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FBI announces international cyberbusts: scareware peddlers and malvertisers taken out

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"It seems so easy to be a cybercrook - why don't the police do something about it?"

Despite the technical and legal complexities of taking on international cybercrime, the cops sometimes do get their man - or men.

Mac malware, Sony, LulzSec, Facebook facial recognition, Lockheed/RSA - 90 Sec News - May 2011

Mac malware, Sony, Lulzsec, Facebook facial recognition, Lockheed/RSA - 90 Sec News - May 2011

Don't just read the latest computer security news - watch it in 90 seconds!

This month: Mac malware makes itself known, Sony woes continue, Lulzsec hacks, Facebook gets creepier, and Lockheed faces a challenge.

United Parcel Service malware attack spreads fake anti-virus

United Parcel Service malware attack spreads fake anti-virus

Received a notification from United Parcel Service (UPS) that a parcel is winging its way to your door? Beware, it could be a spammed out fake anti-virus attack.

Fake anti-virus cloaks itself to appear to be Microsoft Update

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New fake anti-virus attacks are circulating that pretend to be critical updates from Microsoft Update. Don't fall for the lure, only install updates initiated through update.microsoft.com.

More Mac malware - top tips for avoiding infection

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More Apple scareware appeared overnight, with the cybercrooks following the same sort of strategy which has worked so well on Windows. Learn our top tips for avoiding infection.

SSCC 62 - Sony, Apple malware and cloud security

Sophos Security Chet Chat 41

Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin discuss this week's news including the latest attacks against Sony, Apple's new malware problem and cloud security.

Apple to malware authors: Tag, you're It!

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Apple has updated their anti-virus technology in Snow Leopard again to address the latest variant of MacDefender and Mac Guard. Will Apple keep up, and will the malware authors accelerate the game of cat and mouse?

IMF boss rape video? Mac malware spreads via Facebook links

IMF boss rape video? Mac malware spreads via Facebook links

Mac OS X malware is being spread by sick messages spreading virally across Facebook, claiming to be a video of controversial IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Fake Firefox warnings lead to scareware

Fake Firefox warnings lead to scareware

A new scareware campaign is spreading that appears to be a Firefox malware warning page. Firefox users should stay safe by keeping a close eye on their clicks when presented with a warning.

Use Safari on your Mac? Make sure you change the default settings

Use Safari on your Mac? Make sure you change the default settings

Every Mac user should check their settings in Safari - as changing the defaults could help avoid them being exposed to a malware infection.

Blackhat SEO poisoning topping the charts

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Blackhat SEO attacks account for over 30% of all detections seen by Sophos customers protecting their web traffic.

Learn what you need to do at your company to protect yourself and your fellow users.

Apple malware evolved - No password required

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A new variant of the fake security software for OS X was discovered today and it no longer requires administrators to enter their passwords. We take a brief look at the advancement of malware on the Mac over the last month.

Apple support to infected Mac users: "You cannot show the customer how to stop the process"

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ZDNet reports that Apple is instructing tech support contractors not to help customers who are infected with Mac Defender fake anti-virus. This builds on ZDNet's report from last week, but provides insights that 60,000 or more Apple users may be affected.

SSCC 60 - Obama Proposals, Square Enix, Mac threats

Sophos Security Chet Chat 41

In this week's podcast Chester Wisniewski and Ben Jupp discuss the hype and the truth behind the recent Mac rogue security attacks and discuss Obama's proposed changes to RICO, Square Enix and Sony.

Malware on your Mac? Don't expect AppleCare to help you remove it

Malware on your Mac? Don't expect AppleCare to help you remove it

Technology writer Ed Bott has interviewed an AppleCare support representative, who reveals that the overwhelming majority of calls they are receiving are about malware.. on Mac computers.

SSCC 59 - bin Laden, Sony, LastPass, Patch Tuesday and Mac malware

Sophos Security Chet Chat 41

This week's Chet Chat guest is Richard Wang. Richard and Chester spoke about Sony, bin Laden scams, LastPass, the upcoming Patch Tuesday and the recent rise in Apple Mac malware.

Mother's Day search terms lead to Mac rogue security software

Mother's Day search terms lead to Mac rogue security software

The worlds first advertisement pretending to be a security scanner targeting Apple Mac users has hit the scene. It has been a busy week for criminals targeting OS X computers as we have seen several large scale attacks. Multiple unique fake scanner samples, new promotions and even changes to their payment sites.

Mac fake anti-virus attack gets dirty to ensnare victims

Mac fake anti-virus attack gets dirty to ensnare victims

The latest variants of the new Mac malware use particularly dirty tricks to catch out unsuspecting users.

Mac fake anti-virus attack adopts new disguise

Mac fake anti-virus attack adopts new disguise

New versions of the latest malware to hit Mac OS X users have come to light, following the discovery earlier this week of fake anti-virus attacks being spread by SEO poisoning.

FBI says you've been visiting illegal websites? It's a malware attack

FBI says you've been visiting illegal websites? It's a malware attack

Cybercriminals have spammed out a malicious attack, posing as a notification from the FBI that you have been visiting illegal websites.