Couple ran malware service arrested
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It is nice when a couple share their hobbies

Two Brits have been arrested and charged with running the encryption site which VXers have been using to test their malware.

Hackers can hold Mac users to ransom
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Pay up or your Coldplay collection gets it

It seems that Apple fanboys article of faith about them being safe from ransomware because their expensive PC’s had a magical Apple logo on them has turned out to be false.

Apple's faith-based security by obscurity failing
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Running away from that bunny

Malware writers are finally getting around to writing code for Apple gear and needless to say it is falling over fast.

Tsar Putin protects Zeus
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Pagan gods put faith in Russian Orthodox 

It seems that Russian Tsar Putin swings both ways – on one hand he is a rabid gay-hating Russian Orthodox on the other he is protecting a bloke who made Zeus a household name.

NSA wanted to hijack the Android store
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Infect it with Malware

Spooks from all over the world had a cunning plan to crack open apps in the Android Store and infect them with spying malware and launch man in the middle attacks on users..

GPU could be the next hacker target
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Rootkits for everyone

A team of anonymous developers who created a Linux rootkit that runs on GPUs has come up with a proof-of-concept malware does the same on Windows and say a Mac OS X is nearly ready.

Linux malware went un-noticed for years
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Yet it was supposed to be so safe

For at least five years, and probably longer, Linux and BSD servers have been used as spam machines thanks to a backdoor cased by a security flaw.
ESET researchers have found that the spammers are connected with a software company called Yellsoft, which sells DirectMailer, a "system for automated e-mail distribution" that allows users to send out spam.

High amount of Android malware
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Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report released

Symantec's latest Internet Security Threat Report claims that 17 percent of all Android apps are malware.

Purge your computer of Beebone
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Botnet has been downed

UK firms have been urged to purge their computers of Beebone distributed malware after the botnet was downed by an international operation.
The AAEH botnet was killed off by Europol's European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT), Dutch police and the FBI.

Router malware injects porn into webpages
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That is our excuse and we are sticking to it

If your boss gets upset with you for watching porn at work you should immediately blame his routers.