Tag: Malware

The death of antivirus?

Predictions about the demise of any given technology or way of working often turn out to be premature. However, the claim from Symantec Senior President Brian Dye that antivirus software “is dead” feels like a landmark, not least because Dye’s company has been one of the leading vendors of this software for decades. Speaking to […]

Fraudsters can’t Bank on eBanking

As our use of the internet and eBanking services has advanced, so have the methods that criminals use to target our personal information. The number of attacks rose sharply in 2012 due in large part to shared server hacks, which are gaining in popularity (they accounted for 47% of all phishing attacks in the second […]

SpyEye targets security blindspots

According to this article from USA Today last week, cyber-attacks are set to increase over the remainder of this year due to the widespread availability of a new SpyEye hacker toolkit. The software allows hackers or cybercriminals to control a network of up to thousands of botnets, which can then be used for spamming, DDOS […]

It’s good to talk: communication is key to tackling cybercrime

Recently, @briankrebs highlighted a Trojan attack which showed quite how sophisticated some cyber attacks are now becoming. The case in question is being investigated by German police, and involves a new piece of malware which convinces online banking customers to willingly transfer their own money into the accounts of criminals. This particular case shows that, sometimes, even a layered […]