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2009-09-25 14:43:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept .25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the never-ending battle to protect computer networks from intruders, security experts are deploying a new defense modeled after one of nature's hardiest creatures -- the ant. Unlike traditional security devices, which are static, these "digital ants" wander through computer networks looking for threats, such as "computer worms" -- self-replicating programs designed to steal information or facilitate unauthorized use of machines....

2009-09-09 07:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that PandaLabs, the company's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, has issued a ranking of the most dangerous threats to home and business users of the last 20 years. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the company, experts from PandaLabs wanted to research the most insidious malware threats that have surfaced in the past two decades. More information on Panda's milestone...

2009-08-21 09:37:26

Luminescent sea worms that eject glowing green blobs have been found off the Oregon coast at depths up to 11,000 feet, scientists said. Oregon is the hotbed for these guys, said co-discoverer Karen J. Osborn, a researcher at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, Calif. Using a remotely operated submarine, Osborn and her team found the worms they dubbed Green Bombers between 5,900 and 11,000 feet below the surface, The Oregonian reported Friday. The worms, formally named Swima...

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2009-08-21 07:20:00

Researchers have discovered a new species of worm, dubbed the "green bomber." The worms, which live thousands of feet beneath the sea, can cast off green glowing body parts. In all, a total of seven new worm species were discovered by a research team led by Karen Osborn of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California. The report on the worms will be in Friday's edition of the journal Science. "We found a whole new group of fairly large, extraordinary animals that we...

2009-08-20 08:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that PandaLabs, the company's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, has discovered that the number of users affected by malware designed for identity theft has increased 600 percent this year compared to the same time in 2008. Most of these variants are Trojans, with many incidents of phishing, worms, and spyware. PandaLabs receives nearly 37,000 samples of new viruses, worms,...

2009-08-12 12:22:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that PandaLabs, the company's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, has discovered that 52 percent of new viruses last only 24 hours. Each day, PandaLabs receives nearly 37,000 samples of new viruses, worms, Trojans and other types of Internet threats. Of these, PandaLabs found that approximately 52 percent of them (19,240 on average) spread and try to infect users for just 24...

2009-08-07 08:24:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that PandaLabs, the company's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, has published an analysis of major malware campaigns in 2009 and determined that cybercriminals are more frequently using current events as their primary vehicles for distributing malware. Michael Jackson's death, swine flu and Barack Obama's political campaign and presidency have been the top issues used by...

2009-07-29 08:41:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly one out of every 63 smartphones powered by the Symbian operating system is infected with some form of malware, according to a new study conducted by SMobile Systems - the leading provider of security solutions for mobile phones. The study of 1,958 smartphones revealed infections by Spyware, Viruses Worms and Trojans, as well as hundreds of unlicensed software programs installed on the handsets reviewed. A comparison of these statistics to...

2009-07-29 07:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced the general availability of a multi-year study that examines the proliferation of rogueware into the overall cybercriminal economy. The report, "The Business of Rogueware," by PandaLabs researchers, Luis Corrons and Sean-Paul Correll, reviews the various forms of rogueware that have been created, and displays how this new class of malware has become an...

2009-07-15 10:25:00

GLENDALE, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that PandaLabs, Panda Security's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, issued its Safe Summer Web Guide, a resource that provides consumers with valuable tips on using the Internet securely and safely this summer. In the summer, people often use their computers for more leisure-oriented activities, and the use of services such as chats, online games, software downloads or...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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