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Robert J. Samuelson: The Age of Malware

Welcome to the Age of Malware. It promises to be a huge downer and, possibly, a great tragedy. For years, we have regarded personal computers, the internet, smartphones and various …

UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018

The FBI would like you to reboot your WiFi router

The agency issued a warning Friday asking home Internet users and small-business owners to reboot their routers to ward off a pernicious piece of malware called VPN Filter.

Chili’s says customer names and credit card numbers were exposed

If you’ve eaten at Chili’s restaurants within the past two months, then you might want to check your credit report and card statements.

Delta: Data of ‘several hundred thousand’ customers exposed

Delta now says that payment-card information for about “several hundred thousand” airline customers may have been exposed by a malware breach last fall that also hit Sears and other companies.

FBI: Chinese man supplied rare, malicious malware

A Chinese man has been charged in California with distributing a type of computer malware that has been linked to attacks on U.S. businesses and to the theft of personnel …

Two Latvians charged with running major hacking service

Two men from Latvia ran a malware service that has been in operation for over a decade and used in major attacks against American businesses, according to an indictment unsealed …

UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017

Cyberattack may not have been meant to get money

The cyberattack that has locked up computers around the world while demanding a ransom may not be an extortion attempt after all, but an effort to create havoc in Ukraine, …

UPDATED: Mon., June 12, 2017

Researchers: We’ve discovered power-grid-wrecking software

Researchers have discovered a troubling breed of power grid-wrecking software, saying in a report published Monday that the program was very likely responsible for a brief blackout in Ukraine late …

BBB Tip of the Week: Beware the malware

Learn how to avoid having your computer infected with malware, how to detect it and what to do if malware does make its way onto your computer.

Few cyberattack victims are paying hackers because using bitcoin is hard

An unprecedented cyberattack swept across the globe over the weekend, but so far the majority of victims haven’t paid hackers a ransom.

Trump Hotels to pay New York $50,000 over data breaches

Trump Hotel Collection agreed to pay $50,000 in fines and strengthen security measures after data breaches exposed more than 70,000 credit-card numbers and other personal information, New York Attorney General …

Wendy’s says more than 1,000 restaurants affected by hack

Wendy’s says hackers were able to steal customer’s credit and debit card information at 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants, far more than it originally thought.

Microsoft report details drop in virus attacks worldwide

About 18 percent of computers worldwide encountered a virus or malware last year, down from 19 percent the previous year, Microsoft said in a report outlining the state of cybersecurity …

Creator of malware used to drain bank accounts gets 9 years

The Russian creator of a computer program that enabled cybercriminals to infect millions of computers and drain bank accounts in multiple countries was sentenced Wednesday to serve 9

BBB Tip of the Week: Beware the digital hijacker

A computer infection called Cryptolocker, a digital hijacker, is targeting businesses. Once installed, this malware, also called ransomware, encrypts files and networked volumes. Next, a splash screen appears demanding a …