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Spyware sold to governments still spreading despite hacks against vendors Oct 16 2015. Washington Post. Andrea Peterson.

Computing's 11 Smartest Super-Viruses--And The Damage They Wrought Aug 13 2013. Fast Company. Taylor Beck.

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Redmond is patching Windows 8 but NOT Windows 7, say security bods New tool checks differences, could lead to 0-day bonanza. Jun 6 2014. The Register. Darren Pauli.

BlackShades cybercrime ring busted in global raids Malware linked to attacks on Syrian dissidents, French organizations. May 19 2014. CBC. Associated Press.

Trojan slingers attach badness to attachment WITHIN attachment Banking baddies in recursive ruse. Apr 8 2014. The Register. John Leyden.

Your files held hostage by CryptoDefense? Don't pay! Decryption keys on HD! Blunder discovered in latest ransomware infecting PCs. Apr 3 2014. The Register. Iain Thomson.

Malware Threats Making Anti-Virus Software `Totally Useless' Mar 5 2014. CBC via Huffington Post.

Two in five Brits cough up for CryptoLocker ransomware's demands Cowed victims hand over thousands rather than install basic security measus. Feb 28 2014. The Register. John Leyden.

Stale Blackhole leads to dried-up spam, claim badhat-probers Infosec bods say malware-flingers have moved on to CryptoLocker. Nov 12 2013. The Register. John Leyden.

Cyberspies send ZOMBIES to steal DRUGS from medical research firms They're flinging RATs at us too, say US spooks. Mar 21 2013. The Register. John Leyden.

Sinkholes reveal more Chinese-hacked biz - and piggybacking crims It's not just state-backed spies using snoop-ware armies. Mar 1 2013. The Register. John Leyden.

Polish knights slay Virut, the brazen virus army that has its own EULA Multi-headed zombie mob will be back for more. Jan 21 2013. The Register. John Leyden.

Outmaneuvered at Their Own Game, Antivirus Makers Struggle to Adapt Dec 31 2012. New York Times. Nicole Perlroth.

Dexter malware targets point of sale systems worldwide Payment cards plundered in 40 countries. Dec 14 2012. The Register. Neil McAllister.

Saudi Aramco: Foreign hackers tried to cork our gas output Worm outbreak targeted oil giant's sensitive machinery. Dec 10 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Beware the malware-tipped SPEAR TRAP in your inbox That person who knows all about you? Not your friend. Nov 29 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Adobe Reader 0-day exploit surfaces on underground bazaars Malformed pdf horrors prowl the internet sewers. Nov 8 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

For Internet Safety, Russia Most Dangerous In World Nov 2 2012. Forbes. Forbes.com. Kenneth Rapoza.

Malware targets some energy sector Exhibitionist Shamoon virus blows PCs' minds. Aug 17 2012. The Register. Iain Thomson.

Chip and PIN keypads 'easily fooled' with counterfeit cards Blighty researchers head to Vegas to show 'em how. Jul 27 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Fake Facebook photo tag ruse smears malware on PCs Doon't be a foool, doon't click oon that link. Jul 19 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Phishers use less strident subject lines to deliver new cunning attacks 'SECURITY ALERT' wasn't: 'Statement available' is. Jul 13 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Chemical giant foils infected USB stick espionage bid Malware-laden drive falls into the right hands. Jul 11 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Thousands of Canadians could lose web access today due to FBI scam shutdown Along with 300,000 others. Jul 9 2012. National Post.

DNSChanger malware shutdown affects few Canadians FBI shuts down servers keeping malware-infected machines connected. Jul 9 2012. CBC Technology. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. CBC News.

Syrian rebels targeted using commercial Skype trojan It's already encrypted, EFF warns dissidents. Jun 20 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Consumer Affairs Victoria says App Store contains malware Consumer advisory on hacked iTunes accounts may go a little too far. Jun 20 2012. The Register. Natalie Apostolou.

Small banking Trojan poses major risk Size doesn't matter, after all. Jun 4 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Trojan poses as privacy tool, spies on Iranian surfers Looks like a popular free encrypted proxy tool. May 30 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Fake Facebook pull-down tricks social climbers into swallowing vile load Malware-slingers understand your need to network. May 22 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Zombie PCs exploit hookup site in 4Square-for-malware scam Ill-used 'adult' dating site riddled with infection. May 8 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Apple under fire over response to Flashback virus Apr 11 2012. The Telegraph. The Telegraph (UK). Christopher Williams.

Anonymous web weapon backfires with hidden banking Trojan Hacktivists tricked into installing malware. Mar 4 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

New password-snatching Mac Trojan spreading in the wild Exploits Java vulns and packs fake certificate. Feb 24 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Malware devs embrace open-source Blackhatters desperate for props from pals, says security firm. Feb 10 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Virus-slingers abuse WordPress vulns, dose punters with exploit Blogs also infected with information-harvesting Trojan. Jan 31 2012. The Register. John Leyden.

Blackhole crimeware kit drives web threat spike Report: Conficker also still causing mayhem. Jan 26 2012. The Register. Phil Muncaster.

Windows Defender Offline: For PCs too hosed to go online In beta now. Dec 9 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Mystery malware poisons NZ ambulance system Dispatch staff forced to call medics' mobiles. Nov 15 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

Clean-up begins after biggest ever botnet takedown Ghost (Click) Busters. Nov 10 2011. The Register. The Register.

Feds: Cyberpunks spied on Nasdaq directors Nasdaq hackers' malware plot confirmed. Oct 21 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

Trojan targets Mac's built-in security defences Malware takes a bite out of Apple's OS X. Oct 19 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

Report: Hacking forum is a cybercrime academy Learn skills, buy Trojans, make new mates. Oct 19 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

SpyEye banking trojan: now with SMS hijacking capability One-time passwords zapped to fraudsters. Oct 6 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Crazy square barcodes can point your phone to MALWARE Help, help, I'm under attag. Oct 3 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

Hackers disguise malware as emailed docs from smart printers Clever ruse to catch out office workers. Sep 28 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

Ten years on from Nimda: Worm author still at large The malware which began the Windows megaworm era. Sep 17 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

Is your car safe from hackers? Sep 8 2011. ITWorld Canada. ITWorldCanada.com. JD Speedy.

New trojan masquerades as Microsoft enforcement-ware Threatens to destroy everything and sue the remains. Sep 7 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

MacBook batteries susceptible to hack attacks Default passwords raise bricking threat, maybe more. Jul 22 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Source code leaked for pricey ZeuS crimeware kit Advanced trojan development comes to the unwashed masses. May 10 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Skype bug gives attackers access to Mac OS X machines 'Extremely wormable and dangerous'. May 6 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin.

DIY crimekit brings advanced malware to Mac OSX Next stop: iPad and Linux users. May 3 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Osama malware scams spread to Facebook Twitter news breaker hacked. May 3 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

Spam levels plummet as Rustock botnet taken down... for now 815,000 zombies with no master.... Mar 17 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

DDoS malware comes with self-destruct payload How to kill a zombie. Mar 9 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Researchers Show How a Car's Electronics Can Be Taken Over Remotely Mar 9 2011. New York Times. John Markoff.

Oddjob Trojan keeps banking sessions open after victims log out Positively shocking. Feb 22 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

Chinese Trojan blocks cloud-based security defences Haha, I mock your forcefield!. Jan 20 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

Attacks on IE drive-by bug go wild Microsoft unloads (temporary) workaround. Jan 12 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Facebook worm spread via photo album chat lure Unhappy snaps. Jan 10 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

Zero-day backdoors to be left unplugged on Patch Tuesday Important customers, such as government agencies.... Jan 7 2011. The Register. John Leyden.

Microsoft confirms code execution bug in Windows 0days R Us. Jan 4 2011. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Ad networks owned by Google, Microsoft serve malware Javascript obfuscation. Dec 13 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Zeus botnets' Achilles' Heel makes infiltration easy C&C hijacking comes to the unwashed masses. Sep 27 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Malware implicated in fatal Spanair plane crash Computer monitoring system was infected with Trojan horse, authorities say. Aug 20 2010. MSN.COm. Leslie Meridith.

Malware gang steal over 700K from one British bank Cybercrooks scoop cash from thousands of accounts. Aug 10 2010. The Register. John Leyden.

MS preps emergency patch for Windows shortcut peril Attacks on rise. Jul 30 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Regular domains beat smut sites at hosting malware 99 to 1, study finds. Jun 30 2010. The Register. John Leyden.

Researcher shows how to strike back at web assailants Exploiting the exploiters. Jun 17 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Olympus apologises after shipping malware-laced cameras in Japan Pre-pwned snappers lay waste to home PCs. Jun 9 2010. The Register. Joh Leyden.

'Clickjacking' worm hits hundreds of thousands on Facebook 'This girl gets OWNED.' And you can too. Jun 1 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Fake joke worm wriggles through Facebook No laughing matter. May 21 2010. The Register. John Leyden.

IBM hands out malware-stuffed USB at security conference Red faces at Big Blue. May 21 2010. The Register. John Leyden.

New attack bypasses virtually all AV protection Bait, switch, exploit!. May 7 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Hacked US Treasury websites serve visitors malware Lights on, no one home. May 3 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Infamous Storm botnet rises from the grave Apr 27 2010. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Energizer Duo software suffers backdoor Trojan bother Shh, I'm hunting wabbits. Mar 8 2010. The Register. John Leyden.

Authorities bust 3 in infection of 13M computers Mar 2 2010. Associated Press. Jordan Robertson.

Malicious Sotware Infects Computers Feb 18 2010. New York Times. John Markoff.

Rootkit blamed for Blue Screen patch update snafu Malware is probable cause of Win XP freeze, MS confirms. Feb 15 2010. The Register. John Leyden.

Leaky anti-virus defences letting malware through Spanky new scanners no longer cutting it. Feb 8 2010. The Register. John Leyden.

MS knew of Aurora exploit four months before Google attacks China light on the matter. Jan 22 2010. The Register. John Leyden.

IE6 exposed as Google China malware unpicked Why search engine giant was using IE6 remains a mystery. Jan 19 2010. The Register. John Leyden.

Banking Trojans double as scareware runs wild Interwebs clogged up with crimeware. Oct 2 2009. The Register. John Leyden.

Next-gen Trojan rewrites bank statements Crooks loot $440K using uber-subtle stealth malware. Oct 1 2009. The Register. John Leyden.

Botnet buries commands in image files Stego backdoor hub. Oct 1 2009. The Register. John Leyden.

Malware ecosystem thrives thanks to pay-per-install fees Booming economy. Sep 30 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Phishing worm spreads across Twitter I am neither rolling on the floor nor laughing. Sep 24 2009. The Register. John Leyden.

Malware torrent delivered over Google, Yahoo! ad services No cure for the malvertisement blues. Sep 24 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Chinese hackers target media in anniversary run-up News organisations, NGOs hit by trojan attacks. Sep 22 2009. The Register. John Leyden.

Hardware biz issued trojan-laced drivers, says researcher Razer Burn. Sep 21 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Linux webserver botnet pushes malware Attack of the open source zombies. Sep 12 2009. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Virus arms race primes malware numbers surge Half malware strains are junked after less than a day. Aug 13 2009. The Register. John Leyden.

Malware is Evading Detection Researchers Say In case you didn't know.... Aug 8 2009. PC-World. John E. Dunn.

FBI and US Marshals laid low by mystery virus Tommy Lee Jones' paperwork delayed. May 22 2009. The Register. John Leyden.

Keyloggers: How they work and how to detect them (Part 1) Mar 29 2009. Virulist.com. Nikolay Grebennikov.

Intel chip flaw gets double exposure Incredibly stealthy rootkits possible?. Mar 19 2009. The Register. John Leyden.

Fake parking tickets lead unwary to malware Feb 5 2009. The Register. John Leyden.

Unpatched web vulns turn internet into drive-by warzone How do I infect thee? Let me count the ways.... Feb 3 2009. The Register. Cade Metz.

Judge buries bogus malware-protection gang Anti-virus software you don't need!. Dec 10 2008. The Register. Dan Goodin.

New trojan in mass DNS hijack, Single box pollutes entire LAN Worth watching, indeed.... Dec 6 2008. The Register. Dan Goodin.

Hackers exploit Neosploit to booby trap BBC, US postal service 80,000 sites bobby-trapped. Oct 4 2008. The Register. John Leyden.

Space Station Computers Catch Virus in Orbit Aug 27 2008. Space.com. Tariq Malik.

Unpatched Windows PCs owned in less than four minutes Heard of the 4 minute mile? How about the 4 minute PC?. Jul 16 2008. The Register. John Leyden.

I was a Teenage Bot Master, Confessions of SoBe Owns Inside look at the world of bot herders and instant downloads. May 28 2008. The Register. Dan Goodin.

All Your iFrame Are Point to Us Feb 11 2008. Googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com. Google. Niels Provos.

Polyglot worm spreads over MSN Shoot the MSN Messenger. Jan 24 2008. The Register. John Leyden.

Malware authors subvert Windows Update Infected to BITS. May 11 2007. The Register. John Leyden.

One in 10 web pages laced with malware - Google World Wide Malware. May 11 2007. The Register. John Leyden.

Anatomy sheds new light on Storm Worm Anatomy of a worm.... Feb 8 2007. The Register. Dan Goodin.

US tops spam relaying and malware leagues of shame US way out in front in spam and malware. Jan 22 2007. The Register. John Leyden.

Spam Doubles, Finding New Ways to Deliver Itself Botnets: Spam unleashed. Dec 6 2006. New York Times. Brad Stone.

Bot spreads through anti-virus, Windows flaws I get by with a little help from my friends.... Nov 29 2006. The Register. Robert Lemos.

Spam Trojan Installs Own Anti-Virus Scanner Sophisticated malware. Nov 20 2006. eWeek.com. Ryan Naraine.

Hackers control bot client over P2P Peer-to-peer zombies. May 2 2006. The Register. John Leyden.

Malware Evolution: January - March 2006 Malware trends in first quarter of 2006. Apr 23 2006. Viruslist.com. Alexander Gostev et al.

Drive-by Trojans exploit browser flaws Results of Symantec's Internet Threat Report - not good!. Mar 23 2005. The Register. John Leyden.

Britain tops zombie PC charts US right behind.... Mar 21 2005. The Register. John Leyden.

It's time to pick your favourite virus The worms crawl in and the worms crawl out.... Mar 11 2005. The Register. Kelly Martin.

Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target Nov 3 2016. New York Times. John Markoff.