It's that time of the week again - here's your roundup of everything we wrote in the last seven days.
If you unwittingly downloaded malware to your computer which masqueraded as anti-virus software would you just clean it up and carry on, or report it to the authorities?
Planning some activities this Easter? Perhaps buying some Easter eggs? Maybe hand decorating some eggs?
Before you go searching for tips, take a read of this post which highlights how seemingly innocent search terms can lead to malware.
Even fake anti-virus distributors need tech support as is shown in this frequently asked questions document captured from a Russian affiliate network. According to these criminals, social engineering is your best bet for selling fake software.
At the Virus Bulletin 2011 conference in Barcelona, Spain, Sophos's Onur Komili presented research into identifying distribution networks used to spread fake anti-virus software.
"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.
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.
A new Trojan fake anti-virus is in the wild and targeting both Mac and Windows users. Even worse, it is spreading through poisoned Google image searches. Is your Mac protected?
Prince William and Kate Middleton announce their royal engagement - but who's that waiting in the wings? Hackers poison search engine results to spread their fake anti-virus attacks.
Comcast has announced they are beginning a nationwide roll out of their "Constant Guard" botnet detection service. Comcast is the largest cable internet service provider in the United States, so this could have a large impact on zombied US computers. Read more…