A woman who operated a scareware operation affecting over a million computers has been fined $163 million by the Federal Trade Commission in the United States.
Malware on Google's Android platform has risen threefold in the second quarter of this year, with nearly 15,000 new malware added to Kaspersky Lab's database.
Security firm McAfee has released details of a report into the security of energy grids, highlighting significant vulnerabilities in older systems to attack.
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Symantec made a major blunder with an update to its anti-virus software, which caused a number of PCs to crash, forcing customers to seek professional servicing to get their computers working again.
UKFast, a hosting specialist in the UK, has revealed what it believes are the top 10 cyber security failings of 2012, showing a surprising amount of complacency among people when going online.
Microsoft has discovered an Android botnet responsible for sending large volumes of spam across the web, raising further concerns about the security of mobile operating systems.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is to shut down internet access to thousands of computers around the world which have been infected with the DNSChanger trojan.
Kaspersky Lab has discovered a new Mac OS X backdoor being used for an Advanced Persistent Threat campaign, creating further concern about the security of Apple's desktop operating system.
For countless years, Apple insisted that their operating system is safer than ones running competing operating systems such as Microsoft Windows or Linux. At the same time, Apple was one of easiest systems to break in (firewall disabled by default) and now, with egos wounded (and legally liable) from Flashback botnet, a change happened.
The United States and Israel are allegedly behind the potent Flame malware, which targets countries in the Middle East, according to a US newspaper.
Apple is changing its tune when it comes to the prevalence of and problems posed by malware on their Mac platforms.
Researchers have discovered a massive piece of malware that seems to be yet another cyberweapon designed to target Iran and other Middle Eastern nations.
A major government-funded malware that logs keystrokes, takes screenshots, records audio, and tries to steal data from nearby Bluetooth devices has been discovered, presenting one of the most potent and complex threats to security and privacy to date.
A Russian cybercrime overlord has been jailed for four years for creating a spam botnet made up of over 30 million compromised computers.
Security firm McAfee has warned of a significant increase in malware across all platforms in the first quarter of this year, with mobile devices and Macs being increasingly targeted.
Following an investigation into the security and vulnerability of Mac OS, Kaspersky's CTO Nikolay Grebennikov explained that "Mac OS is really vulnerable."
A new network traffic splitting system could provide security professionals with advance warning of cyber-attacks.
Slovakian security company ESET gave a preview to its upcoming Endpoint Solutions designed for SMB and enterprise users. It claims to be capable of detecting current and new malware and other Internet threats and features Firewall, Web-control and Spam-filter; the Endpoint Antivirus does not come with these modules.
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