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Ransomware virus is a bad problem getting worse: McAfee

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.

Quick Heal detects virus that demands a USD 300 ransom

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.

Rapid rise in malware in Jan-Mar quarter: McAfee

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.

BEWARE: New Internet virus steals bank passwords and account details

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'.

Consumers to spend $22 bn to check malwares in 2013

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.

`Iranian nuke facilities hit by computer virus`

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.

How to check if your PC is infected with DNSChanger virus

Last Updated: Monday, July 09, 2012, 10:51

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

Computers with deadly virus to lose web link: FBI

Last Updated: Thursday, July 05, 2012, 21:55

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

Flame creators make virus commit ‘suicide’

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.

Web Alert: Google warns of internet blackout

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.

Computer virus may target Indian firms in Dubai?

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.

Microsoft issues temporary fix for virus `Duqu`

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.