computer virus

Vobfus and Beebone: Two computer viruses team up to infect computers

Jul 2, 2013
Computer viruses are bad enough, but what happens when they start cooperating to ruin your digital life?
Posted In: computer virus, hacking

Spain busts ransomware ring

Feb 14, 2013
Authorities in Spain have busted a ring of computer criminals. Their speciality: Ransomware, an infuriating kind of computer attack where a virus gets introduced that locks up the computer system and demands a cash ransom.
Posted In: ransomware, Tech, computer virus

Web pioneer John McAfee caught in murder mystery

Nov 13, 2012
One of the father's of modern anti-virus software, John McAfee, is a suspect in a Belize murder. Jeff Wise discusses the exclusive story on McAfee he recently wrote for Gizmodo.
Posted In: computer virus, McAfee, murder, Crime

Ransomware: Holding Your Computer Hostage Under Pain of Death

Oct 11, 2012
A new hacker scheme locks your hard drive and your files and prompts you to pay up...or else.
Posted In: computer virus, hackers, malware, ransomware

The FTC crackdown on scareware

Oct 5, 2012
The FTC has delivered what could be a landmark judgment on a certain kind of internet scam where unsuspecting users are duped into paying cash to protect their computer from viruses that aren't actually on it.
Posted In: Tech, computer virus, scareware

What damage could the Flame virus cause?

May 29, 2012
A new malware threat is spreading like fire across the Middle East. What problems might the cyber weapon Flame cause, where did its name come from, and how similar is it to the virus Stuxnet?
Posted In: Flame, cyberwar, malware, computer virus, middle east

That Duqu that you do

Nov 14, 2011
Duqu, the recently discovered virus with links to Stuxnet, has now shown up in Iran...
Posted In: Duqu, security, Iran, computer virus

MID-DAY UPDATE: Stocks are booming this morning...

Sep 24, 2010
... because US businesses ordered more manufactured goods last month. Nice to end the week on good news....
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