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Notorious Cyberspy Caught By His Own Malware

10/30/2012, The nation of Georgia discovered a botnet trying to steal sensitive government documents, and what did they do? They gave the cyber-spy a taste of his own medicine, infecting his computer with the very same software he was targeting governments with. His...

FTC shuts down telemarketing scammers posing as tech support

10/03/2012, The FTC today froze the assets of 14 companies involved in a long-term scam. These companies, usually based in India, cold-called up English-speaking consumers posing as a representative of a major tech company, such as Microsoft, Symantec (makers of...

Shamoon malware allegedly deals death blow to infected computers

08/17/2012, I guess it is a given these days to know that one ought not to simply open up any attachments in the email, as you can never quite tell whether there is some malicious code behind that file or not. For those who prefer to throw caution to the wind, it is...

Morcut malware opens a backdoor in Mac OS X

07/26/2012, It sure feels like malware on Mac computers are getting a lot of attention recently. On the eve of Mac OS X Mountain Lion’s launch, a new malware was discovered by some researchers. Known as Morcut or Crisis, this malware arrives in a file named...

Windows malware intrudes iOS App Store

07/24/2012, Although some Apple enthusiasts will often say that you won’t have to worry about dealing with malware and virus threats on your Mac or iOS device, recent reports are suggesting otherwise. A user named “deesto” posted a note to an Apple...

Facebook provides tools to counter malware

07/11/2012, While malware is a pretty common thing nowadays, a lot of people still have no clue about it or what they can do to help get rid of it. Well it looks like Facebook is leveraging its popularity to help people with the problem. According to an official...

Google disputes claims of Android botnet

07/09/2012, Last week, a Microsoft researcher claimed to have discovered an Android botnet, but it looks like it might not exist after all. According to a statement from Google, their analysis suggests that spammers are using infected computers and a fake mobile...