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2012-05-07 02:35:56

ORLANDO, Fla., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, today published its Quarterly Report for Q1, analyzing the IT security events and incidents from January through March 2012. In the first quarter of 2012 alone, six million new malware samples were created, following the trend of increasingly prevalent malware statistics of previous years. The full report is available at http://press.pandasecurity.com/press-room/reports/. Malware Statistics...

2012-04-03 02:25:53

CLEARWATER, Fla., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GFI Software today released its VIPRE® Report for March 2012, a collection of the 10 most prevalent threat detections encountered last month. GFI Labs also documented several spam attacks and malware-laden email campaigns infiltrating users' systems under the guise of communications from well-known companies and promotions for popular products and services. Google(TM), LinkedIn®, Skype(TM) and the video game Mass Effect(TM) 3 were among...

2012-02-16 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, today reports the presence of a powerful new bot called Ainslot.L. This malware is designed to log user activities, download additional malware and take control of users' systems. Additionally, it acts as a banker Trojan, stealing log-in information related to online banking and financial transactions. Ainslot.L also performs scans on the computer to seek and remove other bots,...

2012-02-16 06:00:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cyber security is an ever changing and growing concern. Nearly twice as much cyber security funding proposed in the 2013 budget underscores the need for improved computer network defenses. Inadequate security configurations are blamed for 80 percent of the United States Air Force network vulnerabilities. Now Wake Forest University researchers are fighting the continual evolution of viruses, worms and malware with evolution by...

2012-01-12 14:48:26

Scientists have long seen evidence of social behavior among many species of animals, both on the earth and in the sea. Dolphins frolic together, lions live in packs, and hornets construct nests that can house a large number of the insects. And, right under our feet, it appears that nematodes–also known as roundworms–are having their own little gatherings in the soil. Until recently, it was unknown how the worms communicate to one another when it's time to come together. Now,...

2011-12-23 20:00:00

According to a new study of over 500 client computers by J&M Security, LLC, 23% of small business customers had no antivirus software installed, and 49% had virus definitions more than three days old, which is old enough for the newest viruses and worms to infect their computer and undermine their antivirus software. According to Jim McKenney, who conducted the study “All of these customers were processing financial transactions on unprotected computers. They thought their...

2011-12-15 08:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, today announced its predictions for top security trends to watch for in the coming year. Cyber-espionage, along with privacy violations and social networking attacks facilitated by the increased use of mobile and tablet devices, will be the source of increased security threats over the coming months. Cyber-espionage targeting companies and government agencies around the world will...

2011-11-03 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, today published its Quarterly Report, analyzing the IT security events and incidents from July through September 2011. Despite much of this timeframe being a holiday period for many countries, the creation of new malware did not slow down. In the third quarter of 2011 alone, five million new malware samples were created. In addition, Trojans set a record for becoming the preferred category for...

2011-10-06 12:22:00

Fraudsters used social network to redirect users to a malicious website offering free iPads Scam similar to ones recently launched around the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and anticipated launch of iPhone 5 ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, detected a malicious link on Facebook that was being used to exploit the news of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Just a few hours after Steve Jobs' death, scammers had created a...

2011-09-29 12:15:00

ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today released the results of its X-Force 2011 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report, which demonstrates the rapidly changing security landscape characterized by high-profile attacks, growing mobile vulnerabilities and more sophisticated threats such as "whaling." To help clients combat these and other security issues, IBM is opening the Institute for Advanced Security for Asia Pacific, which joins the IBM Institutes in North America...