Spammed-out malware campaign contains offensive hidden message for anti-virus CEO

There is no love lost between the people who write malware and the anti-virus companies who work hard to protect innocent users against them.

And occasionally that animosity spills out into the actual malicious code written by online criminals.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Anti-virus firm wins case over potentially unwanted Angry Birds clone

German anti-virus firm Avira has won a court case after it blocked a bundle of programs primarily presented as a rip-off^H^H^H^H^H^H^H homage to the ever-popular Angry Birds game.

Vigilance saves Avast anti-virus from having its website pwned

It has been revealed that WhatsApp, AVG and Avira weren’t the only companies to be targeted by a pro-Palestinian hacking gang this week.

Find out how human vigilance saved one security company’s bacon.

AVG and Avira anti-virus websites attacked by pro-Palestinian hackers

The websites of AVG and Avira, developers of some of the world’s most popular free anti-virus products, appear to have been hacked by a pro-Palestinian group.

Anti-virus firm kills off its Linux product. But not because there isn’t any Linux malware

Linux zealots, don’t be too quick popping those champagne corks. You would be wrong to take this as an admission by the anti-virus industry that there is no malware problem on the Linux platform.