Laptop laden with malware's greatest hits sells for $1.3m
Laptop with malware
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Laptop laden with malware's greatest hits sells for $1.3m

The 11-year-old Samsung Netbook is infected with the ILOVEYOU, MyDoom and WannaCry viruses
30 May 2019
Londoner allegedly hacked by Saudi Arabia
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Londoner allegedly hacked by Saudi Arabia

Kingdom accused of using NSO Pegasus software to plant malware on iPhones
29 May 2019
Windows 10 Sandbox mode breaks mere days after release
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Windows 10 Sandbox mode breaks mere days after release

It's just one of the errors that have plagued the latest Windows update
28 May 2019
Microsoft fixes critical RCE flaws in legacy Windows systems
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Microsoft fixes critical RCE flaws in legacy Windows systems

Windows 7 and XP machines are at risk of autonomously spreading malware between PCs and networks
15 May 2019
FBI thwarts Lazarus-linked North Korean surveillance malware
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FBI thwarts Lazarus-linked North Korean surveillance malware

The malware strain was discovered by the FBI and DHS and some say it's an attack on North Korea's economy
13 May 2019
Android pervasive bloatware issue results in security risks
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Android pervasive bloatware issue results in security risks

Pre-installed Android apps for third parties pose security and privacy risks
10 May 2019
Anthem healthcare insurance hacker charged by FBI
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Anthem healthcare insurance hacker charged by FBI

US law enforcement pursuing China-based hackers for 11-month hacking campaign
10 May 2019
Romanian hackers convicted of cyber crimes, 400,000 affected
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Romanian hackers convicted of cyber crimes, 400,000 affected

The pair of cyber criminals conducted a sophisticated campaign dating back to 2007
15 Apr 2019
Complex Flame malware ‘faked its own death’
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Complex Flame malware ‘faked its own death’

Attackers used a ‘SUICIDE’ module to burn down its infrastructure, but new tools have hinted at a resurrection
9 Apr 2019
Bayer pharmaceuticals hit with China-attributed malware
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Bayer pharmaceuticals hit with China-attributed malware

The initial attack occurred last year and featured a Trojan previously only used against video game companies
5 Apr 2019
IoT malware threats ballooned in 2018
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IoT malware threats ballooned in 2018

But the majority of exploits centre around weak credentials or unpatched software
2 Apr 2019
Hackers target Asus users with hijacked updates
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Hackers target Asus users with hijacked updates

Malware attack called 'ShadowHammer' spotted by Kaspersky
26 Mar 2019
Police Federation hit by seemingly random cyber attack
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Police Federation hit by seemingly random cyber attack

No evidence yet that attackers extracted any data, or that the malware spread to any branches
22 Mar 2019
Millions hit by major Android-based malware campaigns
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Millions hit by major Android-based malware campaigns

Dozens of 'innocent' apps are being infected through the development supply chain
14 Mar 2019
Hackers target Elasticsearch clusters to drop malware
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Hackers target Elasticsearch clusters to drop malware

Old versions of analytics tool could be used to spread cryptocurrency miners
27 Feb 2019
Hackers abuse LinkedIn DMs to plant malware
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Hackers abuse LinkedIn DMs to plant malware

Fake jobs offers fool unsuspecting users into installing More_eggs back door
25 Feb 2019
Windows-attacking Monero mining malware discovered
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Windows-attacking Monero mining malware discovered

Radmin and Mimikatz used to exploit flaw; targets firms in China, Taiwan, Italy, and Hong Kong
22 Feb 2019
Rietspoof malware strain spreads through Facebook Messenger
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Rietspoof malware strain spreads through Facebook Messenger

The Rietspoof malware family has been discovered by Avast researchers and is used to infect systems with stronger strains
19 Feb 2019
Malicious Windows app can bypass macOS security
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Malicious Windows app can bypass macOS security

Cyber criminals are using .EXE files to target macOS users specifically
13 Feb 2019
SLC hit by a million cyber attacks last year
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SLC hit by a million cyber attacks last year

The number of cyber attacks against the SLC has exploded from just three attempts in 2015/16
4 Feb 2019
Kwik Fit hit by malware, knocking out IT systems
Kwik Fit garage in Wales
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Kwik Fit hit by malware, knocking out IT systems

Car garage unable to process orders after a virus gets into its IT systems
31 Jan 2019
LoJax rootkit used by Fancy Bear has been active since 2016
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LoJax rootkit used by Fancy Bear has been active since 2016

Researchers question what the malware was used to accomplish before being first exposed last year
17 Jan 2019
Cyber attack targets US newspapers, printing halted
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Cyber attack targets US newspapers, printing halted

The distribution of multiple newspapers across the country was delayed as a result
2 Jan 2019
Mirai now exploiting Hadoop flaw to target Linux servers
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Mirai now exploiting Hadoop flaw to target Linux servers

Malware used to take half the internet offline is being used to build powerful botnets with just a handful of compromised servers
23 Nov 2018