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Microsoft Word Intruder Revealed - inside a malware construction kit

What happens when cybercrooks take a leaf out of the Advanced Persistent Threatsters' book?

Gabor Szappanos of SophosLabs investigates...

This email scam targeting businesses is a billion-dollar problem, FBI warns

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The FBI issued a warning last week about email scams that have cost businesses $1.2 billion in fraudulent wire transfers since 2013.

"Nigerian Prince" scams these are not...

Teen nabbed after attacks on UK government and FBI sites

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His lawyers claim that their client was only on the "periphery" of the conspiracy, but that didn't stop him from boasting about it.

Alleged sextortionist arrested in Texas - Here's how to protect yourself

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The 26-year-old man was charged with internet stalking, producing child abuse images, and coercing a minor into sexual activity.

Hacker pleads guilty in Facebook malware and spam scheme

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The cybercrook allegedly used a "Facebook Spreader" malware to infect victims via booby-trapped links in Facebook chat messages.

Cybersquatter frenzy as Google becomes Alphabet without owning alphabet.com

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Google's big announcement this Monday that it was creating a new holding company called Alphabet took the business world by surprise, and cybersquatters have moved in to exploit confusion about the Alphabet domain name and website.

A virus on a *Mac*? Is NOTHING sacred? [Chet Chat Podcast 211]

The latest episode of our weekly security podcast - a quarter-hour of news with attitude! Enjoy.

Update Tuesday, Firefox's zero-day, more Android bugginess, a firmware virus for your Mac ...and a tax fraudster busted.

Win against ransomware - with free staff Wi-Fi!

If someone is determined to take online risks while they're at work - how much better if they aren't on the business network?

Another Android hole: "OCtoRuTA" - One (Java) Class to Rule Them All

Yet another large-scale vulnerability has been revealed in Android.

This one lets an otherwise innocent-looking app go rogue, and enjoy privileges normally limited to the trusted parts of Android.

Change this Facebook setting so you can't be searched for by phone number

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A developer says he's found a way to harvest users' personal data from Facebook. Facebook is shrugging, given that it's all public anyway. You might want to check your privacy settings though ...

Google profits from YouTube RAT infestation, says consumer group

Google profits from YouTube RAT infestation, says consumer group

YouTube has thousands of videos on stealing images and spreading malware, along with examples of stolen streams from "slave" devices.

Is Stagefright over yet? 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Here's the latest episode of our weekly 1-minute security video - enjoy.

Stagefrightened Google, Samsung to push out monthly Android fixes

The aptly named Stagefright vulnerability scared them into action. Let's hope that fear shakes up all the vendors and carriers so the fixes get to us ASAP.

Interested in Mac viruses? Here's Thunderstrike 2, a.k.a. the "firmworm"

When one door closes, another one opens.

Thunderstrike, the Mac firmware hole from early in 2015, is back for its sequel, Thunderstrike 2.

Women posed as fake brides to scam ISIS out of $3000

Women posed as fake brides to scam ISIS out of $3000

Even if you pull one over on the world's most fearsome terrorist army, it's still illegal.

Beer and Tequila forever! #SophosRetroWeek looks at old-school malware...

Join us on a visit to the past, when malware was...well, different!

Malware on Linux - When Penguins Attack

If you really want to fan the flames of controversy, ask the question, "What about malware on Linux?"

We asked...here's what we found out.

Apple puts a stop to invoice poisoning bug

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The vulnerability posed "a significant risk to buyers, sellers or Apple website managers/developers".

SSCC 208 - (Cyber)crime and Punishment [PODCAST]

Join us for the weekly Chet Chat!

In this episode: Cybercrime (and punishment), crimeware, the Angler exploit kit, and how the Fourth Amendment applies to social networks.