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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...

2009-01-28 11:39:00

- Out of 430 million email messages analyzed, 89.88 percent were spam and 1.11 percent were infected with some type of malware - Sexual performance enhancers and pharmaceuticals were the most common subjects used by spam in 2008 - In the last three months of the year, 301,000 zombie computers were activated and used for distributing spam GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection today revealed the results from its analysis on 430...

2009-01-26 11:20:00

Waledac.C worm spreads via email in fake Valentine's Day e-greeting cards GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced that it has detected a new variant of the Waledac Storm worm, the Waledac.C worm, which is using Valentine's Day as bait to spread itself to as many computers as possible. As is usually the case in this type of attack, Waledac.C spreads by email trying to pass itself off as a greeting card...

2009-01-21 11:34:00

Infections detected in more than 80 countries; United States, Taiwan and Brazil are among the most affected regions GLENDALE, Calif., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today revealed that almost six percent (5.77 percent) of the two million computers they scanned showed an infection by the malicious Conficker worm. The worm, which originated in China, has now extended across 83 countries, and is particularly virulent in the United...

2008-12-16 07:00:00

PandaLabs Finds P2PShared.U Worm Working its Way onto the Computers of Unsuspecting Diners Looking for a Deal GLENDALE, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware analysis and detection laboratory, today announced that it has detected a new holiday-themed email scam for infecting computers with the P2PShared.U worm. The email message appears as a special Christmas time offering from McDonald's promising free giveaways and incredible savings. However, when opened,...

2008-11-11 15:00:09

GLENDALE, Calif., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced that PandaLabs, Panda Security's malware detection and analysis laboratory, has detected Boface.G, a new worm that uses the Facebook and MySpace social networks to spread. The Boface.G worm posts a link on the infected users' profile or contacts panel of a fake YouTube video. Alternatively, it sends the infected users' contacts a private message with the link. When users...

2008-10-02 15:00:26

GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced that Adware increased more than any other type of malware during the third quarter of the year. Adware accounted for 31.05 percent of all new malware that appeared in the third quarter, up almost 10 points from the previous quarter. The main reason, according to the PandaLabs Quarterly Report, is the increase in fake antivirus products used to trick users, infect computers...

2008-09-24 15:00:25

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced that PandaLabs, Panda Security's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, has determined that Banker.LKCTrojan, a Trojan purporting to be a video of the iPhone, is at the center of new pharming attacks to infect users with malware. The aim of these pharming attacks is to steal confidential user information. The malicious payload of the Trojan can result in users...

2008-09-11 12:00:18

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced that PandaLabs, Panda Security's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, has detected YTFakeCreator, a program used by cyber-crooks to create fake YouTube pages to infect users with malware. The infection method is as follows: cyber-crooks send an email containing a video with supposedly sensational content (erotic images, death of a celebrity, etc.) and encourage...

2008-08-13 12:00:33

GLENDALE, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Panda Security, a leading provider of IT security solutions, today announced that PandaLabs, Panda Security's laboratory for detecting and analyzing malware, announced the findings from a joint report with CommTouch on the current state of spam. The report found that on average during the second quarter of this year, more than 10 million zombie computers (systems infected by 'bots' and controlled remotely by cyber criminals) were sending spam and...


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