COVID-19 vaccine appointment system attacked in Italy

The vaccine appointment system of the Lazio region in Italy was brought down by a cyber-attack. Was it a ransomware attack or sabotage?

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The 3 biggest threats reaching for your antivirus software’s off switch

Your antivirus is the most important security program on your computer, which is why everyone wants to turn it off.

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The Olympics: a timeline of scams, hacks, and malware

We look at a history of malware, hacks, phishes, bogus mobile apps, and more targeting the Olympic Games going back to 1996

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Mac ThiefQuest malware may not be ransomware after all

We discovered a new Mac malware, ThiefQuest, that appeared to be ransomware at first glance. However, once we dug in deeper, we found out its true identity—and intention.

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Scammers use old browser trick to create fake virus download

A file downloaded to your computer says it’s a virus but turns out to just be a ploy used by tech support scammers.

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Trojans: What’s the real deal?

We take a fresh look at Trojans: the history of the term, the most popular threats over the years, the different types of Trojans, and their relationship with social engineering.

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Blast from the past: stowaway Virut delivered with Chinese DDoS bot

A recent Chinese drive-by attack dropped Virut, an ancient virus that’s been out of commission since 2013. So what was it doing in this modern attack?

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Our computers, ourselves: digital vs. biological security

People often wonder how computer and biological viruses are the same. We compare the two, and what our computers and bodies do to fight them—it’s digital vs. biological security.

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What’s the difference between antivirus and anti-malware?

There are key differences between antivirus and anti-malware software that go beyond semantics. Read on to learn what they are.

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ILOVEYOU – SPAM

It’s been 15 years since the infamous ILOVEYOU (Love Letter) email virus, but despite the warnings, billions of dollars in damages, and countless attacks attributed to email, users have yet to learn the dangers of downloading unsolicited attachments.

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