The global expansion of cybercrime

McAfee released a new report which explores techniques in cybercrime as well as the global evolution of cyber exploits. It uncovers new details of “Operation High …

Malware targeting Skype missed a trick

Last week reports came out stating that the Dorkbot worm is now targeting Skype users. The worm fools users into downloading the malware, whose payload locks down machines. …

The economy behind ransomware attacks

First spotted in Russia in 2005, ransomware attacks have since spread to other countries – mainly those of the Western world – by using geo-location to target …

Largest malware rise in four years

McAfee found the biggest increase in malware samples detected in the last four years. McAfee Labs detected a 1.5 million increase in malware since Q1 2012 and identified new …

New ransomware threatens with police report

A new strain of ransomware demands 3000 Euros for not sending a report to the police about the users’ alleged predilection for child pornography. The malware in question …

Ransomware appropriates security company logo

Ransomware is still targeting users all over Europe and, as per usual, it shows warnings seemingly coming from police agencies of the country in which the victim resides …

Ransomware starts targeting US users

A year or two ago, fake antivirus solutions were pushed almost daily onto users, but as time went by, they became wiser and more able to recognize them. So cybercriminals …

Joint attack by banking Trojan and ransomware

The Citadel malware – a banking Trojan that is based on Zeus Trojan’s source code and whose creators have adopted a Software-as-a-Service approach when it comes to …