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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. The nasty computer worm, also known as "Downadup," has quickly infected millions of computers and threatens to crash systems. Microsoft is working with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to try to track down the creator of the "Conficker" virus. "The best way to defeat potential botnets like Conficker/Downadup is by the...

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. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection today revealed the results from its analysis on 430...

2009-01-26 11:20:00

Waledac.C worm spreads via email in fake Valentine's Day e-greeting cards GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced that it has detected a new variant of the Waledac Storm worm, the Waledac.C worm, which is using Valentine's Day as bait to spread itself to as many computers as possible. As is usually the case in this type of attack, Waledac.C spreads by email trying to pass itself off as a greeting card...

2009-01-26 07:00:00

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- IronKey, maker of the world's most secure flash drive, today announced a strategic partnership with McAfee, the world's largest dedicated security technology company, to integrate the comprehensive McAfee anti-virus scanning capability, and deliver it on-board IronKey Enterprise USB devices. When an IronKey device is mounted, the McAfee anti-virus scan will automatically run to identify potentially harmful files. This is in addition to IronKey's...

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...


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