This PC Will Self-Destruct in Ten Seconds

April 8, 2010By Andrew Brandt

Phishing Trojans that try to remain below the radar are still prevalent, but a number of files coming through Threat Research point to a disturbing trend: Several new variants of existing malware families…read more

Social Nets Put Your Privacy at Risk

March 30, 2010By mikekronenberg

By Mike Kronenberg Attention Facebook and Twitter users: You’re still at risk. Last year, our survey found that lots of people using social networking sites were taking the risk of financial loss, identity…read more

Massive Spam Campaign Impersonates Social Networks

February 5, 2010By Andrew Brandt

Spammers are the source of a flood of messages that appear to originate from various social networks, including Facebook and Myspace, as well as popular sites like iTunes. The spam messages usually just…read more

Friends, Followers, Fans: Be On Guard in 2010

December 30, 2009By mikekronenberg

By Mike Kronenberg Do you use a social networking site? Be prepared, because I predict in 2010 it’ll be a major target for cyber criminals. Among the threat experts here at Webroot, we’ve…read more

Facebook Phishing Campaign Wants Your Passwords

November 2, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Yet another new phishing campaign targeting users of Facebook struck over the Halloween holiday weekend. After scammers began filling inboxes last week with bogus “Facebook update” attachments, this weekend we saw a different group…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

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