Know thine enemy: Old dogs still sporting old tricks
While most digital security firms are focusing on new cutting-edge malware plaguing the world and making millions of dollars in the process, the majority of the Asian nations still suffer from vulnerabilities brought about by age-old malware that still exists on the Internet, writes Goh Su Gim of F-Secure..
165% surge in new ransomware in Q1 2015: McAfee Labs
In the first quarter of 2015, McAfee Labs registered a 165% increase in new ransomware driven largely by the new, hard-to-detect CTB-Locker ransomware family, a new ransomware family called Teslacrypt, and the emergence of new versions of CryptoWall, TorrentLocker, and BandarChor.
5 out of 6 large companies in Malaysia targeted in 2014: Symantec
Five out of every six large companies in Malaysia with more than 2,500 employees were targeted with spear-phishing attacks in 2014, according to Symantec Corp. Small businesses also saw an uptake, with attacks increasing from 10% in 2013 to 28% last year.
Saving private files: How to handle cyber-extortionists
Computer users in many countries are increasingly falling victim to so-called encryption malware – programs that encrypt important data on infected computers and then demand a ransom to decrypt it.
Women generally less concerned about cyber-threats: Kaspersky survey
According to the results of a survey carried out by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, female Internet users are less concerned about protecting themselves against online threats than men.
Mac users ‘catch up,’ now equally at risk as PC users from cyber-threats
According to research conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, users of Apple computers encounter cyber-threats just as often as the users of other platforms.
VirLock, the first shapeshifting ransomware
ESET said it has analysed a new member of the ransomware family detected by its telemetry under the name Win32/VirLock.
40,000 systems infected by TorrentLocker ransomware
The latest variant of the TorrentLocker ransomware has infected at least 40,000 systems in the last few months, primarily targeting European countries, according to the ESET research team from Canada.
Conficker worm still haunts SEA nations: F-Secure
Cybercriminals have developed more advanced malware and phishing schemes in the past few years, yet many developing nations in South-East Asia are still struggling with older attack vectors, according to F-Secure Corp.
Koler ‘police’ ransomware now targets PCs as well as Android: Kaspersky
Kaspersky Lab said it has detected a hidden part of the malicious campaign which in April introduced the Koler ‘police’ mobile ransomware for Android devices to the world.