Slovakia-based IT and Security company; ESET early this week on Tuesday begun sending out warning about a new malware dubbed Joao that was discovered by their researchers and is currently targeting gamers. According to the company, the malware is spreading via computer games published on unofficial websites and is a modular...
Researchers at security company, Lookout, have identified a family of malware, referred to as 'SonicSpy' on Google Play Store, that can remotely control infected Android smartphones, the media reported. The samples of 'SonicSpy' most recently found on the Play Store, called 'Soniac', is marketed as a messaging app, the researchers said on Sunday....
A US judge in Las Vegas set a USD$30,000 (approx. 108.5 million UGX) bail last weekend for a well-known British cyber-security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information. Marcus Hutchins, 23, gained celebrity status within the hacker community in May when he was...
HBO recently confirmed that it suffered a cyber attack, and it appears that a significant amount of data was compromised in the security breach. The hack was first reported by Entertainment Weekly. In a statement, the network said: "HBO recently experienced a cyber incident, which resulted in the compromise of proprietary information....
Researches at Facebook shut down an artificial intelligence (AI) program after it created its own language, Digital Journal reports. According to the report, the social media giant had to pull the plug on the AI system that its researchers were working on “because things got out of hand”. “The AI did not...
Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky yesterday announced the worldwide rollout of Kaspersky Free, a free limited version of Kaspersky Internet Security. “There are a lot of users who don’t have the ~$50 to spend on premium protection; therefore, they install traditional freebies (which have more holes than Swiss cheese for malware to...
Google during it annual developer conference I/O this year, announced Play Protect — a rebrand of the company’s security offerings to help safeguard Android devices from malware and malicious apps. Starting from today, Google is rolling out its Play Protect home screen to all Android devices running the latest...
Russian cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab, reacting to a US government move restricting its activities, said on Wednesday it had fallen victim to US-Russia global sparring while the Kremlin criticised the US action as politically-motivated. The Trump administration on Tuesday removed the Moscow-based firm from two lists of approved vendors used by...
Digital security firm; Gemalto Corp. on Saturday was awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Encryption and Data Protection Technology Leadership Award1. The awards, which happen on a yearly basis, Frost & Sullivan recognize companies across different industries based on their excellence in technology and innovation. Analysts from Frost & Sullivan independently...
One of the world's largest cyber-currency exchanges is under investigation after it acknowledged that one of its employee's PCs had been hacked. South Korea-based Bithumb has said that it believes personal details of more than 30,000 of its customers were stolen as a result. It appears the data was subsequently used...