The rapid growth and popularity of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter has wrought a seismic and lasting change to the Internet. The Web has evolved from a source of static information to a proxy of real world interaction.
Protect yourself from targeted phishing attacks, malware, spyware, and more. Bad actors and their tactics continue to become more and more sophisticated. Ensure that you change default passwords, always use encryption, learn about safe browsing habits, and maintain security for your home or business network.
The past weeks have been rife with accusations of privacy infringement against Apple for covertly collecting geo-location information from iPods, iPhones and iPads. Although the collecting of private information by mobile phone manufacturers and 3rd party apps is nothing new, the manner in which Apple stores its data has resulted in criticism from end-users and security experts alike.
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zveloLABS® researchers recently identified numerous, fictitious 7 News websites promoting work-at-home jobs. These bogus news sites unethically target stay-at-home moms, and falsely promise the discovery of a newfound money-making path in life. Considering the natural appeal of making an honest buck, while being loving care providers at home, it’s certainly easy to understand how unsuspecting mothers could fall for such “recession busting” opportunities.
zveloLABS™ have been tracking a new campaign by cybercrooks, compromising and creating websites for use in SEO poisoning and malware distribution. Thousands of these sites have been detected which use elaborate techniques to trick search engines and are ready to serve malware in an instant.
This post is for those users who are not already familiar with this widespread and common threat known as “Rogue AV,” or fake antivirus software.
In the security community, little attention is paid to compromised websites that don’t serve up malware. The malicious URL lists maintained by the anti-virus companies, by Google, and by nearly every other source of malicious URLs rely on anti-virus to trigger on exploits and malware to determine if a site is malicious. In a few select cases, behavioral analysis may be used to determine if a visit to a website will lead to an infected computer.
zveloLABS™ researchers have been tracking a recent campaign abusing Google Groups to spread malicious links in Spam emails. Users following the link are infected with a Downloader Trojan, silently infecting the machine with various types of malware including Rogue AntiVirus.
The first week of March Madness has brought about many compelling stories, with a good deal of upsets and bracket busters. The most newsworthy of these has been the University of Northern Iowa’s ousting of #1 overall seed Kansas.
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.