Computer virus

NHS cyber-attack: Patients asked to use services 'wisely'

NHS cyber-attack: Patients asked to use services 'wisely'

The ransomeware, which locked files and demanded payment to allow access, has infected 200,000 machines in 150 countries since Friday

May 15, 2017, 11:09 AM IST
Self-repairing software that fights back malware

Self-repairing software that fights back malware

New software has been recently developed that not only eradicates viruses and other malware but also automatically repair the damages caused by them.

Nov 16, 2014, 13:14 PM IST
New bug 'Shellshock' could be deadlier than Heartbleed

New bug 'Shellshock' could be deadlier than Heartbleed

Security experts have warned that a deadly bug named Shellshock is affecting hundreds of millions of computers, servers and devices.

Sep 26, 2014, 12:09 PM IST

International raid targets data-stealing computer virus: US

An international dragnet has dismantled a global computer hacker network which used a sophisticated computer virus to steal millions of dollars from companies and consumers, the US Justice Department announced.

Jun 03, 2014, 04:32 AM IST

Ransomware virus is a bad problem getting worse: McAfee

Taking advantage of anonymous payment services, cyber criminals are increasingly using a malicious software 'ransomware' that holds a computer hostage until the victim pays to free it, online security firm McAfee says.

Nov 24, 2013, 13:25 PM IST

Quick Heal detects virus that demands a USD 300 ransom

Ramsomware, a kind of malicious software, is designed to block access to a computer until a certain sum of money is paid. Generally, it targets individuals.

Oct 23, 2013, 19:45 PM IST

Rapid rise in malware in Jan-Mar quarter: McAfee

A rapid increase was seen in malicious software programmes, mainly those targetting users of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, in the January-March quarter this year, says a report.

Jun 03, 2013, 22:45 PM IST

BEWARE: New Internet virus steals bank passwords and account details

Country's cyber security sleuths have alerted Internet users in the country about the new and suspected variant of malware family called 'Win32/Ramnit'.

Apr 24, 2013, 18:22 PM IST

Consumers to spend $22 bn to check malwares in 2013

Consumers will spend USD 22 billion on checking malware attacks this year, while companies will invest a whopping USD 114 billion in dealing with such malicious softwares, a study has said.

Mar 06, 2013, 19:44 PM IST

`Iranian nuke facilities hit by computer virus`

Iranian nuclear facilities have reportedly been stuck by a computer worm that plays AC/DC`s hit song Thunderstruck repeatedly, and at full volume.

Jul 26, 2012, 12:49 PM IST

How to check if your PC is infected with DNSChanger virus

DNSChanger is a malware computer programme that redirects Internet traffic to fake websites.

Jul 09, 2012, 10:51 AM IST

Computers with deadly virus to lose web link: FBI

The virus "spoofs" popular websites in an attempt to steal personal information, a newspaper reported.

Jul 05, 2012, 21:55 PM IST

Flame creators make virus commit ‘suicide’

The creators of the world’s most complicated espionage virus Flame have sent a ‘suicide’ command that removes it from some infected computers.

Jun 09, 2012, 19:58 PM IST

Web Alert: Google warns of internet blackout

Search giant Google has issued a warning to its millions of users that they could lose the ability to connect to the internet in July due to a computer virus.

May 29, 2012, 09:26 AM IST

Microsoft issues temporary fix for virus `Duqu`

Microsoft has issued a temporary fix against “Duqu,” a computer virus that is thought to have been designed to steal data from industrial organisations.

Nov 06, 2011, 13:14 PM IST

India shuts server linked to Duqu computer virus

Indian authorities seized computer equipment from a data center here as part of an investigation into the Duqu malicious software that some security experts warned could be the next big cyber threat.

Oct 29, 2011, 08:37 AM IST

First came Stuxnet virus: now there`s Duqu

Stuxnet is a malicious software that targets widely used industrial control systems built by German firm Siemens.

Oct 19, 2011, 10:19 AM IST

First came Stuxnet virus: now there`s Duqu

Stuxnet is a malicious software that targets widely used industrial control systems built by German firm Siemens.

Oct 19, 2011, 10:19 AM IST

War drones keep flying despite computer virus

The CIA now operates Predator and Reaper unmanned aircraft over at least five countries.

Oct 08, 2011, 11:44 AM IST

`War drones keep flying despite computer virus`

The unmanned Predator and Reaper drones are continuing to fly despite a computer virus that has infected the plane`s US-based cockpits.

Oct 08, 2011, 10:46 AM IST