Seems that on several torrent sites, an industrious hacker as dropped a supposedly "leaked" version of the hit title Grand Theft Auto V for the PC. Instead of a sneak peek at what was in store for the game, thousands were introduced to the wonderful world of malware.
The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has issued a warning about a new type of virus called Beta Bot. The malware targets financial institutions, e-commerce sites and social networks to steal sensitive user information and disables anti-virus programs.
With the ease at which malware developers are able to slip phoney apps through Google Play, high-volume smartphone makers like Samsung, are taking device security into their own hands. The company plans to pre-install anti-virus software on all its future smartphones.
According to research performed by Trend Micro, an advanced version of the infamous banking malware, Citadel Trojan, has reared its ugly head again and has been found targeting Japanese computers. They additionally state it could move to Europe at any time.
The FBI wants you to pay them $300 for viewing prohibited pornographic content. No, not the real FBI, we're talking about the latest version of the FBI Ransomeware malicious Trojan that is targeting Mac users on their Safari browsers. Read on for some fixes.
In a mobile survey put out by Juniper Networks, the amount of malware showing up on mobile devices to growing at an astounding rate. The report showed a 614 percent increase in mobile malware between March of 2012 and March of this year, mostly on Android devices.
Back in 2006, Google started the Safe Browsing Program. This program found and flagged suspect websites so that while people are surfing the internet, Google can warn them of potential harmful sites. They are adding this information to their transparency report.
In a blog post made by the Microsoft Security Response Center, the company admitted to joining an elite group of cyberattack victims. All through February announcements were made by Twitter, Facebook and most recently Apple, who all may have dealt with the same malware.
Apple was the latest victim of a targeted OSX malware infection which turned out to be the same exploit that hit Facebook and Twitter recently. The offending Java plug-in has been identified and Apple have issued a security update. Apparently no data was compromised.
In a blog post yesterday, Facebook revealed it was the latest target of sophisticated hacking. Employee laptops were infected but so far no user data seems to have been compromised. Other high-profile targets in recent weeks include The New York Times and Twitter.