Security vendor reports security threats increasing

Security software and solutions vendor McAfee released its third quarter threat report on Wednesday, finding a significant increase in mobile malware and a new record for database breaches.Additionally, McAfee reported jumps in ransomware

Published on: November 14th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Rogue

Good news from the security frontline. The phenomenon of rogue antivirus 'scareware' really does appear to be on the wane, at least according to figures from security company Enigma Software.The US-based company's statistics

Published on: October 3rd, 2011 John E. Dunn

Cutwail botnet raising spam levels once more

 By Paul Wood There has been a recent increase in the amount of malicious email traffic detected by MessageLabs Intelligence despite a continuous decrease in the actual number of spam mail distributed.  The

Published on: May 12th, 2011 Paul Wood

Botted out – Bot menace grows as DDoS attack costs drop

Security researchers say the cost of criminal services such as distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks has dropped in recent months. The reason? Market economics. "The barriers to entry in that marketplace

Published on: October 16th, 2009 Robert McMillan and Joaquim P. Menezes

New ‘banking trojan’ set to siphon off millions of dollars

Security experts agree that cyber-criminals are getting better, but a new Trojan takes things to a whole new level.The URLzone Trojan, identified by researchers at Web filtering vendor Finjan Software earlier this month,

Published on: October 1st, 2009 Robert McMillan and Gregg Keizer

How to know if your PC is bot infected and what to do about it

As fireworks boomed on the Fourth of July, thousands of compromised computers attacked U.S. government Web sites. A botnet of more than 200,000 computers, infected with a strain of 2004's MyDoom virus, attempted

Published on: August 25th, 2009 Robert Vamosi

Hacker compromised legit Web sites now pose gravest danger

The number of genuine Web sites compromised by hackers has increased and for the first time surpasses that of malicious Web sites purposefully created by cyber criminals, according to a report by Websense

Published on: January 23rd, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes