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Don't fall for phishing and spear-phishing - stay #CyberAware!


If a phisher, or spear-phisher, gets in your face, then YOU become the primary line of defence.

Here's how to fight the good fight...

Virus Bulletin Conference - what's changed in 25 years?


The discipline of computer security is barely a few decades old, yet the threats we face have already changed beyond belief. Virus Bulletin's Martijn Grooten takes a look back, and forward.

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...

32 hackers and traders charged with $100m in "insider trading" using stolen press releases

According to the charges, even a document stolen just 36 minutes before its official release was enough to make $500k in "insider trades."

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's what we found out.

Dark web drug dealer pleads guilty, gets 2 years to ponder "anonymity"

He was an online dealer who made use of the so-called Dark Web, shielded by the apparent anonymity of Tor, or The Onion Router.

He's not anonymous any more.

How (not) to pay yourself a $14m bonus - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Our weekly 1-minute security with some fun in it!

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.

Beyond the breaches: Understanding the Angler exploit kit

Crimeware expert Fraser Howard tells you what you need to know about Angler - the current "market leader" in the exploit kit scene.

A must-read report if you want to bolster your defences...

Notorious cybercrime forum Darkode taken down, dozens arrested

Darkode forum taken down, dozens arrested in FBI and Europol operation

Darkode, a notorious cybercrime marketplace for malware, zero-day exploits, and botnets, was permanently shut down by a massive law enforcement operation coordinated between agencies in the US, Europe and elsewhere.

"Something stolen, something new" - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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

Fun with a serious side...enjoy!

CryptoWall ransomware cost US victims at least $18 million, FBI says


The CryptoWall variant of crypto-ransomware cost US businesses and consumers at least $18 million between April 2014 and June 2015. The total damages could be much higher.

Memories of the LOVE BUG - 15 years ago today


It said "ILOVEYOU", and it promised a harmless-looking text file. But it actually contained an email virus that got just about everywhere.

Could something like this ever happen again?

SSCC 196 - From Wi-Fi bugs to carder busts [PODCAST]

From bugs to busts, here's the latest episode of our weekly security news podcast - for your listening pleasure.

Ryanair finds fraudulent transaction - for $5M!

Ryanair, the budget airline that operates out of Dublin, Ireland, suffered an unauthorised bank transfer.

To the tune of $5,000,000.

Ransomware - should you pay?


The big question, usually left unanswered in technical discussions of ransomware, is, "Should you pay?"

We help you make up your mind.

Three charged over largest email hack "in the history of the internet"

Three charged over largest email hack "in the history of the internet"

Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian have been indicted over a series of breaches that netted more than $2 million, and over a billion email addresses.

It's Safer Internet Day - and we'd love you to join in!

Today is #SID2015, the 12th Safer Internet Day.

We'd love you to join in - here's why, and how!

More iCloud phishing: don't get sucked in

It's easy to justify checking out spams and scams, on the "better safe than sorry" principle.

Don't do it!

You just end up one click closer to catastrophe.

"Exploit This": Evaluating the exploit skills of malware groups


SophosLabs researcher Gabor Szappanos compares APT actors and cybercrooks.

A comparative review of malware writers!

A fascinating study, well worth a read...