October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Android's application store, Google Play's security has once again been rattled with the discovery of a new malware application which is said to be stealing sensitive information from the users' Android devices. Identified as 'Trojan!FakeLookout.A' by TrustGo Security Labs, this malicious app steals user SMS/MMS messages and video files,...
  • Facebook cracks down on fake 'Likes' September 1, 2012

    San Francisco: Facebook Inc is weeding out fake "Likes" on its social network that are being caused by spammers, malware and black marketeers as it strives to maintain credibility as an advertising platform. Facebook said the number of Likes, or endorsements by users, on corporate pages is likely to drop by...
  • Gauss virus can spy on bank transactions August 10, 2012

    Boston: A new cyber surveillance virus has been found in the West Asia that can spy on banking transactions and steal login information from social networking sites, email and instant messaging, according to a leading computer security firm, Kaspersky Lab. Dubbed Gauss, the virus may also be capable of attacking critical...
  • DNSChanger virus: All that you wanted to know July 10, 2012

    New York: On Monday, the FBI turned off servers that had allowed thousands of malware-stricken computers to continue using the Internet. The personal computers - both Windows PCs and Macs - are corrupted by a virus known as DNSChanger. Without the servers, the machines wouldn't know how to locate websites...
  • Malware deadline passes, very few knocked offline July 10, 2012

    Washington: If you're reading this online, you're fine. The day that was supposed to see thousands of people knocked off the Internet has arrived, but only a few people were affected. Thousands of Internet users across the US and beyond waited too long or simply didn't believe warnings that they would...
  • Thousands of PCs may lose Internet today July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Thousands of computers in India, which are hit by a malicious virus DNSChanger, may lose Internet access on Monday, according to Web security firm McAfee. DNSChanger is a malware computer programme that redirects Internet traffic to fake websites. These affected machines are likely lose...
  • Virus may knock thousands off the Internet July 6, 2012

    Boston: About a quarter-million computer users around the world are at risk of losing Internet access on Monday because of malicious software at the heart of a hacking scam that the US authorities shut down in November, 2011. Some blogs and news reports hyped the risk of an outage, warning of...
  • New Mac virus making the rounds July 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Earlier this year, Macs around the world were infected by a malware called Flashback and it looks like there's another one on the way. Kaspersky Lab has now detected a malware that seems to be targeted at Uyghur activists using Macs. Kaspersky Lab is terming the attack as...
  • Flame virus can sabotage computers, attack Iran June 22, 2012

    Boston: The powerful Flame computer virus is not only capable of espionage but it can also sabotage computer systems and likely was used to attack Iran in April, according to a leading security company, Symantec Corp. Iran had previously blamed Flame for causing data loss on computers in the country's main...
  • Symantec identifies malware apps on Google Play April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Global security software giant Symantec in an independent research has found out a range of 96 applications on the Google Play store that are stealing personal and confidential information of users in Japan. Although these applications have been found to be in use in Japan, a similar scenario...
  • Apple works on Mac malware fix but takes heat April 13, 2012

    San Francisco: The cybersecurity community raked Apple Inc over the coals on Wednesday, saying the company had dragged its heels on eradicating malware that experts say may have infected up to 600,000 Macintosh computers and can be used to ferret out sensitive user information. The consumer electronics company said it was...
  • Google Wallet a security risk: Researchers February 11, 2012

    Reuters: Security researchers said they found a vulnerability in the Google Inc mobile payments platform which is currently available in phones sold by Sprint Nextel Corp. Mobile payment services that allow consumers to pay by waving their phone at a check-out terminal, instead of using a credit card, have long been...
  • 'Indian cyberspace hit by Kim Jong-II malware mails' January 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian computer security analysts have detected and alerted internet users against "malicious spam mails" in the name of the dead North Korean leader Kim Jong-II leading to hacking and crashing of vulnerable e-mails. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), country's national agency to respond to computer security...
  • Idaho laboratory analysed Stuxnet computer virus September 30, 2011

    Idaho Falls: Behind the doors of a nondescript red brick and gray building of the Idaho National Laboratory is the malware laboratory where US government cyber experts analysed the Stuxnet computer virus. The malicious software targets widely used industrial control systems built by German firm Siemens. Cyber experts have said it...