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Hackers take over 50,000 websites

A vulnerable WordPress plugin has allowed hackers to take over 50,000 websites
Happening Now July 24, 2014

Guess which infamous scammers are attacking small businesses now

Infamous hackers are back with a brand new attack targeting businesses.
Happening Now July 23, 2014

Despicable Flight 17 scandal is even worse than you would believe

If you see a link to a picture or video of the MH17 disaster in Ukraine, look out. Security experts have discovered scammers using...
Happening Now July 22, 2014

New, highly dangerous Facebook virus

Beware of this racy video on Facebook. It could install a virus on your computer.
Happening Now July 22, 2014

Russian malware infiltrates the Nasdaq stock exchange

In 2010, every U.S. intelligence agency was on the hunt for the creators of malware that might have been coded to wipe out an...
Happening Now July 17, 2014

Beware! Fake piracy warning emails contain a dangerous Trojan

I've showed you how to spot a fake email in the past, but this one affects an estimated 30,000 Internet users in Germany, and...
Happening Now July 9, 2014

Viruses hidden in Microsoft Word and Excel files are making a comeback

Free security software can put a stop to most obvious virus attacks. Of course, that won't stop cybercriminals from trying sneakier ways to invade your...
Happening Now July 8, 2014

Everyone in Montana was possibly hacked

A data-stealing virus was found on a government server. Basically every person in Montana was hacked.
Happening Now June 27, 2014

Cryptowall: Same dangerous ransomware, new name

Remember CryptoLocker? It's the specialized ransomware that encrypts your files and then gives you 72 hours to pay to get the files back. It's...
Happening Now June 19, 2014

Biggest online currency hack ever

You've probably heard of bitcoin. It's the poster child for something called a cryptocurrency. A cryptocurrency is an anonymous, secure, decentralized money system only available...
Happening Now June 19, 2014

You won't believe who cured a dangerous ransomware virus

At the beginning of the month, I warned you about the Simplelocker ransomware virus that aims to take over Android smartphones and tablets. It works...
Happening Now June 18, 2014

Hackers hit Evernote and Feedly, hold them for ransom

Two companies went head-to-head with the hackers who tried to hold them for ransom yesterday. Hackers targeted Evernote, a cloud-based note-taking app, and Feedly,...
Happening Now June 12, 2014

'Oleg Pliss' ransomware hackers arrested in Russia

Good news! The suspected Oleg Pliss ransomware hackers have been arrested in Russia. Now, I know what you're thinking. There have been so many hack...
Happening Now June 11, 2014

Find out instantly if you've been infected by the Gameover Zeus malware

Don't let GameOver Zeus be game over for your computer! Protect your banking information right now.
Happening Now June 10, 2014

New ransomware locks your phone's files

You might remember my warnings about the CryptoLocker virus. This dangerous virus encrypts your documents and gives you four days to pay a ransom to...
Happening Now June 9, 2014

The NSA can bug your phone even when it's off

In his interview with Brian Williams last week, Edward Snowden made some claims about the NSA that seem pretty incredible. I mean, can the...
Happening Now June 4, 2014

Feds warn about two viruses that stole more than $100 million

The U.S. Department of Justice is sounding the alarm on two widespread viruses. The first, CryptoLocker, you've heard me talk about before. Last year,...
Happening Now June 3, 2014

Scary ransomware hack hits Apple gadgets in the U.S.

A few days ago, I warned you about a dangerous new ransomware attack that's holding people's iPhones, iPads and Macs hostage in Australia. This...
Happening Now May 30, 2014

Scary new 'ransomware' attacks Android gadgets

Ransomware doesn't seem like it'll ever go away. Remember CryptoLocker, or the even more devastating CryptoDefense? Now, there's a new ransomware  going around that...
Happening Now May 19, 2014

Sudden boom in malware late last year, Microsoft says

Microsoft Windows computers saw an explosion in malware late last year, mostly from an application that got by most security companies. Almost 6 0ut...
Happening Now May 8, 2014