The early internet was truly a technological frontier, ripe with amazing ideas and equally amazing malware. Now, pesky code that used to attack your plastic, beige internet box is safely stored in The Malware Museum. Best part? Admission is free.
On December 23rd, a large swathe of Ukraine suffered a massive power outage. This week, it’s come to the light that it could have been the result of destructive malware.
If you’ve stayed at a Hyatt recently, you may want to check your bank statements. The chain has admitted that it’s identified malware on the computers that are used to operate payment processing for its hotels.
A new kind of point-of-sale malware, which uses multiple layers of obfuscation and encryption to cover its tracks, has been identified by security researchers—and is being help up as the most complex software of its kind yet to be identified in the wild.
The App Store is a pretty well-fenced garden, which means it’s big news when someone manages to pull off a heist. But that’s what InstaAgent, a third-party app that would let you see who was viewing your Instagram profile while skimming your password, seems to have done.
Security researchers have come across a new kind of Android malware, which purports to be a well-known app but then exposes your phone to root attacks—and is virtually impossible to remove.
Apple cleaned the App Store of apps containing malware today, having discovered a long con that saw developers using infected software tools, inadvertently turning their legit apps into data-collection tools for hackers.
A new bug in the latest, fully patched version of OS X is being exploited by hackers. The vulnerability allows attackers to install malware on a Mac without needing any system passwords.
An ex-Lotto employee who tried to get rich by installing secret software onto the computer that picks Lotto winners has been convicted of fraud for trying to rig a $14.3 million jackpot.
Windows updates are simultaneously very boring and incredibly important: they have a habit of shutting down your computer at the wrong moment, but also patch critical security flaws with alarming regularity. So if a manufacturer decided to disable Windows Update to favor its own crappy bloatware, that would be…
Anti-virus software is supposed to keep computers safe from intruders, but spy agencies in the US and UK tried to break into these software for exactly the opposite purpose: To track their users.
Sometimes being an intensely secretive regime trading in relentless obscurity has its perks: The US tried to secretly attack North Korea’s nuclear program with a computer virus, but failed because it couldn’t find the information necessary to infect the North Korean system with a virus.
The Drug Enforcement Agency has been quietly spending millions on off-the-shelf spyware for the past few years.
It’s not only digital criminals who like to secretly infect people’s computers with invasive malware. In fact, the FBI likes malware so much, it created its own special brand. We don’t know much about it, but now that the US Department of Justice is pushing for policy changes that’ll allow the FBI to install spyware…
Hotel internet is so far from secure—it's downright scary. You should know this by now. However, a new report from cyber security researchers suggests that issues with shitty security at hotels extend far beyond hackable Wi-Fi networks. Entire systems at some of the world's top hotel chains are very, very vulnerable.