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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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.


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