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2013-02-21 12:31:11

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, has released new data around the rise of the 'Police Virus.' Despite the arrest of the cyber-criminals allegedly responsible for the 'Police Virus' ransomware attacks, this infamous piece of malware has continued to infect thousands of computers around the world, according to data gathered by PandaLabs from December 2012 to February 2013. The vast majority of these infections...

2013-02-12 12:27:45

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, has released tips to help consumers protect themselves against Valentine's Day-themed scams. February 14(th) is quickly approaching and couples around the world are getting ready to celebrate with the traditional exchange of presents and romantic cards. Unfortunately, cyber-criminals are well aware of this, too, and take advantage of holidays like this to trick users and infect as many...

2013-02-06 12:29:26

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, has released its 2012 Annual Security Report, which details an extremely interesting year of data theft, social networking attacks and cyber-warfare. According to the report, 31.98 percent of all computers scanned around the world had malware. With the addition of 2012's numbers, the grand total of all malware samples in PandaLabs' database has reached approximately 125 million and PandaLabs...

2013-01-03 05:02:32

Sandra Worm brings more than 25 years of direct marketing experience to new role Acworth, GA (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 Direct mail provider Mudlick Mail has appointed direct marketing veteran Sandra Worm to serve as the company´s first vice president. Worm brings more than 25 years of direct marketing experience to her new position. Before joining Mudlick Mail, Worm spent nearly two decades with direct marketing services company Harte-Hanks, serving in a variety of positions, including...

2012-12-27 12:23:12

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the antimalware laboratory of Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, has published its Virus Yearbook for 2012, outlining its picks for the most unique viruses of the past year. Rather than a ranking of the most widespread viruses, or those that have caused most infections, these viruses are ones that deserve mention for standing out from the more than 24 million new strains of malware that emerged. Police virus: This...

2012-12-20 16:27:22

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection with a 25 year track record of developing award-winning technology, has published its annual review of the past year's threat trends and compiled predictions for 2013. According to the new report, the 2013 threatscape will see major growth of mobile malware and its variants, increased malware propagation via websites and the continued rise of botnets and attacks on the cloud resulting in...

2012-12-18 12:30:03

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Software vulnerabilities will be the main target of cyber-criminals next year, according to a list of security trends that will dominate in 2013, by PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware laboratory. "It is undoubtedly the preferred method of infection for compromising systems transparently, used by both cyber-criminals and intelligence agencies in countries around the world," said Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs. In...

2012-12-05 12:26:03

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, has detected a new campaign that may compromise user security. This new email scam, which coincides with the holiday shopping season, involves a fake FedEx delivery message aimed at tricking users into downloading the Kuluoz.A computer worm and a fake antivirus program called "System Progressive Protection." The spam message purports to come from FedEx. You can see an example here:...

Hackers Defaced Tumblr User Pages
2012-12-04 05:51:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A group of hackers going by the name "GNAA" claimed responsibility for a fast-spreading software worm that infected thousands of accounts on the popular micro-blogging site Tumblr on Monday morning. Users of infected accounts saw their pages defaced with a profane, expletive-laden message. Tumblr was able to fix the security exploit within hours, and released a statement Monday afternoon saying the site had been restored to...

2012-12-03 12:30:53

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, today published its Quarterly Report for Q3, analyzing the IT security events and incidents from July through September 2012. The third quarter of the year has seen an increase in the number of hacking attacks on major companies aimed to gain access to confidential and personal information. The quarterly report can be downloaded from:...