Tag Archives: Malware

Microsoft takes down botnet that infected nine million devices

by Rob Thubron, TechSpot

Necurs was one of the largest botnets ever.

What just happened? Microsoft has revealed it was part of a team that took down the Necurs botnet. The network had infected over nine million devices worldwide, making it one of the world’s largest botnets. It was used to send malware-packed spam emails, steal login details, deliver ransomware, and more.

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Hackers are making malware-infected coronavirus maps to harvest personal information

by Matthew Rozsa, Salon

One of the most popular interactive pandemic update maps has been copied and distributed by malicious actors.

A journalist with expertise on cybercrime reported on Thursday that hackers are trying to take advantage of the public’s concern about the COVID-19 pandemic to infect users’ computers with malware.

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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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