Latest Computer worm Stories

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

2009-04-09 10:15:00

The Conficker worm suddenly began its first update on infected PCs on Wednesday.

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.

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