Latest Computer worm Stories

2009-03-19 10:45:37

Investigators say they are still baffled by a computer virus so gnarly that U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp.

2009-03-02 11:11:00

This adware was distributed largely through comments on Digg.com and YouTube GLENDALE, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a world leader in IT security, today announced that PandaLabs, the company's anti-malware laboratory, detected an increase of more than 400 percent in the infection rate of the adware VideoPlay from January to February of this year.

2009-02-24 14:50:00

A British man said the worm that caused his computer to crash turned out not to be a form of computer virus but an actual 5-inch earthworm. Mark Taylor, 45, of Yeovil, England, said repairmen told him that the worm had crawled into his laptop through an air vent and coiled itself around a cooling fan, causing the computer to overheat and break down, The Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. Taylor said the worm itself had been cooked by the overheated computer. He said the creature was likely...

2009-02-18 14:48:00

- Virus combines dangerous infection techniques of old viruses with new, financially-motivated malware schemes - PandaLabs advises users to take the necessary precautions after detecting an increasing number of infections and new variants of this type of malware GLENDALE, Calif., Feb.

2009-02-13 07:45:00

On Thursday, Microsoft announced they would pay a $250,000 reward for information leading to the capture of those behind the "Conficker" virus.

2009-01-28 11:39:00

- Out of 430 million email messages analyzed, 89.88 percent were spam and 1.11 percent were infected with some type of malware - Sexual performance enhancers and pharmaceuticals were the most common subjects used by spam in 2008 - In the last three months of the year, 301,000 zombie computers were activated and used for distributing spam GLENDALE, Calif., Jan.

2009-01-26 11:20:00

Waledac.C worm spreads via email in fake Valentine's Day e-greeting cards GLENDALE, Calif., Jan.

2009-01-21 11:34:00

Infections detected in more than 80 countries; United States, Taiwan and Brazil are among the most affected regions GLENDALE, Calif., Jan.

2009-01-19 11:16:00

- At least 40 sites are falsely announcing Barack Obama's resignation as President of the United States - Users will unknowingly download several malicious files to their computers if they download file to read story - Files turn infected computer into a 'zombie' remotely controlled by cyber-crooks GLENDALE, Calif., Jan.

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