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The Worst Malware of 2018

In our year-end roundup of the worst malware threats of 2017, we compared malware to actual biological viruses, in that both are ever-evolving phenomena. For example, you know how it’s recommended for certain demographics to get a flu shot every year?  The rationale is simple: The flu virus itself is never identical from year to year, meaning that […]

Types of Malware: What are Botnets?

Networks of computers infected by malware and controlled remotely by cybercriminals, usually for financial gain or to launch attacks on websites or networks. Many botnets are designed to harvest data, such as passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and other personal information.

Zeus for Sale

The veteran Trojan Horse named ‘Zeus’ , which is active since 2007 and managed to knock many enterprise networks now returns thanks to a Facebook page that was set up for it. While in the meantime the page in question has been removed  from the social network, there have been a variety of botnet updates […]

WordPress Bloggers?

Got an account at WordPress.com? You should replace your password.Over the weekend an unidentified group of hackers raised a huge offensive attack against blogs that use this popular content management system. Growing number of attacks, during which hackers try to break into websites with the user name ‘Admin’ and a long chain of common passwords […]

Facebook virus: Distribution brings the solution

A Facebook attack started yesterday evening spread throughout the world. Still not clear what was its goal, but it’s probably another attempt to create a computer network attack for a wider future assault. Reason for optimism: The high explosive might of the virus will eventually bring the solution. A likely scenario is possible for the […]