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Japanese Tsunami Launches Whale Into Building? It's a Facebook clickjack scam

Japanese Tsunami Launches Whale Into Building? It's a Facebook clickjack scam

Sick-minded scammers are up to their dirty tricks again, trying to make a quick buck out of the Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami which has shocked people around the world.

This time they promise a video of a whale launched into a building by the power of the tsunami.

Japanese tsunami video exploited by clickjackers

Japanese tsunami video exploited by clickjackers

An unashamed "Likejacking" site has stooped to the level of exploiting the recent and devastating tsunami in Japan as a drawcard.

This is just not acceptable business practice.

Stuxnet, Vancouver, and Virus Bulletin

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The great and the good of the anti-virus industry are packing their suitcases and charging their iPads in readiness for a trip to Vancouver, the setting next week for the twentieth Virus Bulletin conference. It's the best opportunity that the Read more…

The names and faces behind the 'onMouseOver' Twitter worm attack

The names and faces behind the 'onMouseOver' Twitter worm attack

It's been over 24 hours now since many Twitter users around the world found that their pages had become infested by messages spreading virally across the network. The victims High profile victims of the "onMouseOver" worm included ex-Prime Minister's wife Read more…

Twitter 'onMouseOver' security flaw widely exploited

Twitter 'onMouseOver' security flaw widely exploited

The Twitter website is being widely exploited by users who have stumbled across a flaw which allows messages to pop-up and third-party websites to open in your browser just by moving your mouse over a link. In a worrying development, Read more…

5 tips to protect Windows 7 and happy Labor Day

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Ever since I wrote about the fact that most malware works just fine in Windows 7 I am frequently asked for the other side of the story. Fortunately Maria Varmazis was in our Vancouver office recently and asked me to Read more…

Information Rights Management ready for prime time?

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In this guest blog product manager John Stringer explores how Sophos's Data Loss Protection (DLP) technology can help companies tackling Information Rights Management. Over to you John.. In "Up in the Air" George Clooney's character loved to travel - for Read more…

Don't panic! The ragtime jazz virus hasn't infected Gmail

Don't panic! The ragtime jazz virus hasn't infected Gmail

Gmail users who run Google Chrome are up in arms today following the launch of the new Gmail priority inbox service. Not because the feature doesn't work for internet users who've chosen the Chrome browser to access their email, but Read more…

PCI data security song [VIDEO]

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If your company handles customer credit card payments from the likes of Visa, Mastercard and American Express, then it's paramount that you keep that information securely. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) has created a data security standard, explaining how firms Read more…

Mystery surrounds iTunes/PayPal web scam

Mystery surrounds iTunes/PayPal web scam

Here's the story so far. On Monday, TechCrunch reported that there appeared to be a "major security hole" in iTunes accounts which were linked to PayPal. Affected users began to report that somehow unauthorised charges had appeared on their PayPal Read more…

'I will never text again after seeing this' Facebook survey scam

'I will never text again after seeing this' Facebook scam

A Facebook scam about "never texting again" is spreading across the social network, tricking users into sharing similar messages with their friends.

Undercover video reveals Secretary of State's laptop infected by malware

Undercover video reveals Secretary of State's laptop infected by malware

New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera has found herself making computer security headlines for all the wrong reasons after her laptop was found infested with malware, and one of her own staff then made an undercover video (which he Read more…

Marco's big day out at Sophos

Marco's big day out at Sophos

Earlier this year, Sophos held a conference in a swanky Berlin hotel, bringing together most of its sales staff (and a couple of interlopers like me) from around the world for whatever it is that sales people do when they Read more…

Obscene photos of woman spammed out, ex-colleague arrested for hacking email account

Obscene photos of woman spammed out, ex-colleague arrested for hacking email account

A rather unpleasant story lands on my desk, courtesy of the Times of India, but it does at least underline the importance of taking care over the security of your email account. A 23-year-old man has been arrested by computer Read more…

Anaconda coughs up a hippo? It's a Facebook scam spreading virally

Anaconda coughs up a hippo? It's a Facebook scam spreading virally

Yet another rogue Facebook application is spreading its tentacles rapidly across the social networking system, posting messages from users' compromised accounts claiming to be a link to a video of an anaconda coughing up an entire hippo. A quick search Read more…

Girl who killed herself virus hoax spreads on Facebook.. but beware of scams

Girl who killed herself virus hoax spreads on Facebook.. but beware of scams

NOTE: This article is mostly about a hoax which spread on Facebook in August 2010, but there have been real scams spreading virally on the social network using the disguise of a message about a girl who killed herself after Read more…

JailbreakMe: Security warning for iPhone and iPad owners

JailbreakMe: Security warning for iPhone and iPad owners

A website that has made it simple for iPhone and iPad users to jailbreak their devices may not just be a headache for Apple, but also a portent for future malicious attacks. Owners of Apple gadgets who visit the JailbreakMe Read more…

Shocking real crimes on Google Streets? No, it's another viral Facebook scam

Shocking real crimes on Google Streets? No, it's another viral Facebook scam

Once again a viral scam is spreading rapidly across Facebook, posting messages on users' profiles in an attempt to trick the unwary into installing a rogue application. Here's a video where I demonstrate the attack: (Enjoy this video? You can Read more…

Fake anti-virus poses as free McAfee VirusScan

Fake anti-virus poses as free McAfee VirusScan

Fake anti-virus software (also known as scareware or rogue anti-virus) continues to be a big problem. Malicious hackers create programs that pretend to be legitimate anti-virus products, but are actually designed to frighten you into believing you have security problems Read more…

Shocking video link worms its way rapidly across Facebook

Shocking video link worms its way rapidly across Facebook

Teacher nearly killed this boy? Watch a video of a shocking scam spreading across Facebook.