Paul Ducklin joins Chester this week for Chet Chat episode 65. Chet and Paul discuss the impact of the recent FBI arrests of scareware purveyors, the arrest of Ryan Cleary and LulzSec's latest stunts, Trojanized WordPress plugins and the imaginary world of Bitcoin digital currency.
"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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The latest variants of the new Mac malware use particularly dirty tricks to catch out unsuspecting users.
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.
Cybercriminals have spammed out a malicious attack, posing as a notification from the FBI that you have been visiting illegal websites.