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Nation 22 Dec 2017 | 3:00 AM Premium

Use secure channels for online transactions

PETALING JAYA: Cybercriminals love the holiday season. It is the ideal opportunity to steal banking and personal details from unsuspecting victims doing their holiday shopping online.

TECH 28 Jun 2017 | 11:48 AM Premium

Ransomware becomes go-to hack as Bitcoin rallies, NSA tools leak

A recent outbreak of ransomware attacks, from the WannaCry worm in May to the June 27 infection of thousands of computer systems around the globe, shows that digital stickups are becoming the go-to hack for cybercriminals.

TECH 05 Dec 2016 | 2:00 AM Premium

‘Dronejacking’ may be the next big cyber threat

A big rise in drone use is likely to lead to a new wave of “dronejackings” by cybercriminals, security experts warned.

TECH 22 Nov 2016 | 1:57 AM Premium

Hackers target ATMs across Europe as cyber threat grows

Cybercriminals have remotely attacked cash machines in more than a dozen countries across Europe this year, using malicious software that forces machines to spit out cash, according to Russian cyber security firm Group IB.

TECH 16 Nov 2015 | 7:30 AM Premium

Could 2016 see the first cyberattacks on wearables?

Intel's annual McAfee Labs Threat Predictions Report forecasts that Ransomware, in-car infotainment systems and even smartwatches could be at the top of hackers' and cybercriminals' lists in the coming year.

TECH 10 Jul 2014 | 11:57 AM Premium

Microsoft drops lawsuit against Vitalwerks after service cuts

Microsoft Corp has dropped a lawsuit against Vitalwerks Internet Solutions that alleged the privately held Web services firm failed to take proper steps to prevent its systems from being abused by cybercriminals.

TECH 30 Sep 2014 | 3:45 PM Premium

Europe's police need data law changes to fight cybercrime: Europol

Law enforcers in Europe need greater powers to retain data for longer in order to catch cybercriminals selling discrete services that police cannot trace under existing regulations, according to a Europol report published on Monday.

TECH 18 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sick malware authors exploit Boston Marathon bombing with Trojan attack

Cybercriminals have exploited interest in the breaking news story of the explosions at the Boston Marathon by spreading malware.