New malware communicates via sound waves

Scientists have developed a malware that transmits information between computers using high-frequency sound waves inaudible to the human ear.

Users limiting online banking apps` use over security fears: Survey

A security company has said the risk posed by malware is putting more users off using online banking applications.

Cyber criminals to use more targetted attacks in 2014: Websense

Organisations around the world are likely to witness more complex and diverse cyber-attacks in 2014 even as volume of malware attacks will decrease, security solutions provider Websense said today.

Microsoft opens new cybercrime centre

Microsoft said today it has opened a new cybercrime centre, using its resources to combat malware, intellectual property theft, child exploitation and other ills in cyberspace.

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.

Australia fast becoming global hub of cyber attacks: Report

Australia is increasingly becoming a hot-spot for targeted cyber attacks as online criminals shift their focus towards Asia.

Malware that steals info from social networking sites detected

The malware, which also spreads through online video talk site Skype, also blocks the user`s anti-virus programmes making them in-effective in tackling intrusions.

Researchers develop new system to verify cloud programmes function malware-free

A new system has been reportedly developed by researchers which can quickly verify if the programs on the cloud system are running smoothly without any malware threat.

How to detect malware on computer systems

Despite having anti-virus software installed on the computer systems, if a new virus is released before the antivirus software detects it, the system can be infected.

`Beebone` computer virus lurking in Indian cyberspace

A new and deadly variant of computer virus called `Beebone` has been detected in Indian cyberspace.

11 things not to do with email revealed

Our email is the simplest and most common vulnerable thing to spying eyes.

Google set to regularly publish data on malware, phishing scams

Google is set to regularly publish Internet security data on malware and phishing scams that infect computers and steal consumer information.

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.

Ads on porn sites `pose increasing malware risk` to users: Study

Browsing some of the most popular pornography sites on web is increasingly putting users at risk, a research has claimed.

PC users to spend $22 bn battling malware: Study

Computer users will spend 1.5 billion hours and USD 22 billion identifying, repairing and recovering from the impact of malware.

Cyber criminals targeting social networking sites to steal money

Australian cyber crime authorities have issued a warning to internet users that cyber criminals are increasingly targeting social networking sites like Facebook as a way to steal their money.

Now, a tool to arm cyberspace against malware

A cutting edge tool will automatically permit one computer in a virtual network to monitor another for intrusions, viruses or malware that cause them to malfunction.

`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.

Malware deadline passes, very few knocked offline

If you`re reading this online, you`re fine. The day that was supposed to see thousands of people knocked off the Internet has arrived, but only a few people were affected.

FBI to block virus-infected computers worldwide

The US law enforcement agency FBI will block up to 500,000 users around the world who have a malicious programme installed on their computer, it was reported Monday.