There's a destructive malware threat on the loose that calls itself "CryptoLocker."
It's what's known as ransomware, because that's what it does: holds your files to ransom.
Paul Ducklin tells you what you need to know...
The 19-year-old Californian man turned himself in to FBI agents on Thursday. If found guilty, he's looking at up to two years in federal prison on the charge of extortion after allegedly hacking more than a dozen women's computers, taking nude images via their webcams, and contacting then in an attempt to get more images out of them.
An escrow firm in the US state of California has been run out of business and its nine employees laid off, after a remote access Trojan planted on its system drained it of $1.5 million.
Could this happen to your business?
Do only the truly paranoid stick bandages over their webcams so they don't get surreptitiously recorded? Well, a BBC producer posing as a computer security enthusiast talked to webcam hackers who said that the hack is simple to do.
Malware discovered on a Japanese space agency desktop computer has been stealing data on Epsilon - a new, AI-enabled rocket - and beaming it to controllers outside the agency. It's only the latest in a string of data-siphoning incidents that's plagued the agency.
A new Trojan is on the scene designed to steal your images and memory dumps. Are the thieves digging for dirt or stealing state secrets?
Organizations in the financial services and public administration sectors are the primary targets of sophisticated attacks aimed at stealing intellectual property, with attacks involving both external and internal agents and lasting for months or years, according to a new report from Verizon.
Claims are made that a cyber gang is recruiting some 100 botmasters for a Trojan attack against 30 US bank, and the plot's alleged mastermind is unmasked.
But given the alleged fraudster's flamboyant claims, can we be sure he's not a trap set by Russian law enforcement?
Being careful where you download from isn't always enough.
SourceForge, the hosting service for phpMyAdmin, has disclosed that the official phpMyAdmin 188.8.131.52 distribution was Trojanised some time last weekend.
The gang behind that recent Java zero day attacks apparently hasn't packed up for the season. A researcher examining one of the servers used to launch attacks on vulnerable Java installations said he found a new zero day exploit for Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser.
When we write Naked Security articles about Mac malware, we often end up creating a bit of a stir.
So, with a deep breath, here's some Mac malware news: this time, it's a zombie Trojan called 'NetWeird'.
A Maine construction company that saw its online bank account fraudulently drained of almost $600,000 might get some of it back due to what a US federal court has deemed shoddy security systems at its bank.
A proxy tool used by Iranian internet users to evade censorship and oppression is being distributed with a Trojan horse that can log their keystrokes and surfing habits reporting back their activities to its author.
Another Android Trojan is making the rounds, this one is distributed through drive-by downloads on compromised websites. Whether it's a proxy or a bot is not really important, make sure you don't install unsolicited packages on your phone.
A new malware attack is targeting Mac computers with a Python-based backdoor Trojan.
And Windows computers aren't getting away scott free either.
David Schwartzberg is this week's guest on the Chet Chat to talk about the data breach at Global Payments, a new Mac botnet and Flash Player updating. David also explained the new AES-NI encryption acceleration in Intel chips and a new way to safely store files in the cloud.
A backdoor Trojan horse, which would allow a remote hacker to access your Mac computer without your knowledge and potentially snoop on your files and activity, has been discovered hidden inside a boobytrapped Word document.
The latest variants of the information stealing SpyEye Trojan are now specializing in hiding fraudulent transactions from your online banking statements. Should we rethink giving up on our paper statements?