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Scammers exploit Google Doodle to spread malware

Posted by Oyya-Info on Thursday, December 17, 2009, In : Security 

This Google Doodle featuring the Esperanto flag was exploited by scammers to spread malware, according to Barracuda Networks.

(Credit: Google)

Online scammers are taking advantage of the public's interest in the Google Doodle to spread malware, a security firm warned on Tuesday.

In so-called "SEO poisoning," scammers use search engine optimization techniques to increase the distribution of malware. They create special malware-rigged Web sites or hide malware on legitimate Web sites they've...


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Microsoft takes aim at fake antivirus program

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Security 

Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool was updated this week to detect a generic type of fake antivirus program known as "Win32/InternetAntivirus."

The Microsoft Malware Protection Center gives Win32/InternetAntivirus an alert level of "severe." The software is "a rogue program that displays false and misleading alerts regarding malware, in order to convince users to purchase rogue security software," according to a Microsoft Malwa...


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Cybercriminals use fake search engines to spread malware

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Security 

Cybercriminals have moved on from search engine optimization techniques and are now creating fake search sites designed solely to direct Web surfers to pages hosting malware, Panda Security warned on Wednesday.

Previously, attackers resorted to sending e-mails with malicious code in attachments and with links to malicious Web sites and took measures to push those Web sites higher in search engine rankings. Now, they're also creating fake search engines that ...


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Conficker also installs fake antivirus software

Posted by Oyya-Info on Monday, June 15, 2009, In : Security 

Researchers have discovered another feature of the Conficker worm that provides an additional clue about the intent of the creators--the worm installs malware that masquerades as antivirus software, Trend Micro

said on Friday.

The worm, which has infected millions of Windows-based computers on the Internet, is downloading a program called Spyware Protect 2009 and displaying warning messages saying that the computer is infected and offering to clean it up for $49.95, according to the Trend ...


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