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2014-03-17 23:03:02

Malware strain creation hit record levels; total of 30 million new malicious strains in circulation. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has published the results of its 2013 Annual Report, drawn up by PandaLabs. In 2013 alone, cyber-criminals created and distributed 20 percent of all malware that has ever existed, with a total of 30 million new malicious strains in circulation, at an average of 82,000 per day. A new milestone in malware...

2013-11-26 23:21:10

Ten million new malware strains are identified so far in 2013. New ransomware CryptoLocker hijacks users’ documents and demands a ransom for them; DNS cache poisoning attacks are on the rise. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has just published the results of its Quarterly Report for Q3 2013, drawn up by PandaLabs, the company's anti-malware laboratory. One of the main conclusions drawn from this global study is that malware creation...

2013-05-23 12:30:07

- World's leading technology companies like Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft fell victim to cyber-attacks ORLANDO, Fla., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, has published its Quarterly Report for Q1, analyzing the IT security events and incidents from January through March 2013. Despite the numerous security incidents that took place during the first quarter of the year, the fight against cyber-crime is on the right track. Though...

2013-05-06 23:18:18

The worldwide average of infected PCs is 31%; U.S. falls below average with almost 28% of computers infected nationwide. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 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 2013. In the first quarter of 2013 alone, more than six and a half million new malware samples were created, following the trend of increasingly prevalent malware...

Malware "Police Virus" Accuses Users Of Illegal Activity, Demands Compensation
2013-02-21 16:29:22

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online On Thursday PandaLabs, the anti-malware of Panda Security, announced that it had released new data that found cases of the so-called “Police Virus” are on the rise. However, this type of crime, known as ransomware or scareware, is not new. It holds a user´s computer hostage and demands payment — but does so by scaring users by claiming to come from legitimate law enforcement. Text that accompanies the...

2013-02-21 12:31:11

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, has released new data around the rise of the 'Police Virus.' Despite the arrest of the cyber-criminals allegedly responsible for the 'Police Virus' ransomware attacks, this infamous piece of malware has continued to infect thousands of computers around the world, according to data gathered by PandaLabs from December 2012 to February 2013. The vast majority of these infections...

2013-02-12 12:27:45

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, has released tips to help consumers protect themselves against Valentine's Day-themed scams. February 14(th) is quickly approaching and couples around the world are getting ready to celebrate with the traditional exchange of presents and romantic cards. Unfortunately, cyber-criminals are well aware of this, too, and take advantage of holidays like this to trick users and infect as many...

2012-12-18 12:30:03

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Software vulnerabilities will be the main target of cyber-criminals next year, according to a list of security trends that will dominate in 2013, by PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware laboratory. "It is undoubtedly the preferred method of infection for compromising systems transparently, used by both cyber-criminals and intelligence agencies in countries around the world," said Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs. In...

2012-12-05 12:26:03

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, has detected a new campaign that may compromise user security. This new email scam, which coincides with the holiday shopping season, involves a fake FedEx delivery message aimed at tricking users into downloading the Kuluoz.A computer worm and a fake antivirus program called "System Progressive Protection." The spam message purports to come from FedEx. You can see an example here:...

2012-12-03 12:30:53

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, today published its Quarterly Report for Q3, analyzing the IT security events and incidents from July through September 2012. The third quarter of the year has seen an increase in the number of hacking attacks on major companies aimed to gain access to confidential and personal information. The quarterly report can be downloaded from:...