Trojan freezes computer, requests ransom

Trojan freezes computer, requests ransom

A new kind of malware circulating on the Internet freezes a computer and then asks for a ransom paid through...

April 27th, 2006 Jeremy Kirk

RFID malware a pandora’s box?

RFID malware a pandora’s box?

Three Computer Science researchers are warning that viruses embedded in radio frequency identification tags used to identify and track goods...

April 10th, 2006 Jeremy Kirk

New bug can hit Windows, Linux, Kaspersky warns

New bug can hit Windows, Linux, Kaspersky warns

Kaspersky Lab is reporting a new proof-of-concept virus capable of infecting both Windows and Linux systems. The cross-platform virus is...

April 9th, 2006 Jaikumar Vijayan

Malware will plague mobile devices, says McAfee

Malware will plague mobile devices, says McAfee

Mobile malware will increase in 2006, causing extensive damage to mobile devices, because only a small percentage of mobile users...

January 19th, 2006 Elizabeth Montalbano and Mari-Len De Guzman

McAfee: Mobile malware will increase in 2006

McAfee: Mobile malware will increase in 2006

There will be an increase in mobile malware in 2006, which could cause extensive damage to mobile devices because only...

December 20th, 2005 Elizabeth Montalbano

Zotob arrests point to cybercrime nexus

Zotob arrests point to cybercrime nexus

The expanding investigation into this month's Zotob worm outbreak is uncovering evidence of the growing nexus between worm writers and...

August 31st, 2005 Jaikumar Vijayan

A trend worth watching closely

A trend worth watching closely

In April 2005, an online poll for the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) conducted by ePenso.com revealed that 69 per...

August 25th, 2005 Susan Maclean

Report warns of organized cyber crime

Report warns of organized cyber crime

A new criminal class in North America, attracted by the low cost and low risk of cyber crime, has turned...

August 25th, 2005 Susan Maclean

McAfee: Cybercrime on the rise

McAfee: Cybercrime on the rise

McAfee has announced the results and availability of the McAfee Virtual Criminology Report, which examines how a new class of...

August 24th, 2005 Computing SA staff