Researchers have been warning in recent weeks about this kind of malware, which can deliver profits without being obvious to users.
Hackers are consistently coming up with ways of accessing the devices of people and companies, despite the proliferation of security software.
The easy solution is to pay the ransom, but there is no guarantee that your files will be decrypted.
If malicious ransomware gets your computer in its clutches, it is possible to retrieve it – but you’ll have to cough up.
SA businesses face unprecedented levels of cyber attacks as global security vulnerabilities against systems reach their highest recorded level.
A study has shown that cybercriminals are employing malware embedded in PCs running pirated software and sold to unsuspecting consumers or companies.
A variant of malware called Dexter has cost local banks tens of millions of rand in one of the worst breaches of customer card data in SA history.
If you’re one of the planet’s approximately 1.6bn Microsoft Windows users, then chances are you’re pretty used to viruses.
Microsoft on Thursday announced the dismantling of a "notorious and complex" network of virus-infected computers that send billions of bogus emails.
Smartphones are the new El Dorado for computer criminals, security experts say, with many owners unaware of the risk or what to do about it.
It looked like an innocent email Christmas card from the White House. But the holiday greeting that surfaced just before Christmas was a ruse by cybe
I don’t think there’s much doubt about whether you’re safer using Windows or Mac OS X: the answer is Mac OS X.