News tagged ‘malware’
Friday, 1 Feb 2013
Symantec Security Response has discovered that fake FedEx emails have been circulating. In these emails, users are asked to click on a link to print out a receipt in order to retrieve their parcel in person from the nearest FedEx office. Unsuspecting users who click on the link will be greeted by a PostalReceipt.zip file containing a malicious executable file named "PostalReceipt.exe", where a malware, "Trojan.Smoaler", will then be delivered to their computer.
Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012
A malicious code hidden in web pages, could trigger a factory reset of Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone; deleting contacts, photographs, music, apps and other valuable data, as discovered by security researchers.
Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012
Microsoft releases a temporary software fix for a newly discovered vulnerability in its Internet Explorer web browser, which attackers can exploit by installing the Poison Ivy trojan.
Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012
Symantec has identified Android.Loozfon, a rare example of malware which targets female Android users.
Friday, 13 Jul 2012
According to Symantec, a new Android.Dropdialer Trojan was found masquerading as two popular game titles on the Google Play store. Since their appearances on Google Play on June 24, they’ve raked in 50,000 to 100,000 downloads.
Friday, 29 Jun 2012
ESET has uncovered a worm that targets AutoCAD drawings. Upon infection, the worm - ACAD/Medre.A - will proceed to steal files and send them to email accounts in China.
Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012
According to Symantec, an outbreak of Trojan.Milicenso had resulted in printer servers being inundated with print jobs. The affected printers printed garbage characters until they ran out of paper. The malware first surfaced in 2012 and has been making a comeback over the past two weeks.
Friday, 4 May 2012
Detected by Symantec as Android.Notcompatible, the Android malware threat is currently being spread by a handful of infected websites.
Monday, 30 Apr 2012
Facebook will support integration of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure, which uses cloud technology, threat correlation, and a global network of threat intelligence to prevent malware and web threats before they hit the computer.
Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012
Flashback malware has finally become a big enough security threat that even Apple has acknowledged its impact, and has announced that it is hard at work on a solution.