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2009-07-07 11:22:00

GLENDALE, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory has detected over one hundred Web pages, mainly hosted in China, modified to infect users by exploiting an unpatched Microsoft vulnerability. Users of Panda Security are protected against this threat thanks to TruPrevent proactive Technologies. The vulnerability lies in the Microsoft Video ActiveX control component and mainly affects users of Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP....

2009-07-06 10:08:00

GLENDALE, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that PandaLabs, Panda Security's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, announced the findings from its second quarterly report of 2009 and determined that Trojans accounted for 70 percent of all new malware between April and June 2009. The report can be downloaded from http://www.pandasecurity.com/img/enc/Quarterly_Report_PandaLabs_Q2_2009.pdf. One of the most notable findings of...

2009-06-29 15:34:39

A 10-year-old girl set a new world record by bringing 567 worms up from the ground during Britain's World Worm Charming Championships. Sophie Smith of Willaston, England, won the competition in her village Saturday by besting the previous world record of 511 worms listed in the Guinness Book of World Records, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. A number of techniques were employed to try to coax worms from the ground during the light rain Saturday, including a man who strummed rock tunes on...

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2009-06-12 14:57:35

Two new forms of Mac OS X malware discovered by security experts are making it easier for Mac users to get hacked, BBC News reported. Security experts have found cases of OSX/Tored-A - an updated version of the Mac OS Tored worm - and a Trojan called OSX/Jahlav-C on popular pornographic websites. Members of these sites are being prompted to download a "missing Video ActiveX Object" during log in, but are sent a virus payload instead. Most viruses have traditionally targeted PC users, but a...

2009-06-09 13:48:00

- The technology behind the first cloud-based security solutions on the market was first available in 2007 - Collective Intelligence is a suite of technologies designed to automatically analyze, classify and disinfect all malware received at PandaLabs - Thanks to Collective Intelligence, PandaLabs can process an average of 50,000 files a day, 35,000 of which are new strains of malware - To analyze, classify and disinfect all files received in the first quarter of 2009 would have required...

2009-06-03 12:49:00

- Criminals have created accounts in Twitter and published thousands of comments in them under the topic 'PhishTube Broadcast' to push them into the ranking of most popular topics - These comments contain links to a spoof Web page used to propagate the PrivacyCenter fake antivirus - This new attack on one of the most popular Web 2.0 networks is similar to previous ones against similar sites such as Digg.com, YouTube, etc. GLENDALE, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's...

2009-05-22 07:30:00

- Cyber-crooks are posting comments on major Web 2.0 sites to lure as many users as possible into purchasing fake antivirus software - PandaLabs predicts that automation tools are being used in this case based on large number of videos affected GLENDALE, Calif., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, has approximately 30,000 videos on YouTube with comments containing links that point to a Web page designed to download malware. This is...

2009-05-14 08:00:00

- The 56th variant of a family of worms that use Facebook has emerged; downloads and installs a fake antivirus, Boface.BJ.worm, to defraud users - The worldwide infection ratio of this family of worms is now 1 percent, and the number of infections has increased 1,200 percent in recent months GLENDALE, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced that it has discovered that variant number 56 of the Boface family of...

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2009-04-28 10:25:00

In the latest chapter of the infamous Conficker worm saga, security experts say its creators appear to be modifying the virus so that it can turn computers into breeding grounds for fake anti-virus software. A new update to the worm carried previously known viruses Storm and Waledac to turn personal computers into botnets capable of sending mass amounts of spam and so-called "scareware." "It looks like these guys are perhaps testing the waters to see which one of those would be a better...

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2009-04-24 15:10:00

Just as many computer security experts began to believe it was a fluke, the Conficker virus apparently slowly became active weeks after its expected April 1 launch date. The worm, which started spreading to millions of computers last year, appears to be turning its infected hosts into servers for e-mail spam, security experts told Reuters. Analysts have yet to discover the source of the malware, but Vincent Weafer, a vice president with Symantec Security Response said the creators began using...


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