One problem with network games: how do you trust the other people in the contest?
You could build a network that requires your customers to installed a special "cheat-blocker" client...
...and then use the client to mine Bitcoins.
If you have a web service that supports remote users, you will know that malevolent login attempts are an everyday occurrence.
But hosting providers worldwide are reporting an onslaught at well above average levels...
Award-winning security blogger Brian Krebs has shared details of his investigation into who might have been behind Flashback - which hit more than 600,000 Mac computers in early 2012
The largest recorded DDoS attack has been ongoing for over eight days now, causing slowdowns and errors throughout the internet. Is this a one time scenario or does this expose a greater weakness in the world's largest network?
A botnet called "Chameleon" is said to be generating more than $6 million a month through bogus clicks on online adverts.
Find out more about how click fraud works.
SophosLabs was contacted recently to help investigate malware from an unusual sort of targeted attack.
What our researchers found was intriguing, to say the least, so we thought we'd share our discoveries with you...
A new variant of the prevalent Citadel crimeware kit has been discovered to target Point of Sale (POS) devices. Find out more, in this analysis from SophosLabs expert James Wyke.
The DoJ has published five "charging documents" filed in New York yesterday against three men accused of operating a bank-raiding malware enterprise.
The documents give a fascinating insight into a cybercrime operation...
CERT Polska has announced takedown action against web properties associated with a huge botnet known as Virut.
Paul Ducklin takes a look at takedowns, and why they are important even if their effectiveness is often short-lived...
Veteran cybercrime investigator Bob Burls looks back on a case where the diligence of an IT professional helped convict a botmaster who had made tens of thousands of dollars.
Ever since the source code of Zeus/Zbot leaked in May 2011, many new variants have appeared.
One particularly prevalent example is Citadel.
James Wyke of SophosLabs puts it under the microscope....
A new particularly virulent version of the malware family known as W32/VBNA (also SillyFDC/Autorun) is spreading very quickly. It takes advantage of Windows Autorun and some very clever social engineering techniques to plant banking Trojans on victim computers.
The Georgian government's CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) claims it has linked an internet attack to Russia's security services, and even turned the tables on a hacker it believes was involved by secretly taking over his computer and taking video footage of him.