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2010-11-05 00:00:39

A new variant of the Boonana malware, first documented and named by SecureMac has been discovered. The trojan behaves in a very similar manner to the original malware, and is currently being distributed on multiple sites. Boonana malware is cross platform and affects Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) November 4, 2010 A new variant of the Boonana malware, first documented and named by SecureMac, has been discovered by ESET. The new variant, trojan.osx.boonana.b, behaves in...

2009-12-16 12:36:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, has released its forecast of computer threat trends for 2010. PandaLabs predicts that in 2010, the amount of malware in circulation will continue to grow exponentially as it has in 2009. As anti-malware technologies are able to respond closer to real-time through cloud-based innovations such as Panda's Collective Intelligence, malware creators will respond by generating even...

2009-02-18 14:48:00

- Virus combines dangerous infection techniques of old viruses with new, financially-motivated malware schemes - PandaLabs advises users to take the necessary precautions after detecting an increasing number of infections and new variants of this type of malware GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, discovered a significant increase in the number of computers infected with the Sality.AO virus and is advising...

2008-09-11 12:00:18

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced that PandaLabs, Panda Security's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, has detected YTFakeCreator, a program used by cyber-crooks to create fake YouTube pages to infect users with malware. The infection method is as follows: cyber-crooks send an email containing a video with supposedly sensational content (erotic images, death of a celebrity, etc.) and encourage...

2008-06-24 12:02:28

In its 2008 first half data security summary, F-Secure reports that malware is growing at a faster rate than ever before. This recent explosion of malware doesn't necessarily represent an increase in new types of threats. It is largely the packing, encryption, and obfuscation of existing families of trojans, backdoors, exploits, and other threats, which is now done with industrial efficiency. The increasing use of self-defense technologies in malware represents the ever-growing...