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Cryptolocker ransomware variant targets USB drives

A copycat of the widespread Cryptolocker malware is taking aim at P2P file-sharers.

Worm targets Linux PCs and embedded devices

A new worm is targeting x86 computers running Linux and PHP, and variants may also pose a threat to devices such as home routers and set-top boxes based on other chip architectures.

Stuxnet worm analyzed as world's first true cyber-weapon

Stuxnet creators knew they had built the world's first true cyber-weapon, and were more interested in exploring its capabilities than any specific target, a study suggests.

Conficker worm reappears

Electronics accessory maker Hama has admitted that a photographic film scanner sold in Germany came with installation software infected with the irrepressible Conficker worm.