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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. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today revealed that almost six percent (5.77 percent) of the two million computers they scanned showed an infection by the malicious Conficker worm. The worm, which originated in China, has now extended across 83 countries, and is particularly virulent in the United...

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. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, has detected 40 websites that are using Barack Obama, President-elect of the...

2009-01-19 07:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Zscaler, the industry-first, multi-tenant SaaS security service, announced today that it has deployed proactive protections to combat the rapidly spreading Conficker (aka Downadup) worm. A recent variant of the Conficker worm has spread rapidly over the past week, infecting millions of computers worldwide. Despite patches having been available from Microsoft since October 2008 for the primary attack vector, Conficker propagates in...

2009-01-16 15:20:00

Security Patch and Passwords Defend Against the Downadup Worm More than 10 Million Computers Infected This Week WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A complex computer worm has infected corporate networks and has affected more than 10 million computers this week, experts say. Infecting computers in the U.S., Europe and Asia, the Downadup worm - which focuses on Microsoft Windows - scans company networks trying to guess passwords in order to access corporate networks, experts...

2009-01-14 08:59:54

Thanks to an ingenious new strategy devised by researchers at University of California, Davis and Intel Corporation, computer network administrators might soon be able to mount effective, low-cost defenses against self-propagating infectious programs known as worms.Many computers are already equipped with software that can detect when another computer is attempting to attack it. Yet the software usually cannot identify newly-minted worms that do not share features with earlier marauders. When...

2009-01-12 11:32:00

- Conficker is a family of worms that exploits vulnerability on Microsoft Windows in order to spread - It is designed to download other variants of malware on the infected machine and allows attackers to execute remote code on an infected machine - It spreads via USB Devices - Panda Security users are protected against attacks from this malware GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today issued an orange alert...

2009-01-08 09:01:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced the general availability of its 2008 annual report. Last year PandaLabs detected an average of 35,000 malware samples each day, 22,000 of which were new infections. By the year's end, the total count of malware threats detected by PandaLabs exceeded 15 million. This number surpassed initial projections by over 5 million and resulted in Panda's detection of more...

2008-12-22 07:00:00

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey, maker of the world's most secure flash drive, today announced the availability of its patent-pending USB anti-worm malware protection capabilities. AutoRun worms are one of the fastest spreading new types of malicious software, with over 70 million computers infected in 2008. Even the U.S. Department of Defense computer network was infected in November 2008, prompting a temporary ban of USB flash drives and other removable media....

2008-12-16 07:00:00

PandaLabs Finds P2PShared.U Worm Working its Way onto the Computers of Unsuspecting Diners Looking for a Deal GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced that it has detected a new holiday-themed email scam for infecting computers with the P2PShared.U worm. The email message appears as a special Christmas time offering from McDonald's promising free giveaways and incredible savings. However, when opened,...

2008-12-03 07:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced the availability of a guide containing practical tips to help consumers safely do their holiday shopping online. Panda Security's practical guide, which explains the main security threats and how to protect against them, is available for free download here: http://www.pandasecurity.com/emailhtml/Guide_for_secure_Christmas_shopping.pdf More people now look to the...