Malware

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FBI hacks vulnerable US computers to fix malicious malware
US justice department says bureau hacked devices to remove malware from insecure software

Alex Hern UK technology editor

14, Apr, 2021 @12:10 PM

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Insurers 'funding organised crime' by paying ransomware claims
Exclusive: former cybersecurity chief calls for law change and warns situation is ‘close to getting out of control’

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

24, Jan, 2021 @5:31 PM

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iPhones vulnerable to hacking tool for months, researchers say
NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware could allegedly track locations and access passwords

Alex Hern

20, Dec, 2020 @8:05 PM

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WhatsApp spyware attack: senior clergymen in Togo among activists targeted
Bishop from Togo among 1,400 individuals alerted by WhatsApp to malware attack

Stephanie Kirchgaessner and Jennifer Rankin

03, Aug, 2020 @10:40 AM

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US judge: WhatsApp lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm NSO can proceed
NSO Group was sued last year by messaging app owned by Facebook

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

17, Jul, 2020 @4:27 PM

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Jeff Bezos met FBI investigators in 2019 over alleged Saudi hack
Amazon founder interviewed as FBI conducts inquiry into Israeli firm linked to malware

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

31, Jan, 2020 @12:03 PM

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I’m still on Windows 7 – what should I do?
Support for Windows 7 has ended, leaving Marcy wondering how they can protect themselves

Jack Schofield

16, Jan, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 security fix after NSA warning
US agency revealed flaw that could be exploited by hackers to create malicious software

Kari Paul and agencies

14, Jan, 2020 @7:04 PM

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The five: ransomware attacks
Software that demands money with menaces has hit the big time

Jonathan Chan

12, Jan, 2020 @5:45 AM

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US charges Russian 'Evil Corp' hackers with $100m banking scheme
Maksim Yakubets and Igor Turashev were also sanctioned by the treasury for stealing banking credentials from 40 countries

Andrew Roth in Moscow and agencies

05, Dec, 2019 @5:15 PM

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Uighurs in China were target of two-year iOS malware attack – reports
Android and Windows devices also targeted in campaign believed to be state-backed

Alex Hern

02, Sep, 2019 @11:26 AM

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How do I remove malware from my Windows laptop?
Don’s laptop is infected with malware and he’d like a clean machine, what’s the best way?

Jack Schofield

11, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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