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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.

Mac users hit with fake anti-virus when using Google image search


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?

Naked pictures from Emily carry fake anti-virus surprise


Computer technology is becoming more sophisticated all the time, but it seems that their users are still neanderthals when it comes to being duped by simple social engineering tricks like the promise of naked pictures.

Turning scareware devious distribution tactics into practical protection mechanisms


Mike Wood discusses ways to thwart fake anti-virus SEO attacks with a few simple tweaks to your browser.

Fake anti-virus attack spreads on Twitter via links

Fake anti-virus attack spreads on Twitter via links

Thousands of Twitter users are finding that their accounts have been tweeting out malicious links without their permission, pointing to a fake anti-virus attack.

The common denominator? The short url service.

Automated SEO poisoning attacks explained

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We've talked many times on this blog about how hackers exploit hot trending news stories using blackhat search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques to poison search engine results. Often this is with the intention of spreading scareware (also known as fake Read more…

Malware-spiked adverts hit Star Tribune website

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The Star Tribune, the largest newspaper in the state of Minnesota, has confirmed that visitors to its website ( were hit by malicious adverts earlier this week. The "malvertising" attack, which began on Sunday, spurred the newspaper into disabling all Read more…

Fake anti-virus attack hits New York Times website readers

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This weekend, readers of the New York Times website were exposed to danger as the popular media outlet served up malicious adverts to some of its visitors. According to a posting on the website some readers saw a pop-up Read more…

A sting in the tail of the "Error Check System" Facebook scare

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Earlier today I warned you about a third-party Facebook application called "Error Check System" that has been moving in mysterious ways on the social network. Naturally, a lot of people will have been searching for information about "Error Check System" Read more…

Yet more FakeAV trickery

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Today I was doing some analysis when I ran across this gem in our queues. It's Troj/FakeAV-DB. but what made this one entertaining was the EULA. Now I appreciate many people do not read EULAs, but I found this one Read more…