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Fake AV masquerading as Firefox/Flash update

The well known “fake scanning page” that pops up a warning about your computer being infected has been switched with a fake Firefox “Just Updated” page …

Critical vulnerability in Apple QuickTime

A highly critical vulnerability (as dubbed by security researchers from Secunia) affects the latest version of Apple QuickTime Player for Windows. “The vulnerability is …

Mariposa malware author arrested in Slovenia

A 23-year old Slovenian hacker that goes by the handle “Iserdo” has been arrested for developing the code that allowed the three alleged Spanish Mariposa botnet …

Author of cloud-based phishing kit harvests collected credentials from phishers using it

People who embark on a life of crime are usually attracted by the promise of little effort and big money, and the hacker whose phishing kit was discovered to be collecting …

A closer look at Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition

Panda Cloud Antivirus (v.1.1.2) consists of a lightweight antivirus agent that is connected in real-time to PandaLabs’ online Collective Intelligence servers for a …

ZeuS, Sality, Chymine and Vobfus jump on the LNK vulnerability bandwagon

Stuxnet was only the beginning. The successful exploitation of the (still unpatched) Windows LNK flaw has prompted other malware attackers to try to achieve the same results. …

Facebook launches Safety page

Facebook recently passed the 500,000 user milestone, and the time has come to introduce a new addition to the already existing Facebook initiatives designed to keep users …

Fake ImageShack emails lead to Zbot variant

Emails pretending to be registration notifications from the popular free image hosting website ImageShack are hitting inboxes, and are trying to get the users to follow a link …

OMG! Profile Spy targeting Facebook users

Facebook users are a curious lot, and one of the things that seemingly regularly piques their interest is the opportunity to see who views their profile. Posts that read …

U.K. seeks cyber experts, offers challenge and educational and job opportunities

It seems that the U.S. is not the only country with a severe shortage of cyber security experts – the U.K. is seeking them out as well. The BBC dubbed it a …

WoW players targeted with phishing emails

World of Warcraft players are once again targeted by a phishing scheme, says F-Secure. Emails purporting to come from Blizzard Entertainment – the creators of WoW …

Georgian businesses targeted by identity thieves

A week ago, Colorado’s Secretary of State and the state’s Attorney General warned registered businesses that criminals are hijacking corporate names and brands in …

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