Malware

MAC Malware

Mac malware caught spying on computers

Mac users typically think they’re immune to malware. But a new strain used for spying reminds us even Macs can be compromised. Researchers have found an unusual piece of malware, called FruitFly, that’s been infecting…

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Ransomware

WannaCry: What is ransomware and how to avoid it

Malicious software or “ransomware” has been used in a massive hacking attack, affecting tens of thousands of computers worldwide. Software security companies said a ransomware worm called “WannaCry” infected about 57,000 computer systems in 99…

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New breed of computer bug goes right for your bank account

Consumer watchdogs are warning Internet users of a growing tech support scam that is especially aggressive. Hackers utilize malware that takes control of your computer, and you end up paying hundreds of dollars to get…

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Malwarebytes develops a Anti-Ransomeware app

For the last four years, ransomware has evolved into one of the biggest threats to cyber security that I’ve seen in a long time. Names like CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, and CTBLocker keep average computer users and…

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Hyatt warns of malware on its payment-processing system

Hyatt Hotels Corp. says it found malicious software on the computer system that processes customer payments, raising the possibility that hackers may have obtained credit card numbers or other sensitive information. The resort chain is…

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