May 13, 2013 |
The Web sites for WTOP and Federal News Radio are no longer infected with malware that installed fake antivirus software onto some users' computers, the owners said Monday. Full access was restored on Saturday. There's no evidence that information about user e-mails registered with the Web sites were accessible during the attack, the stations said in a Monday press release , but the passwords for all registered users on both sites have been reset. Both stations are owned by Hubbard Radio.
March 8, 2013 |
Nearly 80 percent of all mobile malware found in 2012 was written for phones running Google's mobile Android operating system, according to a report from security firm F-Secure . Android is the world's most popular smartphone platform — with nearly 70 percent of the market, according to numbers posted in January by Strategy Analytics. But it appears to be even more popular with those writing malicious programs, with 79 percent of all mobile malware in 2012 targeting Android phones.
February 19, 2013 |
Apple acknowledged Tuesday that hackers had infiltrated a small number of the company's computers. No user information was compromised in the attack, according to the tech giant, which said it had fallen victim to the same hackers that targeted Facebook last month. The malware found its way onto Mac computers through a vulnerability in an Internet browser plug-in developed for Oracle's Java program. Apple said it will release a software patch Tuesday to prevent the problem from spreading.
February 8, 2013 |
The security firm Bit9 disclosed Friday that it has been the victim of a hack and that attackers have used the firm's own software to spread malware even further. The hack was first reported by Krebs on Security's Brian Krebs, who noted that Bit9's own encryption keys were on several pieces of malware — essentially making the security firm, which certifies safe software, a vector for the distribution of the bad software. Confirming the attack, the company said that the problem was not due to a flaw in its...
January 18, 2013 |
Microsoft's anti-virus software Security Essentials failed a test by the well-known AV-Test institute , which issues out certifications for the most reliable anti-virus programs. The test on Microsoft's anti-virus product found that it only protected against 71 percent of the zero-day attacks tested, and 92 percent of malware "discovered in the last two to three months). But, of course, Microsoft isn't buying it. The company released a blog post yesterday saying it tests its own products based...
January 14, 2013 |
Computer security researchers have uncovered malware that appears to have been used as part of a widespread cyber-espionage campaign targeting European diplomatic and government agencies. Kaspersky Lab, a global firm based in Moscow, said in a report released Monday that in terms of complexity, the malware rivals the Flame virus , a cyber-spying tool that was created by the United States and Israel for use against Iran. The malware, called Rocra, has been in existence for at least five...