Have you taken a look inside your Spam folder recently? Without a doubt you’ll find the folder full of pharmacy Spam, pitching everything from Cialis and Viagra to Vicodin and Hydrocodone. The problem is almost none of the linked web sites are legitimate certified pharmacies.
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Tiger Woods’ personal life and marital affairs have attracted constant attention from the press and has certainly damaged his public reputation. With his return to the Masters only days away, Nike has released a new commercial in an effort to rebuild Woods’ image. This compelling commercial is intended to spark a reaction, and may well be the next thing you talk about at the office water cooler.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
zvelo first detected a compromise on the Fox Sports website two weeks ago and as of today, at least one Fox Sports host continues to contain automatic links to a multitude of dangerous exploits. Even with media coverage and direct emails, this compromised host has not been taken offline or cleaned. The threats being hosted have rotated with the most recent threats being remote script links to ackworld.com and nt002.cn.
The Fox Sports website remains infected and a risk to the 11m+ unique visitors (as reported by Compete. This website, ranked as the 135th in the United States and 523rd most popular in the World according to Alexa, remains compromised and a major security risk to end-users.