Tag Archives: Malware

VISA warns of POS malware incidents at gas pumps across North America

by Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day, ZDNet

VISA says it’s aware of POS malware being deployed on the networks of five North American fuel dispenser merchants.

Payments processor VISA says North American merchants who operate gas stations and gas pumps are facing a rash of attacks from cybercrime groups wanting to deploy point-of-sale (POS) malware on their networks.

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Windows security warning: Ransomware is growing fastest, and just got harder to tackle

by Steve Ranger, ZDNet

Crypto-locking malware attacks are growing, and could become more dangerous after the apparent departure of a big player.

Ransomware is growing fast and could become more difficult to tackle as the criminal ecosystem shifts from a few dominant players to many smaller ones.

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How to protect yourself from ransomware using Windows 10

by Brooke Crothers, Fox News

Microsoft offers built-in ransomware protection for Windows 10. Here’s how to make sure you’re protected.

Ransomware is a particularly vicious type of malware that not only denies access to your computer system and data but demands a ransom be paid to unlock files.

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Google explains how it spots malicious Android apps

by Mariella Moon, Engadget

Even if they prevent Android’s Verify Apps feature from working properly

Android’s Verify Apps feature performs malware scans on newly downloaded applications to make sure they’re safe. But since some malicious apps can prevent the feature from working, the company had to find an alternative way to figure out if a phone stopped using Verify because you no longer use it or if it’s due to malware lurking in your device. Continue reading Google explains how it spots malicious Android apps

The Botnet That Broke the Internet Isn’t Going Away

by Lily Hay Newman, WIRED

When the BOTNET named Mirai first appeared in September, it announced its existence with dramatic flair. After flooding a prominent security journalist’s website with traffic from zombie Internet of Things devices, it managed to make much of the internet unavailable for millions of people by overwhelming Dyn, a company that provides a significant portion of the US internet’s backbone. Since then, the number attacks have only increased. What’s increasingly clear is that Mirai is a powerfully disruptive force. What’s increasingly not? How to stop it. Continue reading The Botnet That Broke the Internet Isn’t Going Away