A new technical paper from SophosLabs explores the history and technology of ransomware. From payment by SMS to public key encryption, ransomware has certainly evolved.
Irrepressible cybercrime investigator and reporter Brian Krebs has written about yet another Java zero-day exploit.
This one, it seems, targets an exploitable vulnerability even in Oracle's most recent release, Version 7 Update 11, aka 7u11.
Windows 8 is now available and Microsoft is touting the entirely new user interface and app store. What security enhancements were made over Windows 7 and are these changes reason enough to upgrade?
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.
Since the Blackhole exploit kit first reared its head in 2010, it's grown to become one of the most notorious exploit kits ever seen. SophosLabs' Fraser Howard takes a more detailed look into Blackhole and how it works.
While the media just looove zero-day exploits, the security industry sees a lot more exploits designed to take advantage of patched vulnerabilities. Question is why don't many of us get around to installing the patches?
New variants of the Popureb rootkit clobber your Master Boot Record (MBR). Initial reports from Microsoft even suggested the only recovery was to reinstall Windows.
Fortunately, that's not true.