Malicious software

Govt issues alert on spread of 'Locky Ransomware'

Govt issues alert on spread of 'Locky Ransomware'

Ransomware is a malicious software and the Locky Ransomware is learnt to be demanding ransom of half bitcoin, which at present rate is equivalent to over Rs 1.5 lakh.

Sep 02, 2017, 22:40 PM IST
Judge sets $30K bail for UK researcher in malware case

Judge sets $30K bail for UK researcher in malware case

The attorney for Marcus Hutchins, who has broad support in the information-security community, said the 23-year-old hacker would contest the charges. She said he would not be released until Monday because there wasn't enough time to post bail after Friday's afternoon ruling.

Aug 05, 2017, 14:17 PM IST
Tackling Malware attacks: Google introduces 'panic button' feature in Android

Tackling Malware attacks: Google introduces 'panic button' feature in Android

Some malware has been successful in dodging from the inflexible security measures and victoriously entering the Google Play app store. 

Jul 17, 2017, 20:00 PM IST
Japan arrests 14-year-old for creating ransomware similar to WannaCry

Japan arrests 14-year-old for creating ransomware similar to WannaCry

Japanese authorities on Monday arrested a 14-year-old boy for creating a ransomware virus similar to WannaCry which was responsible for global cyberattacks last month.

Jun 06, 2017, 13:42 PM IST
WannaCry Ransomware: Here are best practices to prevent attacks

WannaCry Ransomware: Here are best practices to prevent attacks

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that carries out the cryptoviral extortion attack from cryptovirology that blocks access to data until a ransom is paid and displays a message requesting payment to unlock it.

May 15, 2017, 21:57 PM IST
India saw 60,000 ransomware attacks in 2014: Symantec

India saw 60,000 ransomware attacks in 2014: Symantec

India witnessed as many as 60,000 ransomware attacks on computers last year, making it the third-most attacked nation in Asia, according to security solutions firm Symantec.

Apr 22, 2015, 23:08 PM IST
Malware can track your smartphone via power usage

Malware can track your smartphone via power usage

Without using location data, malicious software can track your smartphone simply by measuring the way it uses the power, computer scientists have reported.

Feb 23, 2015, 14:58 PM IST
Symantec discovers 'most sophisticated' spying bug used by nations for cyber espionage

Symantec discovers 'most sophisticated' spying bug used by nations for cyber espionage

A leading computer security company has said that it has discovered one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen that has been used against a range of targets around the world for six years.

Nov 24, 2014, 12:35 PM IST
One in six smartphone users victim of cyber attack: Study

One in six smartphone users victim of cyber attack: Study

One in six smartphone users in the world have fallen prey to a cyber attack, reveals a new study, adding that 60 percent of smartphone users and almost half of tablet users are vulnerable to hacking as these devices have no protection against malicious software.

Nov 24, 2014, 10:56 AM IST

Firms experiencing drastic increase in new malicious software

Destructive software has been found to be reeling into organizations forcing them to lose their important data.

May 15, 2014, 20:36 PM IST

CryptoLocker scariest threat to PCs around the world

CryptoLocker, a ransomeware (a malicious computer software that threatens the users, usually for money or data) first appeared in September 2013, has reportedly emerged as a potent threat to PCs around the world.

Mar 10, 2014, 19:53 PM IST

`Global cyber war could be as destructive as atomic war`

A cyber war globally could cause destruction on the scale of an atomic war and lead to the death of millions, an online expert has warned.

Jun 12, 2013, 16:19 PM IST

Porn sites reject `growing malware risk` claim

Pornography websites have rejected claims that content on their website is putting visitors at risk of downloading malicious software.

Apr 16, 2013, 10:59 AM IST

'Malware spread fastest in last 4 years; 1.5mn more in Apr-Jun'

Software security provider McAfee on Wednesday said spread of malware was the fastest in the last four years and there were 1.5 million more of such malicious software in the April-June quarter of this year.

Sep 05, 2012, 15:53 PM IST