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Computing's 11 Smartest Super-Viruses--And The Damage They Wrought 2013. Fast Company. Taylor Beck.

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Redmond is patching Windows 8 but NOT Windows 7, say security bods 2014. The Register. Darren Pauli. New tool checks differences, could lead to 0-day bonanza.
BlackShades cybercrime ring busted in global raids 2014. CBC. Associated Press. Malware linked to attacks on Syrian dissidents, French organizations.
Trojan slingers attach badness to attachment WITHIN attachment 2014. The Register. John Leyden. Banking baddies in recursive ruse.
Your files held hostage by CryptoDefense? Don't pay! Decryption keys on HD! 2014. The Register. Iain Thomson. Blunder discovered in latest ransomware infecting PCs.
Malware Threats Making Anti-Virus Software `Totally Useless' 2014. CBC via Huffington Post.
Two in five Brits cough up for CryptoLocker ransomware's demands 2014. The Register. John Leyden. Cowed victims hand over thousands rather than install basic security measus.
Bank-raiding nasty Zeus smuggles attack orders in JPEG 2014. The Register. Iain Thomson. Beware Greeks bearing lists.
Stale Blackhole leads to dried-up spam, claim badhat-probers 2013. The Register. John Leyden. Infosec bods say malware-flingers have moved on to CryptoLocker.
Cyberspies send ZOMBIES to steal DRUGS from medical research firms 2013. The Register. John Leyden. They're flinging RATs at us too, say US spooks.
Sinkholes reveal more Chinese-hacked biz - and piggybacking crims 2013. The Register. John Leyden. It's not just state-backed spies using snoop-ware armies.
Polish knights slay Virut, the brazen virus army that has its own EULA 2013. The Register. John Leyden. Multi-headed zombie mob will be back for more.
Outmaneuvered at Their Own Game, Antivirus Makers Struggle to Adapt 2012. New York Times. Nicole Perlroth.
Dexter malware targets point of sale systems worldwide 2012. The Register. Neil McAllister. Payment cards plundered in 40 countries.
Saudi Aramco: Foreign hackers tried to cork our gas output 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Worm outbreak targeted oil giant's sensitive machinery.
Beware the malware-tipped SPEAR TRAP in your inbox 2012. The Register. John Leyden. That person who knows all about you? Not your friend.
Adobe Reader 0-day exploit surfaces on underground bazaars 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Malformed pdf horrors prowl the internet sewers.
For Internet Safety, Russia Most Dangerous In World 2012. Forbes. Forbes.com. Kenneth Rapoza.
Malware targets some energy sector 2012. The Register. Iain Thomson. Exhibitionist Shamoon virus blows PCs' minds.
Chip and PIN keypads 'easily fooled' with counterfeit cards 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Blighty researchers head to Vegas to show 'em how.
Fake Facebook photo tag ruse smears malware on PCs 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Doon't be a foool, doon't click oon that link.
Phishers use less strident subject lines to deliver new cunning attacks 2012. The Register. John Leyden. 'SECURITY ALERT' wasn't: 'Statement available' is.
Chemical giant foils infected USB stick espionage bid 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Malware-laden drive falls into the right hands.
Thousands of Canadians could lose web access today due to FBI scam shutdown 2012. National Post. Along with 300,000 others.
DNSChanger malware shutdown affects few Canadians 2012. CBC Technology. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. CBC News. FBI shuts down servers keeping malware-infected machines connected.
Syrian rebels targeted using commercial Skype trojan 2012. The Register. John Leyden. It's already encrypted, EFF warns dissidents.
Consumer Affairs Victoria says App Store contains malware 2012. The Register. Natalie Apostolou. Consumer advisory on hacked iTunes accounts may go a little too far.
Small banking Trojan poses major risk 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Size doesn't matter, after all.
Trojan poses as privacy tool, spies on Iranian surfers 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Looks like a popular free encrypted proxy tool.
Fake Facebook pull-down tricks social climbers into swallowing vile load 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Malware-slingers understand your need to network.
Zombie PCs exploit hookup site in 4Square-for-malware scam 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Ill-used 'adult' dating site riddled with infection.
Apple under fire over response to Flashback virus 2012. The Telegraph. The Telegraph (UK). Christopher Williams.
Anonymous web weapon backfires with hidden banking Trojan 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Hacktivists tricked into installing malware.
New password-snatching Mac Trojan spreading in the wild 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Exploits Java vulns and packs fake certificate.
Malware devs embrace open-source 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Blackhatters desperate for props from pals, says security firm.
Virus-slingers abuse WordPress vulns, dose punters with exploit 2012. The Register. John Leyden. Blogs also infected with information-harvesting Trojan.
Blackhole crimeware kit drives web threat spike 2012. The Register. Phil Muncaster. Report: Conficker also still causing mayhem.
Windows Defender Offline: For PCs too hosed to go online 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. In beta now.
Mystery malware poisons NZ ambulance system 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Dispatch staff forced to call medics' mobiles.
Clean-up begins after biggest ever botnet takedown 2011. The Register. The Register. Ghost (Click) Busters.
Feds: Cyberpunks spied on Nasdaq directors 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Nasdaq hackers' malware plot confirmed.
Trojan targets Mac's built-in security defences 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Malware takes a bite out of Apple's OS X.
Report: Hacking forum is a cybercrime academy 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Learn skills, buy Trojans, make new mates.
SpyEye banking trojan: now with SMS hijacking capability 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. One-time passwords zapped to fraudsters.
Crazy square barcodes can point your phone to MALWARE 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Help, help, I'm under attag.
Hackers disguise malware as emailed docs from smart printers 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Clever ruse to catch out office workers.
Ten years on from Nimda: Worm author still at large 2011. The Register. John Leyden. The malware which began the Windows megaworm era.
Is your car safe from hackers? 2011. ITWorld Canada. ITWorldCanada.com. JD Speedy.
New trojan masquerades as Microsoft enforcement-ware 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Threatens to destroy everything and sue the remains.
MacBook batteries susceptible to hack attacks 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Default passwords raise bricking threat, maybe more.
Source code leaked for pricey ZeuS crimeware kit 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Advanced trojan development comes to the unwashed masses.
Skype bug gives attackers access to Mac OS X machines 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. 'Extremely wormable and dangerous'.
DIY crimekit brings advanced malware to Mac OSX 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Next stop: iPad and Linux users.
Osama malware scams spread to Facebook 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Twitter news breaker hacked.
Spam levels plummet as Rustock botnet taken down... for now 2011. The Register. John Leyden. 815,000 zombies with no master....
DDoS malware comes with self-destruct payload 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. How to kill a zombie.
Researchers Show How a Car's Electronics Can Be Taken Over Remotely 2011. New York Times. John Markoff.
Oddjob Trojan keeps banking sessions open after victims log out 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Positively shocking.
Chinese Trojan blocks cloud-based security defences 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Haha, I mock your forcefield!.
Attacks on IE drive-by bug go wild 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. Microsoft unloads (temporary) workaround.
Facebook worm spread via photo album chat lure 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Unhappy snaps.
Zero-day backdoors to be left unplugged on Patch Tuesday 2011. The Register. John Leyden. Important customers, such as government agencies....
Microsoft confirms code execution bug in Windows 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin. 0days R Us.
Ad networks owned by Google, Microsoft serve malware 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. Javascript obfuscation.
Zeus botnets' Achilles' Heel makes infiltration easy 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. C&C hijacking comes to the unwashed masses.
Malware implicated in fatal Spanair plane crash 2010. MSN.COm. Leslie Meridith. Computer monitoring system was infected with Trojan horse, authorities say.
Malware gang steal over 700K from one British bank 2010. The Register. John Leyden. Cybercrooks scoop cash from thousands of accounts.
MS preps emergency patch for Windows shortcut peril 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. Attacks on rise.
Regular domains beat smut sites at hosting malware 2010. The Register. John Leyden. 99 to 1, study finds.
Researcher shows how to strike back at web assailants 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. Exploiting the exploiters.
Olympus apologises after shipping malware-laced cameras in Japan 2010. The Register. Joh Leyden. Pre-pwned snappers lay waste to home PCs.
'Clickjacking' worm hits hundreds of thousands on Facebook 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. 'This girl gets OWNED.' And you can too.
Fake joke worm wriggles through Facebook 2010. The Register. John Leyden. No laughing matter.
IBM hands out malware-stuffed USB at security conference 2010. The Register. John Leyden. Red faces at Big Blue.
New attack bypasses virtually all AV protection 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. Bait, switch, exploit!.
Hacked US Treasury websites serve visitors malware 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin. Lights on, no one home.
Infamous Storm botnet rises from the grave 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin.
Energizer Duo software suffers backdoor Trojan bother 2010. The Register. John Leyden. Shh, I'm hunting wabbits.
Authorities bust 3 in infection of 13M computers 2010. Associated Press. Jordan Robertson.
Malicious Sotware Infects Computers 2010. New York Times. John Markoff.
Rootkit blamed for Blue Screen patch update snafu 2010. The Register. John Leyden. Malware is probable cause of Win XP freeze, MS confirms.
Leaky anti-virus defences letting malware through 2010. The Register. John Leyden. Spanky new scanners no longer cutting it.
MS knew of Aurora exploit four months before Google attacks 2010. The Register. John Leyden. China light on the matter.
IE6 exposed as Google China malware unpicked 2010. The Register. John Leyden. Why search engine giant was using IE6 remains a mystery.
Banking Trojans double as scareware runs wild 2009. The Register. John Leyden. Interwebs clogged up with crimeware.
Next-gen Trojan rewrites bank statements 2009. The Register. John Leyden. Crooks loot $440K using uber-subtle stealth malware.
Botnet buries commands in image files 2009. The Register. John Leyden. Stego backdoor hub.
Malware ecosystem thrives thanks to pay-per-install fees 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. Booming economy.
Phishing worm spreads across Twitter 2009. The Register. John Leyden. I am neither rolling on the floor nor laughing.
Malware torrent delivered over Google, Yahoo! ad services 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. No cure for the malvertisement blues.
Chinese hackers target media in anniversary run-up 2009. The Register. John Leyden. News organisations, NGOs hit by trojan attacks.
Hardware biz issued trojan-laced drivers, says researcher 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. Razer Burn.
Linux webserver botnet pushes malware 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin. Attack of the open source zombies.
Virus arms race primes malware numbers surge 2009. The Register. John Leyden. Half malware strains are junked after less than a day.
Malware is Evading Detection Researchers Say 2009. PC-World. John E. Dunn. In case you didn't know....
FBI and US Marshals laid low by mystery virus 2009. The Register. John Leyden. Tommy Lee Jones' paperwork delayed.
Keyloggers: How they work and how to detect them (Part 1) 2009. Virulist.com. Nikolay Grebennikov.
Intel chip flaw gets double exposure 2009. The Register. John Leyden. Incredibly stealthy rootkits possible?.
Fake parking tickets lead unwary to malware 2009. The Register. John Leyden.
Unpatched web vulns turn internet into drive-by warzone 2009. The Register. Cade Metz. How do I infect thee? Let me count the ways....
Judge buries bogus malware-protection gang 2008. The Register. Dan Goodin. Anti-virus software you don't need!.
New trojan in mass DNS hijack, Single box pollutes entire LAN 2008. The Register. Dan Goodin. Worth watching, indeed....
Hackers exploit Neosploit to booby trap BBC, US postal service 2008. The Register. John Leyden. 80,000 sites bobby-trapped.
Space Station Computers Catch Virus in Orbit 2008. Space.com. Tariq Malik.
Unpatched Windows PCs owned in less than four minutes 2008. The Register. John Leyden. Heard of the 4 minute mile? How about the 4 minute PC?.
I was a Teenage Bot Master, Confessions of SoBe Owns 2008. The Register. Dan Goodin. Inside look at the world of bot herders and instant downloads.
All Your iFrame Are Point to Us 2008. Googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com. Google. Niels Provos.
Polyglot worm spreads over MSN 2008. The Register. John Leyden. Shoot the MSN Messenger.
Malware authors subvert Windows Update 2007. The Register. John Leyden. Infected to BITS.
One in 10 web pages laced with malware - Google 2007. The Register. John Leyden. World Wide Malware.
Anatomy sheds new light on Storm Worm 2007. The Register. Dan Goodin. Anatomy of a worm....
US tops spam relaying and malware leagues of shame 2007. The Register. John Leyden. US way out in front in spam and malware.
Spam Doubles, Finding New Ways to Deliver Itself 2006. New York Times. Brad Stone. Botnets: Spam unleashed.
Bot spreads through anti-virus, Windows flaws 2006. The Register. Robert Lemos. I get by with a little help from my friends....
Spam Trojan Installs Own Anti-Virus Scanner 2006. eWeek.com. Ryan Naraine. Sophisticated malware.
Hackers control bot client over P2P 2006. The Register. John Leyden. Peer-to-peer zombies.
Malware Evolution: January - March 2006 2006. Viruslist.com. Alexander Gostev et al. Malware trends in first quarter of 2006.
Drive-by Trojans exploit browser flaws 2005. The Register. John Leyden. Results of Symantec's Internet Threat Report - not good!.
Britain tops zombie PC charts 2005. The Register. John Leyden. US right behind....
It's time to pick your favourite virus 2005. The Register. Kelly Martin. The worms crawl in and the worms crawl out....