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On this day in history – the first computer worm to infect mobile phones

June 15, 2004: Caribe or Cabir is a computer worm that is designed to infect mobile phones that run Symbian OS. It is the first computer worm that can infect mobile phones. When a phone is infected with Cabir, the message “Caribe” is displayed on the phone’s display, and is displayed every time the phone […]

On this day in history – one of the most damaging worms ever appeared

May 5, 2000: The ILOVEYOU worm, also known as Love Letter, or VBS, or Love Bug worm, is a computer worm purportedly created by a Filipino computer science student. Written in VBScript, it infected millions of Windows computers worldwide within a few hours of its release. Using social engineering techniques, it is considered to be […]

Total Defense products detect the known variations of the WannaCry ransomware.

As you have probably seen in the news, a ransomware called WannaCry is propagating and has hit several large organizations across the globe this weekend. Total Defense customers are not affected by the new family of ransomware spreading massively This new threat combines a ransomware payload with a wormable behavior, making it the world’s most […]

What’s the relation between the ‘Turla’ worm and the U.S. Army most serious computing hack in histo…

In 2008, a very powerful variant of the infamous ‘Agent’ worm hit local computing networks of the U.S. Army central command in the Middle East. It was classified as the worst computing hack in the history of the U.S. Army. Pentagon experts took 14 months to completely remove the malware from the military network. That […]

False security: Mac users are exposed.

Mac users have always been (and remain) safe for the most part as they use computers with an operating system immune to hacking and viruses, and rightly so, OSX is one of the most secure operating systems available on the market. But it was the security of Mac users and their immunity to viruses that […]

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 […]