Computer users are getting infected with ransomware because criminals have managed to hack the DNS records of Go Daddy hosted websites.
Numerous .eu domains have been registered this month for the purposes of infecting computers with malware, via the Blackhole exploit kit.
Security expert Fraser Howard takes a closer look.
Are some of the different variants of Blackhole exploit kit that SophosLabs are seeing actually new versions of this popular Exploit kit? Or simply copycats created by other groups?
When you read a message in your inbox, should you trust that the information hasn't been tampered with or that it even comes from who it claims?
The latest anti-malware tests performed by Dennis Technology Labs show that comparative testing can actually be a strong indicator of how well today's security offerings can protect a user.
You can thank India for one out of six spam messages in your inbox, up from one in 10 when SophosLabs last put out its list of the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying countries. The UK has upped its spam output as well, meaning it's rejoined the dirty dozen after an 18-month hiatus.
Trust your search engine results? Read how image searches within Bing are being poisoned by attackers in order to drive web traffic to malicious sites.
ZeroAccess is a hugely widespread malware threat that has plagued individuals and enterprises for years. It has evolved over time to cater for new architectures and new versions of Windows.
And it can earn its creators in excess of $100,000 per day. Find out more in our new technical paper.
Earlier this year, no starch press, sent SophosLabs an unrequested copy of the book Practical Malware Analysis: The hands-On Guide to Dissecting Malicious Software with a letter saying "If you do enjoy the book, I hope that you will consider Read more…
Ransomware is malicious software that attempts to extort money out of unsuspecting users, but lately there has been a trend of a more sinister type of ransomware: crypto-ransomware.
Arguably the most successful exploit kit over the past couple of years is getting a facelift. We have seen announcements this week about a new version of Blackhole being released.
Find out more about some of the proposed features it includes.
Although the number of discovered malicious apps for Android is growing at an exponential rate, the actual reports from customer devices show that potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) are also causing problems.
Exploit kits typically target plug-ins, using vulnerabilities within them to infect the machine. Disabling plug-ins by default is therefore a good thing as far as keeping your system secure. But it isn't always easy...
Julian has been interning at SophosLabs for the last two months after getting involved with the Cyber Security Challenge. Here's his story.
Cloud-based storage firm MediaFire restored account access to a virus researcher who was suspended after a mysterious firm claimed virus samples she posted on the service violated copyright protections.