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2010-09-08 06:00:00

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is continuing to grow dramatically, but not just with users. Cybercriminals increasingly are targeting these sites and their troves of sensitive, personal information. "While many of these sites are great for finding friends and connecting with business partners, users are sharing more information than ever before -- and the bad guys are taking note," said Andy...

2010-09-02 09:21:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's antimalware laboratory, has uncovered a new malicious code, Banbra.GUC, which lures users with a YouTube video about the rescue of the trapped Chilean miners (a screenshot can be viewed on Flickr at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/panda_security/4950289127/). This is a new variant of the infamous Banbra family of banker Trojans, which first emerged in 2003. When run, the Trojan displays the video while it delivers its...

2010-08-31 12:30:00

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn...the list of social media sites people use almost daily seems to grow exponentially. And although these places may be bastions of free speech, collaborative thought and great destinations to mix and mingle with friends and family, they're also hotspots where malware threats distributed via social media spread like wildfire - and viruses and spyware lurk in places you'd least suspect them. Many of these social...

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2010-07-28 13:00:00

A 23-year-old computer hacker known as Iserdo has been arrested in Slovenia. The hacker is believed to have written the program behind the Mariposa virus, which is also known as the "butterfly." The botnet was dismantled earlier this year after infecting 12.7 million computers. The virus was designed to steal personal financial details and was also found in the PCs of banks and major companies. Officials from around the world have been trying to capture the criminals behind the massive...

2010-07-26 11:35:00

LAS VEGAS, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced that PandaLabs technical director Luis Corrons and threat researcher Sean-Paul Correll will deliver a presentation at Security BSides Las Vegas 2010 this Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. entitled "Catch That Butterfly: Stopping Mariposa in its Tracks and Revealing a Growing Underground Network of Amateur Hackers." In their presentation, Correll and Corrons will provide an unprecedented look into how a...

2010-07-07 05:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Norman, a leading global security innovator serving single consumer desktops to complex corporate and government networks, today issued a report detailing top security Internet threat trends for 2010. "Cyber criminals are putting increasing emphasis on using social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter as effective 'spread mechanisms' for malicious software," said Arvid Gomez, Norman vice president, OEM and Technology. "In the past, they put nearly...

2010-07-06 15:23:00

ORLANDO, Fla., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today published its annual security tips for consumers to stay safe and prevent falling victim to computer fraud this summer. In addition to the usual security measures, "This year we ask users to take particular care with the information they share across social networks. This applies particularly to applications used to plan vacations or to locate people...

2010-07-01 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's antimalware laboratory, has published its Quarterly Report on IT Threats, analyzing the IT security events and incidents from April to June 2010. Trojans once again topped the rankings, accounting for nearly 52 percent of malware identified by PandaLabs during the quarter. Traditional viruses have continued their revival since the onset of 2010, now accounting for nearly 25 percent of all malware compared to 15 percent...

2010-06-23 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's antimalware laboratory, has revealed that malware designed to infect iPhones can also compromise the popular iPad, as demonstrated in a video on the PandaLabs blog at http://www.pandalabs.com. "This doesn't mean we're about to face an avalanche of infections. We have always stated that as Apple increases its market share, cyber-crooks will begin to show more interest in targeting the platform," said Luis Corrons,...

2010-06-16 13:43:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has reported the proliferation of scams hijacking the Facebook "Like" option. The attack uses eye-catching messages related to the popular game Farmville, the "Sex and the City 2" movie or the keyword sex to grab the attention of logged-in Facebook users as they browse Web pages with the "Like" button, the Facebook wall feature or messaging system. Clicking the link...


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  • To talk saucily.
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