Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes zveloLABS™ is warning customers today of a new email scam circulating very quickly. These fraudulent emails claim to be from Google Staffing, Hallmark, Twitter as well as other social networks and legitimate businesses.
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes An outage of the Windows Live ID service affected a large number of MSN users today including users of the popular Hotmail email service. Hotmail is one of the largest web based email outlets and not surprisingly news of the outage spread quickly as users were not able to access their email.
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Today, zvelo is alerting customers to a new targeted email scam. This newest twist to the common IRS email scam seems to be targeted to organizations, notifying the recipient of a tax evasion complaint being filed against the company. Opening the file infects the user’s machine with dangerous trojans that monitor the infected machine, report back to the attacker and download other malicious payloads.
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes Since its’ release on January 21st, the newest version of the Firefox web browser has received a great deal of attention. In just a short time it has achieved over 30 million downloads. Adware pushers are capitalizing on the success of Firefox, packing ad serving software in with the program in an effort to increase their reach.
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes The Super Bowl is the one of the biggest and most watched television events of the year in the United States. People everywhere scour the internet looking for predictions, gambling spreads and news before the event and scores, stories and clips after the event. In anticipation of the increased search traffic for Super Bowl related terms, cybercriminals have shown themselves to be well-organized and planning ahead. Search results for Super Bowl related search terms are already turning up top-ten results linked to malicious websites.
Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute The security community at large and the eSoft Threat Prevention Team have recently noticed an uptick in sites compromised by a new injection attack that results in an injected iframe. This attack can be recognized by its attempts to masquerade the malicious script as GNU GPL or LGPL.
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes The FDA crackdown on online pharmacy sites has driven a lot of attention to illegal and fraudulent online pharmacies and in particular to their methods for tricking people to visit their sites. These practices include prolific spam and search engine poisoning.
Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute Today, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet completed its much awaited first flight. As users searched to find videos and news articles related to the story, blackhats quickly moved in for yet another attack against Google search results.
Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute zveloLABS™ has uncovered an additional 1.5 million sites associated with the newest series of SQL injection attacks. Any compromised sites are very dangerous, infecting the user with Trojan.Buzus silently in the background. The Buzus family of trojans can steal passwords, financial data, and other sensitive information.
Estimated Reading Time: < 1 minute During the last week, zveloLABS™ detected a number of malicious emails, allegedly from the Federal Reserve Bank. The emails warn the recipient of phishing attacks and instruct the user to follow a link for more detailed information on the threat.