Pharmaceutical spam and mobile threats dominate

Wannabe cybercriminals were able to execute attacks with impunity and relative ease thanks to toolkits, pre-written software programs designed to steal information, rendering …

Vulnerabilities surge: 8,000 recorded in 2010

IBM today released results from its annual X-Force 2010 Trend and Risk Report, highlighting that public and private organizations around the world faced increasingly …

Will IPv6 render blacklisting obsolete?

We are all aware that IP addresses have almost run out. Security experts are debating the pros and cons, but the sad fact is the migration towards IPv6 is inevitable. Now it …

Twitter crime rate rises 20 percent

Barracuda Labs analyzed more than 26 million Twitter accounts in order to measure and analyze account behavior. The analysis enabled researchers to model normal user behavior …

70% of SMS spam is financial fraud

An analysis of SMS traffic conducted from March through December 2010 reveals that according to the reports of misuse submitted by AT&T, Bell Mobility, KT, Korean …

Say “I love you” with the Magic Blue Pill!

It is, after all, the season where we express to our loved ones just how much we care about, appreciate, and truly love them. Since the start of the month Websense Security …

Web malware grew by 139 percent

Cisco’s latest global threat report reveals that Web malware increased by 139 percent in 2010 compared with the previous year. The rate of Web malware encounters peaked …