Category: malware

Best Buy removes Kaspersky from store offerings

Best Buy removes Kaspersky from store offerings

| September 9, 2017

The American retail giant Best Buy will no longer sell software from the Moscow-based security company Kaspersky Lab amid escalating tension over the U.S. government’s claims that the company shares information with Russian intelligence agencies. “Kaspersky Lab and Best Buy have suspended their relationship at this time; however, the relationship may be re-evaluated in the […]

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Webroot 'mistakenly' flags Windows as Malware and Facebook as Phishing site

Webroot ‘mistakenly’ flags Windows as Malware and Facebook as Phishing site

| April 25, 2017

Popular antivirus service Webroot mistakenly flagged core Windows system files as malicious and even started temporarily removing some of the legit files, trashing user computers around the world. The havoc caused after the company released a bad update on April 24, which was pulled after approximately 15 minutes. But that still hasn’t stopped some PCs […]

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Office Depot Accused of Running a Real-World Tech Support Scam

Office Depot Accused of Running a Real-World Tech Support Scam

| November 21, 2016

Office Depot employees have been selling unnecessary tech repair services after telling customers that their laptops and computers were infected with malware, reporters from Seattle TV station KIRO 7 said this week after being tipped off by a former employee. The whistleblower told KIRO 7 reporters that Office Depot employees were forced by internal procedures […]

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Ransomware Virus Shuts Down Electric and Water Utility

Ransomware Virus Shuts Down Electric and Water Utility

| April 29, 2016

Ransomware has become an albatross around the neck, targeting businesses, hospitals, and personal computers worldwide and extorting Millions of Dollars. Typical Ransomware targets victim’s computer encrypts files on it, and then demands a ransom — typically about $500 in Bitcoin — in exchange for a key that will decrypt the files. Guess what could be […]

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The New Ransomware Steals Passwords before Encrypting them

The New Ransomware Steals Passwords before Encrypting them

| December 4, 2015

  You should be very careful while visiting websites on the Internet because you could be hit by a new upgrade to the World’s worst Exploit Kit – Angler, which lets hackers develop and conduct their own drive-by attacks on visitors’ computers with relative ease. Many poorly-secured websites are targeting Windows users with a new […]

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CryptoLocker Crew Ratchets Up the Ransom

CryptoLocker Crew Ratchets Up the Ransom

| November 14, 2013

Last week’s article about how to prevent CryptoLocker ransomware attacks generated quite a bit of feedback and lots of questions from readers. For some answers — and since the malware itself has morphed significantly in just a few day’s time — I turned to Lawrence Abrams and his online help forum BleepingComputer.com, which have been following and warning about this […]

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Android App Aims to Allow Wiretap-Proof Cell Phone Calls

Android App Aims to Allow Wiretap-Proof Cell Phone Calls

| June 29, 2013

Worried about the NSA, the FBI, criminals or cyberspies electronically eavedropping on your private phone calls? There may be an untappable app for that. On Tuesday, an independent hacker and security researcher who goes by the handle Moxie Marlinspike and his Pittsburgh-based startup Whisper Systems launched free public betas for two new privacy-focused programs on […]

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