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2011-03-31 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has released a study on the nature of malware-infected websites that were blocked by the company's antivirus solutions in Q1 2011. According to the research, 25 percent of sites used video and multimedia content as bait; 21.63 percent referred to installers or program updates; 16.53 percent claimed to contain cracks and keygens and 16 percent were social...

2011-03-16 09:59:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, has found the number of threats in circulation has risen in comparison to last year. In the first three months of 2011, PandaLabs identified an average of 73,000 new malware strains each day, most of which were Trojans. Moreover, there was a 26 percent increase of new threats compared to the same period last year. While PandaLabs observed a quarter-over-quarter increase of new malware in...

2011-02-09 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, announced findings today based on data from scans completed by Panda ActiveScan, the free online scanner offered by Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company. In the month of January, PandaLabs found 43 percent of US computers scanned were infected with malware, compared to 50 percent of total global users scanned. Trojans were found to be the most prolific malware threat, responsible for 58...

2011-01-31 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, announced the discovery of security exploits via popular social media sites Facebook and Twitter. In the last several days, two new malware strains have been wreaking havoc on Facebook users. The first, Asprox.N, is a Trojan delivered via email informing users their Facebook account is being used to distribute spam and that, for security reasons, the login credentials have been changed. The...

2010-12-02 13:49:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, today announced that cyber-criminals are exploiting Twitter to spread malware using festive-themed messages. Using methods akin to Black Hat SEO techniques, hackers are taking advantage of trending topics to position malware distribution campaigns. As the holiday period has begun, topics such as "Advent calendar," "Hanukkah" or even "Grinch," are among the most popular subjects used by hackers...

2010-11-24 07:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, reported today that one-third of all malware in existence was created in the first 10 months of 2010. The average number of malware threats created every day, including new malware and variants of existing families, has risen from 55,000 in 2009 to 63,000 in 2010 - a rate increase of 14.5 percent. The research lab also revealed that the average lifespan of 54 percent of malware has been...

2010-11-22 12:45:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, is advising holiday shoppers to be extra wary when shopping online this holiday season. As in past years, cyber criminals have launched a war on the season through a multitude of holiday-themed scareware, spam and Blackhat SEO attacks. "Cyber criminals know this Friday and Monday are two of the biggest shopping days of the year, and Americans are going to be sharing tons of sensitive data...

2010-10-06 14:52:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, which first broke news last month of organized cyber protests against the Motion Picture Association of America and other copyright-focused organizations, warns that the 'Anonymous' cyber-activist group responsible today launched a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against the Spanish copyright protection society (SGAE). As of 2:30 p.m. EDT today, PandaLabs has witnessed more than 20...

2010-10-04 14:32:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's antimalware laboratory, has discovered that Apple's popular iTunes platform has become a major target for hackers looking to steal credit card data from the service's millions of users. Victims receive a cleverly-crafted email informing them that they have made an expensive purchase on iTunes. The user, having never made the purchase to begin with, is concerned by the email and naturally tries to resolve the problem - in...

2010-09-20 17:01:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's anti-malware laboratory, last Friday witnessed what could be the first organized mass cyber protest on the Internet, which targeted the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA). The RIAA and MPAA had contracted with an Indian software company to shut down free file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay, driving users of the popular 4chan user group to call on its...


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  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
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