Microsoft disrupted the crime ring ZeroAccess by blocking traffic to 18 Internet address used to direct illegal activity to infected machines. This “click fraud” involved over 2 million computers around the world, and is thought to be the largest network of compromised personal computers. Read more about this success against hackers from Huffington Post.
That 40% you save on softwareCould Cost You
Everyone loves a bargain. But that too-good-to-be-true price on the latest software could end up costing you time, money and business.
Using pirated softwareputs your data and privacy at risk
Pirated software often includes malicious code that swipes your financial and personal data, and can even activate your webcam.
33% of software is counterfeitand the malware market is $114 billion
A malware investigation conducted by IDC and commissioned by Microsoft alleges 33% of software is counterfeit and sizes the malware market at $114 billion.
Malwarebytes released its 2013 threat report. It listed the largest threats in 2013 as ransomware, mobile phone scams and attacks, and exploit kits. Learn more about each of the six types of malware we faced in 2013 from ZD Net.
The leading cause of internal cyber-security incidents are software vulnerabilities, according to a new survey. Although the number of incidents of software exposure has fallen from 47% in 2011 to 39%, it is still too high. Learn more about where software vulnerability-related security problems occur most and how to fix them from Kaspersky.
A new financial malware program called i2Ninja uses the Invisible Internet Project network as a command-and-control channel to steel financial information entered into Web forms including HTTPS. Read more about this new malware from PC World.
A mass spamming malware called CryptoLocker is attacking tens of millions of UK residents. The National Crime Agency is actively pursuing the crime group organizing this attack, which is hitting small and medium sized businesses especially hard. Read more about CryptoLocker from The Next Web.