Latest Botnet Stories

Malware Explosion Reported By McAfee Labs
2012-05-24 11:08:42

Computer security experts at McAfee Labs are reporting a surge of malware on Google´s Android mobile operating system and are advising that PC users should be watching their desktops and laptops more closely than ever for malware and trojans, writes Rachel King for ZD Net. McAfee´s threat report for the first quarter of 2011 highlights that PC malware has reached its highest levels in four years. The primary attacks were increases in rootkits and password stealers, the latter of...

Cyber Attacks Jump 81% In 2011, Mobile Threats On The Rise
2012-05-01 07:48:30

The number of cyber attacks jumped 81% in 2011, with mobile platforms like Google´s Android operating system increasingly being targeted, according to an annual “Internet Security Threat Report” released on Monday by security software vendor Symantec. Social networks are also increasingly under attack, and represent a new frontier for cyber criminals, Symantec said. "The very nature of these [social] networks makes users incorrectly assume they are not at risk and...

Sophos Finds Traces Of More Mac Malware, Windows Users Should Also Take Note
2012-04-27 14:22:54

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Mac users who haven´t already installed the recent system updates should take this story as a very stern reminder that they are still at high risk of contracting malware on their machines. English security firm Sophos has identified a new malware attack which not only targets Mac users, but Windows users as well. Just like the 2 recent malware attacks which topped the headlines for weeks now, this new malware attack takes advantage of the same Java...

How Many On The Botnet? Flashback Malware May Still A Real Threat
2012-04-24 11:57:58

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Dr. Web, the Russian security firm that first discovered the Flashback Botnet affecting thousands of Macs, says Apple´s attempts aren´t yet working. Their report, released on Friday, is contrary to reports from other security firms who claim the botnet is shrinking. Now, a new variant of the malware Flashback has been spotted and is already infecting thousands of Macs. With this new variant and conflicting estimates from different security...

Want To Keep Your Mac Clean? Don’t Use Word And Be A Known Tibetan Sympathizer
2012-04-17 04:18:18

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Computer security agency Securelist has discovered yet another trojan targeting Macs. Like the Flashback Trojan that made headlines last week, the new malware is also spread through Java exploits. Apple released 2 Java updates for Mac users last week, but the new malware, known as “Backdoor.OSX.SabPub” seems to spread despite the new patches. The new SabPub malware seems to be infected and be passed through Microsoft Office files and may even...

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