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How Phishers Target WoW Players

August 21, 2009By Grayson Milbourne

Yesterday, at the opening of our BlizzCon coverage, we showed you just how commonly phishers target WoW players by posting innocuous-looking links in message board or forums frequented by players. Today, we’ve produced…read more

BlizzCon, Gamers, WoW Trojans, Oh My

August 20, 2009By Grayson Milbourne

Tomorrow morning, Blizzard Entertainment (the publisher of the wildly popular World of Warcraft franchise) will kick off another BlizzCon to show off their latest projects and directly interact with their fanbase. World of…read more

Koobface: Not Just for Facebook, Anymore

August 14, 2009By Andrew Brandt

The latest generation of Koobface targets its particularly effective brand of social engineering at more social networks than ever. As the worm has evolved, we’ve seen it grow to encompass a pantheon of…read more

Rogues Impersonate Google, Firefox Security Alerts

August 7, 2009By Andrew Brandt

In the past week, we’ve begun to see new fakealerts — those disturbingly effective, entirely bogus “virus warning” messages — that appear to impersonate the appearance and text of legitimate warning dialogs you…read more

Steam Users Targeted by Phishers

August 4, 2009By Andrew Brandt

A phishing campaign that started around the beginning of the year, targeting gamers who use Valve Software’s Steam network, continues unabated but with a twist: The phishers have registered dozens of domain names,…read more

Trojans Replace Windows System Files

July 30, 2009By Andrew Brandt

When the threat research analysts here at Webroot recently started seeing malware swapping out legitimate components of Windows and replacing them with malware payloads, I couldn’t help but wonder what these malware authors were thinking….read more

More Malware Trades on Tawdry Searches

July 23, 2009By Andrew Brandt

By now, you’ve most likely heard about how an ESPN reporter was victimized, and that a surreptitiously recorded video was distributed online. You may also have read that malware distributors were taking advantage…read more

AutoCAD Adware Trojans Target Techies

July 1, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Every once in a while, you hear whispers or rumors about specially-crafted, targeted malware designed to steal a specific piece of data from a particular victim. The data thieves, in these limited cases,…read more

Jackson/Fawcett Malware is Extortion-ware

June 26, 2009By Andrew Brandt

As I reported yesterday, searches for information about the deaths of Michael Jackson or Farrah Fawcett were turning up links to malware. This came as no surprise to anyone, though the speed with…read more

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