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Tag archive: malware

Scareware Virus Ringleader Ordered To Pay $163 Million

Scareware Virus Ringleader Ordered To Pay $163 Million

 The fake software in question, often referred to as scareware, fake antivirus, or fake AV, is part a social-engineering scamdesigned to trick users into thinking their PC contains viruses, system errors, spyware, or pornography.   Acting on a Federal Trade Commission complaint, a federal court has imposed a $163 million judgment on a woman who allegedly…

Kaspersky Lab Discovers New Online Banking Threat

A New Complex Cyber-Threat Designed to Monitor Online Banking Accounts Kaspersky Lab announces the discovery of ‘Gauss’, a new cyber-threat targeting users in the Middle East. Gauss is a complex, nation-state sponsored cyber-espionage toolkit designed to steal sensitive data, with a specific focus on browser passwords, online banking account credentials, cookies, and specific configurations of…

DNS Changer Malware

DNS Changer Malware

DNS malware servers will be disabled on Monday. Some people may lose their internet connection on Monday when the FBI shut down servers that maliciously redirecting internet users to advertisements and other web pages. To check if you’re infected, Click Here. What is the DNS Changer Malware? On November 8, the FBI, the NASA-OIG and…

Macs Infected By Botnet

Half a million Macs may be infected with Flashback botnet. Dr. Web Anti Virus says 300,000 infected Macs are located in the United States. The Flashback trojan is designed to steal personal information according to Russian anti-virus company Dr. Web. The company reported approximately 600,000 Macs are infected.   The malware originally looked like an…

Watch out for fake virus alerts

Watch out for fake virus alerts Rogue security software, also known as “scareware,” is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective but provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions. How does rogue security software get on my computer? Rogue…

Phishing scam threatens to delete Facebook accounts in 24 hours

Facebook phishing emails are threatening to delete users’ Facebook accounts unless the victims pass along their account details within 24 hours. The phishing messages are charging Facebook users with violating policy regulations by annoying or insulting other Facebook users. The messages are then requesting personal and financial information including Facebook login details and part of…

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