Tag: Malware

Fear the Reaper, or Reaper Madness?

Last week we looked at reports from China and Israel about a new “Internet of Things” malware strain called “Reaper” that researchers said infected more than a million organizations by targeting newfound security weaknesses in countless Internet routers, security cameras …

ATM Hackers Double Down on Remote Malware Attacks

‘Cash Out’ Malware Attackers Increasingly Infect ATMs From Afar, Experts Warn Attackers are increasingly hacking into banks’ networks to gain access to the IT infrastructure connected to their ATMs, security experts warn. Attackers then push malware onto the ATMs that allows a …

How to defeat botnets

By TIM STARKS With help from Eric Geller and Martin Matishak THE STAKEHOLDERS SEND THEIR REGARDS — Tech companies, wireless providers, trade groups, civil society groups and other interested parties filled up the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s inbox with …

Chinese Police Arrest 11 Over Fireball Adware

250 Million Infections of Click-Fraud Malware Tied to Digital Marketing Agency Police in Beijing have arrested 11 individuals on charges that they developed and distributed Fireball, malicious adware that was tied to 250 million installations worldwide, according to Chinese media …