Cyber Attack
Google Play Spotted With More Than 2,000 Malware-Laden Counterfeit Apps: Report  Gadgets 360 · 20 hours
Google Play was seen with over 2,000 apps that were both malware-laden and counterfeits, according to researchers from the University of Sydney and CSIRO’s Data61. more
How a ransomware attack cost one firm £45m  BBC · 24 hours
When malicious hackers disable a business and demand a ransom, many firms pay up. But should they? more
Microsoft Warns Users of New Malware Attack via a Disguised Excel Attachment  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
According to security firm Proofpoint, the malicious campaign has been started by a group called TA505. more
Border agency still using licence plate reader linked to U.S. hack  CBC · 1 day
Canada's border agency is still using Perceptics' licence plate reader equipment — even after... more
Trump 'orders cyber attack' on Iranian military computers  Sky News · 3 days
The US launched a cyber strike against Iranian military computer systems earlier this week as Donald Trump pulled out of airstrikes, officials have reportedly confirmed. more
US cyberattack reportedly hit Iranian targets  THE VERGE · 3 days
Yahoo News is reporting that a “retaliatory digital strike against an Iranian spy group” was carried out this past Thursday. The Washington Post, The... more
US hits Iran with crippling cyberattacks, says a report - CNET  CNET · 4 days
The cyberattacks took down Iranian computer networks used to control missile launches, says The Washington Post. more
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus: Quickly stops malware, but is there a catch?  Windows Central · 6 days
Bitdefender stops malware before it has a chance to start downloading. Bitdefender is one of the best antivirus solutions available. It consistently earns near-perfect scores in... more
Protect your PC against malware with this AI-powered software, now just $40  Windows Central · 1 week
Multi-layered, AI-powered protection keeps viruses and malware away from your sensitive data. The Internet is a dangerous place. With just a few lines of... more
Homeland Security has tested a working BlueKeep remote code execution exploit  TechCrunch · 1 week
Homeland Security’s cyber agency says it has tested a working exploit for the BlueKeep vulnerability, capable of achieving remote code execution on a vulnerable device. To... more
Ransomware cyber attacks are targeting large companies and demanding huge payments.  BBC · 1 week
A Norwegian aluminium producer is recovering after hackers took thousands of computers offline and demanded a ransom. more
US Cyber Command powers up attacks against Russia's electrical grid - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Aggressive moves to implant malware are both a warning and an effort to enable crippling attacks if necessary, says The New York Times. more
Daily Crunch: Telegram faces new attack in China  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe... more
Norton's new AntiVirus Plus impresses by not bogging down your PC  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Symantec's malware protection designed to stop attacks without guzzling your resources. We haven't had a chance to fully test Norton's new 360 computer protection programs, including... more
PSA: Telegram messaging app issues, Chinese state DDoS attack suspected  9to5Google · 2 weeks
If you’re experiencing connectivity issues with Telegram, this is due to what the company describes as... more
PSA: Telegram messaging app issues, Chinese state DDoS attack suspected  9to5Mac · 2 weeks
If you’re experiencing connectivity issues with Telegram, this is due to what the company describes as... more
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov Links DDoS Cyber-Attack to Hong Kong Unrest, China  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Telegram suffered a major cyber-attack that appeared to originate from China, the company's CEO said Thursday, linking it to the ongoing political unrest in... more
Telegram boss links cyber attack during HK protests to China  BBC · 2 weeks
The messaging service suffered a massive cyber attack during violent protests in Hong Kong on Wednesday. more
Telegram CEO says app suffered 'state-actor sized' attack  CBC · 2 weeks
The chief executive of Telegram, a popular encrypted messaging app, said on Wednesday the messaging service experienced a "state actor-sized"... more
Telegram cyber attack timed to coincide with Hong Kong protests  Sky News · 2 weeks
Messaging platform Telegram has said it was hit by a powerful cyberattack that coincided with protests in Hong Kong. more
Telegram faces DDoS attack in China… again  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The popular encrypted messaging service Telegram is once again being hit with a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in Asia as protestors in Hong Kong take to the streets. For the last several... more
CBSA launches investigation after licence plate reader linked to U.S. hack  CBC · 2 weeks
The Canada Border Services Agency launched an investigation after the licence plate reader system... more
Telegram Hit by DDoS Cyber-Attack, Users May Experience Connection Issues  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Telegram has been hit by a "powerful" distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack and users in the United States and other countries may experience connection issues. more
Protect your PC with this $20 three-year subscription to Zemana AntiMalware  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Detect and remove malware, adware, and ransomware in real time with Zemana AntiMalware. If you own or use a PC, you're faced with the constant threat... more
SecureAnywhere AntiVirus stops 99 percent of malware, but at what cost?  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Features typically not included with antivirus software are present in SecureAnywhere SecureAnywhere AntiVirus by Webroot isn't consistently tested by third-party security labs, but we tested it... more
Customs says hack exposed traveler, license plate images  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
U.S. Customs and Border Protection service says images of travelers and license plates have been exposed in a cyberattack that compromised a subcontractor's computer network more
CBP says traveler photos and license plate images stolen in data breach  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has confirmed a data breach has exposed the photos of travelers and vehicles traveling in and out of the... more
More than price separates antivirus from internet security software  Windows Central · 2 weeks
Best answer: Both antivirus and internet security programs protect your computer from malware, especially files attempting to download from online, but differ in terms of features. Internet security programs include... more
Baltimore IT head apologizes for ransomware attack response  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Baltimore's chief information technology official has apologized to city leaders for the response to a cyberattack that has crippled the city for a month more
ESET NOD32 Antivirus stops zero-day threats, but does have some setbacks.  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Stops new threats quickly, even if they aren't yet in all the virus databases. ESET NOD32 Antivirus stopped most of the threats we used during our... more
Join the ranks of ethical hackers with this $39 training bundle  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Make top dollar neutralizing cyber threats with more than 180 hours of professional ethical hacking instruction. It seems like not a day goes by without another... more
In a rare advisory, NSA urges users to patch BlueKeep flaw  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The National Security Agency has issued a rare advisory warning users to update their systems to protect against BlueKeep, a new security vulnerability with the capacity... more
Officials probe Baltimore cyberattack, claim of leaked files  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The city of Baltimore and federal authorities are investigating whether documents posted online are connected to a ransomware attack that hobbled the city's computer network more
McAfee AntiVirus 2019 is excellent malware protection, but it's very basic.  Windows Central · 3 weeks
Stops malware with perfect accuracy without causing slowdown. In the past, McAfee has gotten some slack for being a real resource guzzler and creating a lot... more
How Marcin Kleczynski went from message boards to founding anti-malware startup Malwarebytes  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Marcin Kleczynski is a shining example of the American dream. A Polish-born immigrant turned naturalized citizen, Kleczynski grew up in the Chicago suburbs spending... more
Apple macOS security protections can easily bypassed with ‘synthetic’ clicks, researcher finds  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
A security researcher has disclosed a new flaw that undermines a core macOS security feature designed to prevent apps — or malware — from... more
Save big on a one-year subscription to Private Internet Access VPN!  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Safeguard your data and online privacy with this super-fast VPN. If you're still surfing the web without the protection of a VPN (Virtual Private Network), you're... more
1 Million Computers Still Vulnerable to Major Windows Security Exploit  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Microsoft has warned that nearly one million computers globally are still at risk of malware attack similar to WannaCry that spread worldwide in 2017 causing billions of dollars... more
Microsoft warns users to patch as exploits for ‘wormable’ BlueKeep bug appear  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Microsoft has issued its second advisory this month urging users to update their systems to prevent a re-run of attacks similar to WannaCry. The... more
Malware-ridden laptop artwork sold for $1.3m  BBC · 4 weeks
The computer contains six well-known strains of malware and was bought by an anonymous bidder. more
Trend Micro Antivirus review: Excellent protection at the cost of usability  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Web reputation technology steers you clear of malicious sites. Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security stopped every malicious file we attempted to download and blocked every phishing scheme... more
Baltimore ransomware attack: NSA faces questions  BBC · 4 weeks
Politicians seek briefings from the US cyber-agency over claims it has links to a ransomware breach. more
This is how we might finally replace passwords - CNET  CNET · 4 weeks
According to Microsoft more than 85% of cyberattacks come from people getting tricked out of their passwords. But facial recognition and cloud security might kill the password forever. more
‘World's Most Dangerous Laptop’ Is On Sale for $1.2 Million  Gadgets 360 · 1 month
An artist has put up an old laptop, loaded with six of the most dangerous malware known so far, on auction in New York. more
PSA: Telegram messaging app issues, Chinese state DDoS attack suspected