Security

Virobot: How to say your PC is toast, in French?

A ransomware-flavored Virobot with keylogger capabilities was found to be capable of enslaving personal computers in a botnet, reported a number of sites including HotHardware. It was affecting targets in the United States.

Security

Mumblehard Linux botnet no longer active, takedown declared

(Tech Xplore)—The Mumblehard Linux botnet is out of the way. Malware researcher Marc-Etienne M. Léveillé trumpeted the good news on WeLiveSecurity from security company ESET: Mumblehard has been struck down, which means ...

Security

Ransomware asks Apple Mac victims to pay up

Ransomware on the OS X platform was discovered affecting Apple Mac users. Claire Reilly, CNET news writer based in Sydney, said on Sunday that it was spread through "torrenting" software. Researchers at Palo Alto Networks ...

Automotive

Kia and Hyundai recovering from days-long network outages

Kia Motors America says it's restoring services crippled by a computer network outage that began Saturday and which apparently affected dealers' ability to order vehicles and parts and knocked offline a smartphone app that ...

Security

Attacks on individuals fall as cybercrime shifts tactics

Cybercriminals shifted away from stealing individual consumers' information in 2020 to focus on bigger, more profitable attacks on businesses, according to a report from the Identity Theft Resource Center.

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