A very large wave of email spam being sent from facebookemail.com and others is designed to phish usernames and passwords. Once a username and password is stolen by the email spam, cyber criminals will have access to the compromised Facebook account.
Malwarebytes’ launched new product called Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium (Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0). Unlike other Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Pro products, this new version called Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium will be an annual subscription at the same price as the Professional edition, it can support 3 PCs at once, includes an updated User Interface (UI), and a lot of other features. It is said to be more powerful than recent versions of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware software.
Piriform just launched CCleaner Professional Plus: a 4-in-1 tool that includes popular editions of their software including the Professional versions of CCleaner, Defraggler, Recuva and Speccy.
We are sad to learn that a 36 year old man in Romania killed himself and his son because of a common computer virus. The type of virus is malware, or a cryptovirus categorized as ransomware that typically locks a computer system and uses a message that claims the computer owner or user violated the law and must pay a hefty fine or face a deprivation of liberty for viewing prohibited. In this case child pornography was the reason. In other cases the virus may claim that the user also violated the law by using copyrighted content or spreading malware.
Tonight we received information simply titled “Leak about download.com” concerning a split between CBS Interactive’s CNET brand and the download.com domain. The information we received details that CNET and download.com will separate because of CNET’s dissatisfaction in the direction download.com went.
Further speculations suggest that there has been a battle between CNET and download.com that has been going on for over a year.
Multiple sources have reported of a nasty botnet currently trolling WordPress websites that uses brute-force tactics in order to crack WordPress websites using the username Admin. To protect yourself against this current WordPress botnet, it is recommended to immediately change your WordPress username from Admin to something else, and change your WordPress password to something very strong.
Be aware of new adware (malware) and spam links we recently discovered that attempts to adapt to the style and or structure of general websites in broad. Recent findings suggest that criminals may attempt to design and use essentially In text or in content adware that is expected to be distributed and spread the usual way adware is such as combo-malware via browser hijackers and and other methods.
According to Malwarebytes report released January 22, 2013, the year 2012 the most popular malware infecting computers were Drive-by exploits, Ransomware, phishing scams, and other parasites. To add more to Malwarebytes 2013 Malware Report, which also predicts future threats in 2013, we noticed such a big increase in Ransomware infections, that the category of malware is the most visited on our website.
Malwarebytes answers, what can we expect from 2013 in cyber threats ? The best way to answer this is to look back at where we were a year ago and where we are now. What has changed, what have we learned and what do we know now that can help us predict the future? To answer these questions, they released a detailed report, looking at popular computers threats of 2012 and making predictions for the threats we may see in 2013.
The FBI caught 10 people from Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, New Zealand, Peru, the United Kingdom, and the United States, all whom which they had numerous search warrants and conducted a worldwide investigation against considering the dangerous Butterfly Botnet malware that infected more than 11 million computers and caused more than $850 million in loses by stealing computer users’ credit, bank account, and other personal information.
This past year (2012), more amounts of visitors are leaving comments and sending messages about software they have downloaded from download.com (download.cnet.com) containing privacy invading malware without their consent, categorized as browser hijackers. One reader claims that they downloaded the legitimate Anti-malware software Malwarebytes from download.com, and months later they became infected with a browser hijacker. This reader states “The only download I’ve done in the last probably three months was downloading Malwarebytes from download.com. I had no problems before that, then suddenly had this Funmoods stuff and couldn’t figure out where it came from.”