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What is malware? How to prevent, detect and recover from it

Malware, short for malicious software, is a blanket term for viruses, worms, trojans and other harmful computer programs hackers use to wreak destruction and gain access to sensitive information. As Microsoft puts it,


Ransomware and malware attacks decline, attackers adopting covert tactics

There has been a major decline in ransomware and malware attacks, with Ireland having some of the lowest rates globally, according to the latest report released by Microsoft. Click here

Mobile Software

Malvertising in Apple Pay Targets iPhone Users

The Media Trust has discovered a recent malvertising campaign involving Apple Pay that is part of a large-scale phishing and redirect campaign targeting iPhone users visiting premium newspapers and magazines.


Millions of Android devices forced to mine Monero for crooks

No device is safe from criminals looking to make it stealthily mine cryptocurrency for them. However weak its processing power is, it still costs them nothing.With that in mind, forced


Past and Present Tactics of Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware has been getting a lot of press lately, and understandably so. In recent months, there has been a tidal wave of ransomware attacks targeting numerous well-known organizations, and the


Don’t Get Scrooged on Social Media

The festive season shines like a bright light in the darkness for that benighted (but likely pretty well-off) class known as cyber-criminals. Like a cat going after a sparkly glass

Industry Insights

Injection Attacks: The Least Glamorous Attack Is One of the Most Threatening

Very little in life grabs our attention like a shiny new object. The gleam can be irresistible, the glitter mesmerizing. That’s how it is in cybersecurity, where the landscape is


Malicious Chrome extension steals all data

There’s a glut of malicious Google Chrome extensions out there, but some are more harmful than others. The one that SANS ISC incident handler Renato Marinho has dubbed “Catch-All” falls


PornHub users hit by sustained, targeted malvertising campaign

Millions of PornHub users in the US, UK, Canada and Australia were targeted by a malicious advertising campaign lasting for more than a year. The malvertising attack tried to trick


57 percent of internet users are worried about malvertising

According to a new survey by advert filtering company AdGuard, 57 percent of internet users have either fallen prey to advert scammers, or are worried about malicious and phishing advertising.