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Thre@t Reply: “Online Shopping” | Part 1 of 2

May 2, 2011By Grayson Milbourne

In the latest Thre@t Reply video, Threat Research Analyst Grayson Milbourne answers a reader’s question about how to avoid being phished. The first step is to be able to identify whether you’re on…read more

ROTW: “Total Security” and Antivirus IS

April 25, 2011By Brenden Vaughan

By Brenden Vaughan and Andrew Brandt This week, our support and advanced malware removal (AMR) team did not have a lot of new data to report about rogue security products. The most commonly…read more

Korean Rogues’ Slapfight Bonanza

April 11, 2011By Andrew Brandt

The other day, Threat Reseacher Dan Para sent along the video clip below, which gave us all a good laugh. Dan had been researching a Korean-language Trojan downloader, but when he ran the…read more

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