malware

Kelihos botnet operator pleads guilty to hacking and fraud charges

The Kelihos botnet story appears to be winding to a close. Russian Peter Levashov has pleaded guilty to charges relating his operation of the botnet, including intentional damage to a computer, wire fraud, conspiracy and identity theft. He reported… Source: Engadget | Kelihos botnet operator pleads guilty to hacking and fraud charges

Atlanta ransomware attack may cost another $9.5 million to fix

The effects of the ransomware attack against Atlanta's government were much worse than it seemed at first glance. To start, city Information Management head Daphney Rackley revealed at a meeting that more than a third of Atlanta's 424 necessary progr… Source: Engadget | Atlanta ransomware attack may cost another .5 million to fix

'WannaCry hero' faces more federal malware charges

Marcus Hutchins, the cybersecurity researcher credited with helping stop last year's WannaCry virus, is facing four new charges related to malware he allegedly created to steal financial information. Now, the FBI says Hutchins lied about creating the… Source: Engadget | 'WannaCry hero' faces more federal malware charges

Data-stealing router malware bypasses web encryption

A recently discovered strain of router malware appears to be much worse than thought. Cisco Talos has learned that VPNFilter can not only render devices unusable, but can bypass the SSL encryption you often see on the web. A module in the malware i… Source: Engadget | Data-stealing router malware bypasses web encryption

North Korea-linked hackers targeted defectors with Android spyware

When Android malware slips into the Google Play Store, it's usually there to push unwanted ads or perpetuate a scam. McAfee researchers, however, have discovered something more sinister. A North Korean group nicknamed Sun Team recently posted three… Source: Engadget