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2009-11-04 02:01:00

DERBY, England, November 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Internet and PC security specialist Prevx today launched a free security program designed to protect websites and internet users from the risks of online fraud without impacting the user experience. Banking, government, and e-commerce sites can now sign up to the Prevx SafeOnline Business Partner Program and receive free protection against malware that compromises their customers' confidential account numbers or passwords. This unique program...

2009-10-16 16:05:00

RESTON, Va., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Turiss, LLC, an industry leader in proactive cyber-fraud intelligence and anti-financial fraud software, announced today that Phil Mellinger has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. In addition, Trevor Reschke, Turiss Founder, will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Mellinger has worked in high-tech security for 29 years with a wide-ranging progression of experience spanning military, Federal, international, and commercial service....

2009-09-30 06:29:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products and the provider of a unified web security solution for the enterprise market, today unveiled new research from its Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC), which uncovered new techniques used by cybercriminals to rob online bank accounts. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080618/309345 ) Finjan sees the techniques described in this report as the start of a new trend that is...

2009-07-23 11:15:00

RESTON, Va., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Turiss, LLC, an industry leader in proactive cyber-fraud intelligence and anti-financial fraud software, announces that Phil Mellinger has joined the company in the role of Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Mellinger is credited with drafting the original payment card security guidelines (PCI DSS) and is a widely recognized leader in information security for the financial sector. Mr. Mellinger served previously as the Chief Information Security Officer for...

2009-07-15 08:00:00

MAHWAH, N.J., and BEDFORD, Mass., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), the leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, and RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) announced a technology partnership to expand an integrated crimeware blocking network designed to provide stronger fraud protection for end users against both information and identity theft as well the spread of malware. Today, phishing and Trojan campaigns are...

2009-06-17 07:09:00

SAN JOSE, California, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products and the provider of a unified web security solution for the enterprise market, today announced that its Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) managed to research a trading network and botnet, where compromised PCs are bought and sold for profit. In the second issue of its "Cybercrime Intelligence Report" of 2009, Finjan shows the operations of the Golden Cash network consisting of an entire...

2009-04-28 08:05:00

Luis Corrons, Technical Director of PandaLabs, will present about the exponential growth of malware in recent months and prevention methods GLENDALE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading global provider of IT security solutions, today announced that Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs, will present at the 3rd Annual Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) Counter-Ecrime Operations Summit (CeCOS III) in Barcelona on May 12-14, 2009. Industry and public agency...

2009-03-23 06:00:00

SAN JOSE, California, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Finjan Inc., a leader in secure web gateway products and the provider of a unified web security solution for the enterprise market, today announced that its Malicious Code Research Center (MCRC) managed to research one of the rogueware affiliate networks, where members make $10,800 a day. In the first issue of its Cybercrime Intelligence Report for 2009, Finjan shows how the rogueware was distributed using search engine optimization (SEO)...

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....


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  • A spider.
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