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By Michael Heller News Feb 24, 2015

Macro viruses reemerge in Word, Excel files

Macro viruses haven't been popular since the early 2000s, but recent malware discoveries indicate that macro-infected Word and Excel files are on the rise. Continue Reading


By Nick Lewis Problem Solve Feb 27, 2015

How can macro malware and macro virus threats be prevented?

Macro viruses are back in the form of macro malware, creating a potentially major issue for enterprises. Expert Nick Lewis explains how to ensure your organization doesn't fall victim. Continue Reading


Dec 31, 2014

Data analysts deploy Monte Carlo modelling gambit to fight West African Ebola virus epidemic

Mathematicians are using data analytics to predict how the Ebola epidemic will spread so aid can be deployed effectively Continue Reading


By Jennifer Scott Oct 31, 2012

‘VM-aware’ viruses on the rise

Viruses targeting virtual machines (VM) are growing in numbers and will soon be the dominant force in the world of cyber crime, says Kaspersky Continue Reading


By Warwick Ashford Feb 04, 2013

Beebus virus targets aerospace and defence

Security researchers have discovered a new threat that targets companies in the aerospace and defence industries Continue Reading


By Caroline Baldwin Sep 14, 2012

Microsoft discovers pre-installed viruses on PCs in China

Microsoft has found several PCs, manufactured in China, to have had malware installed by cyber criminals Continue Reading


By Robert Westervelt News Sep 07, 2012

Google acquires file scanner VirusTotal

VirusTotal, which uses antivirus engines to check files for hidden malware, has been acquired by Google, according to a statement on the firm's website. Continue Reading


By Simon Quicke Jun 17, 2011

Virgin criticised for virus response

Virgin Media has been criticised for informing users that their PCs had become infected by a virus via letters rather than more immediate email. The broadband provider has been proactive in telling 1,500 customers... Continue Reading


By Warwick Ashford Mar 20, 2013

IT security professionals break USB stick virus rules

Most IT security professionals polled at RSA Conference 2013 admitted to picking up and plugging in USB flash drives they found lying around Continue Reading


By Simon Quicke May 29, 2012

Flame poses challenge to anti virus status quo

The reaction of the security industry to the discovery of the Flame threat, which appears to be the most complex attack launched so far in the ongoing cyber war, has been to call for resellers to sell customers ... Continue Reading