“HummingBad“ – Money-making Malware, Made in Asia

“HummingBad“ – Money-making Malware, Made in Asia

07/08/2016 - During the past few days and weeks reports surfaced according to which a new type of malware has infected millions of smartphones and tablet PCs worldwide. The malware in question is highly lucrative for its makers – each month they can rake in up to 300.000 Euros in revenue. The makers of this malware work for an advertising company called “Yingmob” which is based out of China, say researchers of...

Author: Tim Berghoff

New "Blue Screen of Death": Genuine Help or Security Risk?

New "Blue Screen of Death": Genuine Help or Security Risk?

06/22/2016 - There is hardly anything more annoying than error messages and the associated trouble with programs that crash, work that has been lost and the like. Microsoft appears to be trying to improve the user experience with its blue screen errors. However, they have not got rid of the infamous “BSOD”, but are allegedly providing a QR code with a link to a matching help page. This technology offers a...

Author: Sabrina Berkenkopf

Encryption Trojan Locky: What you need to know about the ransomware

Encryption Trojan Locky: What you need to know about the ransomware

02/25/2016 - In recent months and perhaps even years, there has hardly been a single computer malware strain that has been so prominent in media reports as the ransomware Locky. The reports of tens of thousands of computers being infected every day are unsettling. Many users are wondering what can be done about the daintily-named malware. Experts at G DATA SecurityLabs are providing an overview and tips for a...

Author: Sabrina Berkenkopf
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