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...
Hackers interrupt TV channels to broadcast an emergency alert, warning that the bodies of the dead have risen from their graves, and attacking the public.
A good reminder to not use default passwords? Watch the video to see what happened.
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.
Duck joins Chet to take on the latest security news.
As usual, they don't mince their words, so take a listen and enjoy a quarter-hour mix of news, opinion, advice and research..
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'.
It's Halloween. A time for ghosties and ghoulies and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night.
What better time can there be to kill some zombies?
SSCC 74 - fighting hi-tech crime, Kelihos botnet, iCode for USA, Amazon Silk tablet, Mac malware and the BEAST
This week, Chet and Paul Ducklin discuss the interesting and important topics of the past week: fighting hi-tech crime, tackling the Kelihos botnet, taking on zombified home users, examining the risks of Amazon's new Silk tablet, and understanding the BEAST!
The Aussie government's Cybersecurity Awareness Week (C-SAW) was launched in Melbourne today. Attorney-General Robert McClelland's opening speech declares that "the Government’s cyber safety policy focuses on protecting individuals, especially children, online from exposure to such things as illegal and offensive Read more…
This morning it was Sophos's pleasure to host a meeting for the Internet Industry Association (IIA). From the text of its website, the IIA is an Australian industry body which aims to promote laws and initiatives which enhance access, equity, Read more…
Amidst all the hubbub and activities around International Kill-A-Zombie Day on Halloween, and Paul Ducklin determining that there are 80,000 zombies in Australia, one interesting piece of data may have been overlooked. Every three months Sophos publishes it's "Dirty dozen" Read more…
As you may have seen, we declared 31 October 2009 to be International Kill-A-Zombie Day. Unsurprisingly, we suggested, amongst other things, that you scan your PC with an up-to-date anti-virus. The cynics amongst you are probably thinking, "But you would Read more…
Sophos declares October 31st to be International Kill A Zombie Day, dedicated to cleaning-up the millions of computers around the world that have been comandeered by criminals to send spam, distribute malware, and commit identity theft.
The Computer Misuse Act makes it an offence in the United Kingdom to access another person's computer, or alter data on their computer, without the owner's permission. The legislation has been used on a number of occasions to bring British Read more…