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Deputy Attorney General James Cole speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

If you have the Gameover Zeus malware, here’s how to get rid of it

A U.S.-led international operation disrupted a crime ring that had infected hundreds of thousands of PCs around the globe with malicious software used for stealing banking credentials and cyber extortion. The Justice Department says authorities […]

06/02/2014

Exterior view of the Europol headquarters in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, May 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

FBI: BlackShades infected half million computers

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a half million computers in over 100 countries were infected by sophisticated malware that lets cybercriminals take over a computer and hijack its webcam, authorities said as charges were […]

05/19/2014

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Facebook says it was hacked, no data compromised

(AP) – Facebook Inc. says it was the target of hackers but no user information was compromised during the attack.

02/15/2013

The latest cyberthreat coming to your inbox

Criminals are spamming out a malware via email, posing as an e-ticket from British Airways. The email looks genuine. Those behind the attack appear to have taken a real email from British Airways and simply […]

10/17/2012

New virus linked to Stuxnet found

(AP) – Computer security firm Kaspersky says it has discovered a new batch of malicious software linked to the infrastructure-wrecking Stuxnet virus. In a statement Thursday the Moscow-based company said it had found a virus […]

08/09/2012

Olympic malware poses as US Women's Gymnastics scandal video

Security blogger/tech consultant Graham Cluley posts about a new malware campaign that’s taking advantage of interest in the Olympics. The emails have a subject line designed to entice sports fans into opening the messages:  “Huge […]

08/06/2012

How to explain phishing to Grandma

Have you ever had to explain phishing to your Grandma? Are you tech support for friends and family? If so, then the “Sophos Threatsaurus” is just the free book to give to them. This one-minute […]

08/02/2012

Fake Groupon discount emails carry malware

As reported by security blogger Graham Cluley on the Naked Security blog, cyber-criminals have spammed out malware, attached to emails claiming to be related to discounts for offers on Groupon. The emails have misspellings and […]

07/31/2012

Microsoft patches released today

Chester Wisniewski, a senior IT security advisor at Sophos Canada has posted on the Naked Security website that Microsoft has today released a batch of fixes for its products, as it usually does on the […]

07/11/2012

Charter flight reservation emails carry dangerous malware payload

Security blogger Graham Cluley posted this warning about the latest spam/malware attack that arrives in your email with the subject, “Charter flight reservation.” Ok, so if you’re not traveling you probably won’t be fooled. Nevertheless, […]

07/10/2012

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