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2011-04-21 00:00:30

iYogi alerts you about fake antivirus scam. In this scam, scammer tricks user into purchasing fake Internet security programs by generating false warnings. iYogi can also provide its customers with preventive measures that can be followed while downloading security software, in order to avoid online threats. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 iYogi, the provider of on-demand remote tech support services, has released a report on the fake antivirus scam that has affected millions of Web...

2011-03-04 09:27:00

BEIJING, Mar. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Recently, new spyware that causes privacy leakage was found on Google's Android Market. Named "DroidDream", the spyware was embedded in repackaged legitimate applications and uploaded to the Android Market by the developers "Myournet", "Kingmall2010" and "we20090202". Mobile devices will be infected after download. Google has removed more than 50 infected applications from Android Market and remote deleted the infected apps downloaded to...

2010-10-26 09:35:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Norman ASA, a leading security company offering products protecting government and enterprise networks and consumer desktops, today announced that its researchers have identified new Trojan malware that infected the Nobel Peace Prize site early Tuesday. The new Trojan was transmitted through a vulnerability in Firefox version 3.5 and 3.6. The Norman Malware Detection Team in Oslo found that the attack was enabled by a zero-day vulnerability in the...

2010-08-09 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's antimalware laboratory, today released a guide for identifying tell-tale signs of PC infection. In today's environment rampant with cybercrime, it is essential that PC users employ an antivirus solution to keep their systems protected. However, given the breadth and sophistication of today's current malware, sometimes an antivirus solution is not sufficient enough. It is imperative that users grasp basic security issues to...

2010-05-27 14:07:00

Caused $100 Million in Losses to Internet Victims Worldwide CHICAGO, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international cybercrime scheme caused Internet users in more than 60 countries to purchase more than one million bogus software products, causing victims to lose more than $100 million, according to a federal indictment returned here against a Cincinnati area man and two other men believed to be living abroad. The charges allege that the defendants, through fake advertisements placed...

2010-03-03 10:17:00

MEDINA, Ohio, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Antivirus and security company Thirtyseven4, LLC warns today of the increasing danger of performing online searches for hot news topics. It has been observed that cybercriminals are rapidly increasing their usage of a technique called Search Engine Optimization (SEO) poisoning and exploiting weaknesses in how search engines are implemented to get newly created malicious websites listed on the front page of search results. The resulting websites host...

2009-10-14 08:54:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, has identified a new, more aggressive trend cyber criminals are using to sell fake anti-virus programs, otherwise known as rogueware. Cyber criminals are now combining rogueware with ransomware, hijacking users' computers and rendering them useless until victims purchase fake anti-virus programs. The fake program that PandaLabs has discovered, called Total Security...

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2009-07-11 10:45:00

Antivirus software made by CA Inc. recently began infecting and quarantining files on users computers that were actually needed to keep their machines running properly, The Associated Press reported. Such software, which is used for blocking known viruses, can sometimes mistakenly flag clean files as malicious, causing the computer to delete important files. One user reported the problem occurring on his computer Wednesday night when he noticed his software was quarantining files that were...

2009-05-14 08:00:00

- The 56th variant of a family of worms that use Facebook has emerged; downloads and installs a fake antivirus, Boface.BJ.worm, to defraud users - The worldwide infection ratio of this family of worms is now 1 percent, and the number of infections has increased 1,200 percent in recent months GLENDALE, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced that it has discovered that variant number 56 of the Boface family of...

2009-04-14 14:19:00

SEO techniques used to manipulate search results for Ford, improving indexing of malicious pages to distribute MSAntiSpyware2009 and Anti-Virus-1 fake antiviruses GLENDALE, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, has detected a black hat Search Engine Optimization (SEO) attack using the Ford Motor Company name as bait to distribute malware on the Internet. Specifically, PandaLabs has discovered 1.2 million results in searches...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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