Expanding phishing vector: Classified ads

The online classified advertisement services sector has been increasingly exploited as a phishing attack vector by ecrime gangs, a trend confirmed by the growth of attacks …

Rogueware starts misusing names of legitimate AV

Rogueware authors have so far mostly avoided misusing names of legitimate AV software, and I often wondered why. My best guess is that they wanted to minimize the possibility …

SecureSurf: Malware protection and web filtering

AppRiver introduced SecureSurf, a Web protection solution that provides defense against online threats. SecureSurf is an easy-to-deploy hosted solution that protects companies …

New malware strains wreaking havoc on Facebook

PandaLabs announced the discovery of security exploits via popular social media sites Facebook and Twitter. In the last several days, two new malware strains have been …

Conficker: Lessons learnt

The Conficker worm is the largest computer worm infection with more than seven million government, business and home computers in over 200 countries now under its control. In …

Hedge funds unprepared for cyber attack

With details trickling in about how the sophisticated Stuxnet computer worm derailed years of work on Iran’s nuclear program, many seasoned observers are left to wonder …

Facebook fake photo links lead to malware

A simplistic but seemingly effective bait leading to malware is apparently been circling on Facebook for a couple of weeks now. Users are sent messages from their …

A good decade for cybercrime

For Internet users, it has been a decade of exciting online advances that allow people to communicate, share information and conduct business in ways that were never before …

Internet porn still main source of threats

A significant 63% of the users attempting to find adult content on their computers compromised their computers’ security on multiple occasions, according to BitDefender. …