What is a Trojan?
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What is a Trojan?

The malicious malware lurks behind legitimate software to invade your computer
25 Feb 2021
Mysterious Silver Sparrow malware hits 30,000 macOS devices
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Mysterious Silver Sparrow malware hits 30,000 macOS devices

The cluster is among the first to spread malware affecting devices fitted with Apple’s new M1 chip
22 Feb 2021
MacBook users warned against EvilQuest ransomware
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MacBook users warned against EvilQuest ransomware

The malware aims to encrypt macOS devices, which are typically less affected by ransomware
19 Feb 2021
'BendyBear' APT malware linked to Chinese government hackers
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'BendyBear' APT malware linked to Chinese government hackers

Security researchers warn that the malware’s anti-analysis techniques make it exceptionally difficult to detect
9 Feb 2021
UK military used malware to disrupt extremist networks
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UK military used malware to disrupt extremist networks

Experts cite WannaCry with warnings that hacking tools have the potential for severe collateral damage
8 Feb 2021
What is WannaCry?
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WannaCry

What is WannaCry?

The full story behind one of the worst ransomware outbreaks in history
4 Feb 2021
Best antivirus for Android 2019
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Best antivirus for Android 2019

Android phones need security protection, but which is best for you?
4 Feb 2021
Weekly threat roundup: macOS, VMware and SolarWinds
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Weekly threat roundup: macOS, VMware and SolarWinds

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
4 Feb 2021
Agent Tesla malware evades security controls to infect systems
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Agent Tesla malware evades security controls to infect systems

The weakest link in malware prevention is still the average user
3 Feb 2021
Ransomware payments are declining as more victims refuse to pay
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Ransomware payments are declining as more victims refuse to pay

Coveware data shows that the average payment decreased by 34% to £112,800 in the fourth quarter of 2020
3 Feb 2021
Europol takes down 'dangerous' Emotet botnet
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Europol takes down 'dangerous' Emotet botnet

Experts urge businesses to stay vigilant as it's unlikely Emotet is down for good
28 Jan 2021
Security researchers targeted by North Korean hackers
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Security researchers targeted by North Korean hackers

The social engineering campaign involves establishing a social media presence as well as a fake research blog
26 Jan 2021
Wormable Android malware is spreading through WhatsApp
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Wormable Android malware is spreading through WhatsApp

The new strain poses as a Huawei app which users are tricked into downloading from a fake Google Play Store link
25 Jan 2021
Best ransomware removal tools
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Best ransomware removal tools

The top free and paid toolkits available right now to protect you from hackers
22 Jan 2021
QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware
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QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware

The Monero-mining malware doesn't steal data but consumes large amounts of CPU and memory
22 Jan 2021
School laptops sent by government arrive loaded with malware
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School laptops sent by government arrive loaded with malware

Calls grow for Gavin Williamson to resign as the Department for Education urgently investigates
21 Jan 2021
SolarWinds hackers first breached systems in September 2019
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SolarWinds hackers first breached systems in September 2019

The company is facing a class action lawsuit filed by its shareholders
12 Jan 2021
Android malware vendor teams with marketer to promote new malware
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Android malware vendor teams with marketer to promote new malware

Rogue malware can take over devices and exfiltrate data, warns researchers
11 Jan 2021
Updated Emotet toolkit ends 2020 as most dangerous malware
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Updated Emotet toolkit ends 2020 as most dangerous malware

The banking trojan has climbed back to the top of Check Point's Global Threat Index
7 Jan 2021
ElectroRAT exploits Bitcoin boom to steal cryptocurrency
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ElectroRAT exploits Bitcoin boom to steal cryptocurrency

The year-long campaign comprises a custom-written remote access tool and fully-fledged marketing operation
6 Jan 2021
Researchers turn an air-gapped system into a Wi-Fi transmitter
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Researchers turn an air-gapped system into a Wi-Fi transmitter

Malware planted on computers could use electromagnetic signals from memory to transfer data wirelessly
17 Dec 2020
Malware found on popular Facebook, Instagram and Vimeo browser extensions
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Malware found on popular Facebook, Instagram and Vimeo browser extensions

Chrome and Edge extensions laced with malware have already been installed three million times
17 Dec 2020
Microsoft blocks customer access to malicious SolarWinds binaries
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Microsoft blocks customer access to malicious SolarWinds binaries

The firm has moved to quarantine potential threats as reports emerge of the role of Microsoft 365 in the devastating breach
16 Dec 2020