The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Thirteen people, including the creator of Blackhole, a popular exploit tool used to infect computers with malware, were arrested and charged in Russia with creating and participating in a criminal organization.
By Lucian Constantin | 06 December, 2013 17:56
New attack campaigns have infected point-of-sale (PoS) systems around the world with sophisticated malware designed to steal payment card and transaction data.
By Lucian Constantin | 05 December, 2013 15:26
In a development likely to concern those who believe that a system that's not connected to a network is safe from surveillance, researchers have demonstrated that microphones and speakers built into laptops can be used to covertly transmit and receive data through inaudible audio signals
By Lucian Constantin | 03 December, 2013 17:25
A new Trojan program that targets users of online financial services has the potential to spread very quickly over the next few months, security researchers warn.
By Lucian Constantin | 26 November, 2013 16:45
The U.S. National Security Agency reportedly hacked into over 50,000 computer networks around the world as part of its global intelligence gathering efforts, and also taps into large fiber optic cables that transport Internet traffic between continents at 20 different major points.
By Lucian Constantin | 25 November, 2013 13:02
In 2010, the threat posed by the web is sharper and more extensive than ever before. Almost any website can now host malware, or forward you to one that does. Indeed, an infection is much more likely to result from a visit to a perfectly legitimate website that has been compromised with a virus or spyware – than from one set up specifically to spread malware. Read More.