Initially thought of as uptick in adoption of Tor to evade privacy the recent surge in Tor network traffic is being blamed on a relatively unknown botnet.
Security researchers have stumbled upon a new variant of the Pushdo malware, which despite several takedown efforts has proved to be quite resilient and stubborn.
Bitcoin mining malware is actively spreading through instant messaging and voice calling application Skype, security researchers have warned.
The US government’s National Vulnerability Database (NVD) maintained by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is offline since a few days because of malware infestation.
Android malware is on the rise and a recent report indicates that a particular Android malware capable of intercepting SMS messages sent by banks is selling for as high as $15,000.
Android is responsible for 79 per cent of mobile malware in 2012 reports digital security firm F-Secure.
In January a serious 0-day was reported in Java which if exploited would allow hackers to execute code remotely thereby granting them complete control of the affected system. Oracle did rush to patch the vulnerability but, hackers were also at work to develop a fake security update that pretends to be a genuine one promising to patch the vulnerability.
Iran is at the receiving end of yet another malware attack, the nation’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) has warned.
Reports are flowing in that a number of Joomla sites are involved in distribution of malware through the use of an exploit kit known to deploy fake AV software.
Security researchers have come across a piece of code that seems to be some unfinished rootkit targeting Linux systems and that employs never used before methods of hiding malicious commands.