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New ransomware Jaff demands $3,700 payments

The new ransomware program is distributed via mass email spam sent by the Necurs botnet

Microsoft rushes emergency fix for critical antivirus bug

Microsoft's security team fixed a type confusion flaw in its malware engine that affects practically all of its security products

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New Android security report is alarming, but not because of the amount of malware

A new security report says that more than 3.5 million instances of malware will land on Android this year, with most phones unequipped to stop them

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Snake cyberespionage malware is ready to bite Mac users

One of the most sophisticated cyberespionage groups is readying its malware framework to attack macOS

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Free search engine tool hunts down malware-infected computers

Shodan is now offering the Malware Hunter scanning tool, which uncovers systems manipulated to control malware-infected devices

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At $175, this ransomware service is a boon to cybercriminals

Cybercriminals can engage in more ransomware attacks, thanks to a new variant called Karmen that hackers can buy on the black market for $175

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Rival IoT malware clash in a botnet territory battle

The Hajime malware is competing with the Mirai malware to enslave some internet of things devices

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Google tinkers with Android O to foil ransomware

Android O has specific elements to make it harder for ransomware to get a foothold on the device

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US dismantles Kelihos botnet after Russian hacker's arrest

Peter Levashov has been accused of running the Kelihos botnet, according to the U.S.

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IoT malware starts showing destructive behavior

Hackers have started adding data-wiping routines to malware that's designed to infect internet-of-things and other embedded devices.

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Report: 30% of malware is zero-day, missed by legacy antivirus

At least 30 percent of malware today is new, zero-day malware that is missed by traditional antivirus defenses, according to a new report

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Phishing scammers exploit Wix web hosting

Criminals flock to free web services to establish their attack infrastructure. The latest example: A group using free website host Wix for its phishing pages

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A free decryption tool is now available for all Bart ransomware versions

Antivirus vendor Bitdefender has released a free decryption tool that works for any files affected by the Bart ransomware.

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Notorious iOS spyware has an Android sibling

The Android variant can steal data from messaging apps, spy from a phone’s camera or microphone, and self-destruct

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Open-source developers targeted in sophisticated malware attack

Attackers have targeted developers present on GitHub since January with an information-stealing program called Dimnie

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Trojan source code leak could spur new online banking attacks

Nuclear Bot's author releases its source code publicly for other cybercriminals to use

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LastPass is scrambling to fix another serious vulnerability

Flaw in the password manager could allow malicious websites to infect computers with malware or steal users' passwords

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Malware finds unwitting ally in GitHub

Winnti's abuse of GitHub repository leaves the site in the tricky position of deciding which projects can stay and which ones to shut down

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