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Facebook-Spamming Worm Wants Your Eyeballs

April 6, 2011By glhaldeman

(Update, July 11, 2011:  On May 25, 2011, we were contacted by representatives of Future Ads, LLC, the parent company of both Playsushi and Gamevance.  Future Ads informed us that they, too, had…read more

Webroot Answers Your Security Questions

April 5, 2011By Andrew Brandt

I’m very pleased to present today the first in a series of videos we’ve produced. The videos have the lofty goal of addressing the most pressing questions relating to malware, cybercrime, and online…read more

Shipping Confirmations Back on the Radar

March 21, 2011By Andrew Brandt

After a prolonged absence, waves of Trojans distributed as Zipped email attachments have been showing up in our spam traps for a few weeks. The spam messages employ the same hackneyed shipping confirmation…read more

Shorty Worm Spams Links, Hijacks Browsers

March 4, 2011By Grayson Milbourne

A novel worm we’re calling Worm-IM-Shorty appears to be winding its way through Facebook and some instant messaging services, with its come-on disguised as a link to a photograph hosted elsewhere. But when…read more

Tips to Avoid Tax Season Scams

January 28, 2011By glhaldeman

By Jeff Horne, Director, Threat Research As tax season rolls around again in the US and UK, it seems like a good time to revisit the perils taxpayers face seemingly every year at…read more

Google Results Tarnished Again to Push Rogues

January 15, 2011By Andrew Brandt

It’s been a few months since Google implemented new ways that it displays search results, and in that time, it’s been difficult to find the kinds of hijacked search results we saw in…read more

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