Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 13:25
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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 19:45
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.
Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 22:45
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.
Last Updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 18:22
Country's cyber security sleuths have alerted Internet users in the country about the new and suspected variant of malware family called 'Win32/Ramnit'.
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 06, 2013, 19:44
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.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 12:49
Iranian nuclear facilities have reportedly been stuck by a computer worm that plays AC/DC`s hit song Thunderstruck repeatedly, and at full volume.
Last Updated: Monday, July 09, 2012, 10:51
DNSChanger is a malware computer programme that redirects Internet traffic to fake websites.
Last Updated: Thursday, July 05, 2012, 21:55
The virus "spoofs" popular websites in an attempt to steal personal information, a newspaper reported.
Last Updated: Saturday, June 09, 2012, 19:58
The creators of the world’s most complicated espionage virus Flame have sent a ‘suicide’ command that removes it from some infected computers.
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 09:26
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.
Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 12:58
Virus attacks on computers have increased to such an extent that officials in Dubai have warned computer users to be alert and vigilant, the Gulf News reported.
Last Updated: Sunday, November 06, 2011, 13:14
Microsoft has issued a temporary fix against “Duqu,” a computer virus that is thought to have been designed to steal data from industrial organisations.
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