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2009-04-28 08:05:00

Luis Corrons, Technical Director of PandaLabs, will present about the exponential growth of malware in recent months and prevention methods GLENDALE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading global provider of IT security solutions, today announced that Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs, will present at the 3rd Annual Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) Counter-Ecrime Operations Summit (CeCOS III) in Barcelona on May 12-14, 2009. Industry and public agency...

2009-04-22 10:29:00

Between January and March 2009, 302,000 computers were infected with malware to redistribute spam GLENDALE, Calif., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced that less than seven percent of emails that reached companies in the first quarter of 2009 were legitimate correspondence. Some 91 percent of messages were spam, while 1.6 percent, or more than 1.1 million messages, were infected with some type of malware. This data...

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...

2009-04-06 13:59:00

- The Virtumonde spyware infected more computers than any other malware - Trojans and adware continue to be the most widespread types of malware - The Conficker worm has caused most concern among security laboratories GLENDALE, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced the general availability of its malware report for the first quarter of 2009. According to the report, Trojans have accounted for 73 percent of...

2009-04-01 12:32:00

The Much-Feared Re-activation of Conficker on April 1st Goes Off Without a Bang GLENDALE, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware detection and analysis laboratory, predicted in a recent blog post that the malicious Conficker worm won't cause major upheaval on April 1st and advised consumers not to "get taken in by the Conficker panic" (http://pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/archive/Don_1920_t-get-taken-in-by-the-Conficker-panic.aspx). As predicted by PandaLabs, the...

2009-03-11 13:40:00

- Update MS09-008, Released Yesterday, Was Meant to Patch Windows DNS and WINS Servers - The Patch Does Not Effectively Protect Against a Vulnerability in DNS Servers that Could be Exploited by Cyber-crooks to Redirect Users to a Malicious Proxy - Cyber-crooks Could Monitor Users' Internet Movements, Access their Confidential Data and Even Redirect them to Malicious Web Pages GLENDALE, Calif., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory,...

2009-03-02 11:11:00

This adware was distributed largely through comments on Digg.com and YouTube GLENDALE, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a world leader in IT security, today announced that PandaLabs, the company's anti-malware laboratory, detected an increase of more than 400 percent in the infection rate of the adware VideoPlay from January to February of this year. VideoPlay is designed to download a worm aimed at stealing email accounts and passwords for accessing different Web services....

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...

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2009-02-11 11:50:00

Cyber criminals have set their sights on the popular news-sharing Web site Digg to trick users into downloading malicious software disguised as news videos onto their machines. Spain-based computer security firm PandaLabs reported news of the effort to trick Digg members into reading fake stories of celebrity involvement in sex or scandals with links to online video. Digg is a site that gathers news from around the world, and users can sort through each story with the option of giving it...

2009-02-10 14:08:00

- Cyber-criminals are using accounts that are likely stolen to post comments with links supposedly pointing to videos of celebrities such as Christian Bale, Megan Fox or Jessica Simpson - Users that try to watch these videos will be asked to download a codec. This codec, however, is just a copy of VideoPlay adware GLENDALE, Calif., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, has just released research with evidence proving that Digg.com...