Malware

01.31.16
'Blackshades' webcam malware co-creator gets probation
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'Blackshades' webcam malware co-creator gets probation

Michael Hogue's cooperation is getting him a light sentence.

By J. Fingas,   01.31.16
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01.28.16
Google's VirusTotal can tell if your firmware is infected
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Google's VirusTotal can tell if your firmware is infected

VirusTotal peers into a hidden layer of your computer.

By J. Conditt,   01.28.16
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01.20.16
Chrome gaming add-ons steal your Steam inventory
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Chrome gaming add-ons steal your Steam inventory

They claim to help your Counter-Strike game, but they'll ruin your day.

By J. Fingas,   01.20.16
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01.15.16
Hyatt admits 250 hotels were hit by card-skimming malware
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Hyatt admits 250 hotels were hit by card-skimming malware

Most affected credit cards were used to pay at Hyatt restos.

By M. Moon,   01.15.16
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01.08.16
You say advertising, I say block that malware
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You say advertising, I say block that malware

Forbes asked readers to turn off ad blockers then immediately served them pop-under malware.

By V. Blue,   01.08.16
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01.06.16
Hackers shut down power grid in Ukraine
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Hackers shut down power grid in Ukraine

It's thought to be the first cyber attack to cause a blackout.

By M. Brian,   01.06.16
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12.23.15
Hyatt is the latest hotel chain to spot malware on its systems
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Hyatt is the latest hotel chain to spot malware on its systems

If you stayed at a Hyatt recently, you may want to check your credit card statement.

By J. Fingas,   12.23.15
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12.04.15
FBI, Microsoft help take down massive global botnet
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FBI, Microsoft help take down massive global botnet

The Dorkbot botnet used over 100,000 computers in over 190 countries.

By N. Lee,   12.04.15
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