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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...

2009-04-23 14:58:17

Swedish scientists say animals that seem identical may belong to utterly different species, meaning there may be more species on Earth than thought. University of Gothenburg researchers led by Professor Christer Erseus and doctoral student Daniel Gustavsson used DNA analysis to discover one of the Earth's most common segmented worms is actually two types of worm. We could be talking about a large number of species that have existed undiscovered because they resemble other known species, said...

2009-04-22 10:29:00

Between January and March 2009, 302,000 computers were infected with malware to redistribute spam GLENDALE, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced that less than seven percent of emails that reached companies in the first quarter of 2009 were legitimate correspondence. Some 91 percent of messages were spam, while 1.6 percent, or more than 1.1 million messages, were infected with some type of malware. This data...

2009-04-14 14:19:00

SEO techniques used to manipulate search results for Ford, improving indexing of malicious pages to distribute MSAntiSpyware2009 and Anti-Virus-1 fake antiviruses GLENDALE, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, has detected a black hat Search Engine Optimization (SEO) attack using the Ford Motor Company name as bait to distribute malware on the Internet. Specifically, PandaLabs has discovered 1.2 million results in searches...

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2009-04-09 10:15:00

The Conficker worm suddenly began its first update on infected PCs on Wednesday. The Conficker system began delivering encrypted software to machines that have been infected. It is still unknown what the update contains, said researchers from Trend Micro. The researchers purposefully implanted the Conficker C worm into machines in order to analyze its activity. The mysterious update began one week later than experts had expected. The "C" variant of the worm, known as Downadup, suggested it...

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2009-04-08 11:17:26

A Microsoft Corp report published on Wednesday showed that computer users' growing fear of worms and viruses could be behind a recent spike in attacks on PCs via bogus security software, Reuters reported. With malware such as the Conficker worm and others increasing, a growing number of computer users have been looking for security programs online, some of which turn out to be agents for viruses themselves. Microsoft's twice yearly Security Intelligence Report showed that out of hundreds of...

2009-04-06 13:59:00

- The Virtumonde spyware infected more computers than any other malware - Trojans and adware continue to be the most widespread types of malware - The Conficker worm has caused most concern among security laboratories GLENDALE, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced the general availability of its malware report for the first quarter of 2009. According to the report, Trojans have accounted for 73 percent of...

2009-04-01 12:32:00

The Much-Feared Re-activation of Conficker on April 1st Goes Off Without a Bang GLENDALE, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware detection and analysis laboratory, predicted in a recent blog post that the malicious Conficker worm won't cause major upheaval on April 1st and advised consumers not to "get taken in by the Conficker panic" (http://pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/archive/Don_1920_t-get-taken-in-by-the-Conficker-panic.aspx). As predicted by PandaLabs, the...

2009-04-01 04:30:00

MAHWAH, New Jersey, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), the leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced that its customers need not worry about the threat posed by the possible reactivation of the Conficker worm planned for tomorrow 1st April 2009 due to the zero-minute network attack protection technology integrated in Radware's DefensePro network security product line. The Conficker worm first...


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