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2009-09-29 07:30:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced that it has detected a 15 percent increase in the total number of malware-infected computers in September in comparison to the previous month of August. According to data gathered from users that scanned and disinfected their computers with the free Panda ActiveScan online antivirus, the average infection ratio rose to 59 percent, the highest rate this...

2009-09-18 10:25:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced the discovery of an online service that promises to hack into any Facebook account for $100. The creators claim, "Any Facebook account can be hacked," promising to provide clients with the login and password credentials to access any account on the popular social networking site. According to Luis Corrons, Technical Director of PandaLabs, "The service's real...

2009-08-20 08:00:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that PandaLabs, the company's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, has discovered that the number of users affected by malware designed for identity theft has increased 600 percent this year compared to the same time in 2008. Most of these variants are Trojans, with many incidents of phishing, worms, and spyware. PandaLabs receives nearly 37,000 samples of new viruses, worms,...

2009-08-12 12:22:00

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, the Cloud Security Company, today announced that PandaLabs, the company's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, has discovered that 52 percent of new viruses last only 24 hours. Each day, PandaLabs receives nearly 37,000 samples of new viruses, worms, Trojans and other types of Internet threats. Of these, PandaLabs found that approximately 52 percent of them (19,240 on average) spread and try to infect users for just 24...

2009-07-07 11:22:00

GLENDALE, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory has detected over one hundred Web pages, mainly hosted in China, modified to infect users by exploiting an unpatched Microsoft vulnerability. Users of Panda Security are protected against this threat thanks to TruPrevent proactive Technologies. The vulnerability lies in the Microsoft Video ActiveX control component and mainly affects users of Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP....

2009-06-09 13:48:00

- The technology behind the first cloud-based security solutions on the market was first available in 2007 - Collective Intelligence is a suite of technologies designed to automatically analyze, classify and disinfect all malware received at PandaLabs - Thanks to Collective Intelligence, PandaLabs can process an average of 50,000 files a day, 35,000 of which are new strains of malware - To analyze, classify and disinfect all files received in the first quarter of 2009 would have required...

2009-06-03 12:49:00

- Criminals have created accounts in Twitter and published thousands of comments in them under the topic 'PhishTube Broadcast' to push them into the ranking of most popular topics - These comments contain links to a spoof Web page used to propagate the PrivacyCenter fake antivirus - This new attack on one of the most popular Web 2.0 networks is similar to previous ones against similar sites such as Digg.com, YouTube, etc. GLENDALE, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's...

2009-05-22 07:30:00

- Cyber-crooks are posting comments on major Web 2.0 sites to lure as many users as possible into purchasing fake antivirus software - PandaLabs predicts that automation tools are being used in this case based on large number of videos affected GLENDALE, Calif., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, has approximately 30,000 videos on YouTube with comments containing links that point to a Web page designed to download malware. This is...

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...

2009-05-06 11:44:00

- This new trend reflects the professionalization of cyber-crime - The majority of the results of these search engines lead to malicious Web sites - One search engine detected by PandaLabs has already been used by approximately 195,000 people, who could now be infected GLENDALE, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced that it has uncovered evidence that cyber-criminals are starting to create their own search...