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Posts Tagged ‘Malware and Virus Protection’

Most “Wannacry” Hacks Were On Windows 7 Machines

Last year's Wannacry attack was bad, but in many ways, it was a self-inflicted wound.  According Webroot's recently published "Annual Threat Report," almost all of the machines that succumbed to the ...

21 Percent Of Internet Traffic Riddled With Bad Bots

How much of your website's traffic is driven by bots?  The answer may surprise you.  Overall, bots account for nearly half of all web traffic. The "good" bots account for 20.4 ...

Huge Spike in Malware With Mining Capabilities

There's a new type of hacking attack to be concerned with, and it's growing by leaps and bounds.  Called "Crypto-Jacking," it's a process by which malicious code is placed on websites. ...

RottenSys Malware Has Infected 5M Android Devices Since 2016

There's a new threat on the horizon, according to security researchers from Check Point.  A group of hackers in China are busy building a massive botnet that so far, totals almost ...

Massive Malware Attack Stemmed From Bittorent App

According to a Microsoft security researcher, a massive malware attack attempted to install a cryptocurrency mining software on more than 400,000 computers in less than twelve hours.  The failed campaign is ...

Beware Fake Craigslist Email Could Contain Ransomware

If you post ads on Craigslist for short term employment, be aware that there's a new malspam campaign that aims to distribute Sigma ransomware on the computers of unwary users. By ...

2018 Olympics Hit By Malware

Hackers are picky about their victims.  They'll target just about any group or organization, including the 2018 Olympics. Cisco's Talos Group recently identified a new strain of malware they've dubbed "Olympic ...

Ransomware Affected Over 50 Percent Of Surveyed Companies

Sophos has released the results of their annual "State of Endpoint Security Today", and it doesn't paint a pretty picture. A full 54% of companies surveyed reported having been hit by ...

700,000 Potentially Malicious Apps Removed From Google Last Year

Google recently released their Play Store stats for 2017.  The results are both encouraging and disheartening.  Overall, Google caught and removed more than 700,000 malicious apps from the Play Store, minimizing ...

Blizzard Games Vulnerability Could Leave Gamers Open To Hacking

Do you play Blizzard online computer games such as World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Starcraft II, or Overwatch?  If so, there's a potential problem you need to be aware of. ...