Someone Confick-rolled the Internet

April 1, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Well, the big Conficker.c launch day is upon us and…nothing. So far, anyway. Someone should start selling “I blogged about Conficker and all I got was this lousy T-shirt” shirts. Cafepress, are you listening? We’ve…read more

From Pixels to Phishers

March 31, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Over the past year, we’ve seen a huge jump in the number of mass downloader spyware. These small executable files have just one job, and they do it very well: They pull down…read more

Adware Purveyors Panning for Search Gold

March 27, 2009By Andrew Brandt

We know most adware companies are shameless in their pursuit of revenue, but it’s been a while since we’ve seen anything as bizarre (or hilariously bold) as the sales pitch from a relative…read more

New Malware Ruins Firefox

March 25, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Late last year, we read all the buzz about ChromeInject, a malicious DLL that was being billed as the first malware specifically targeting Firefox. It was interesting to see that someone built a…read more

Introducing the Threat Blog

March 23, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Welcome, readers. I’m a member of the Threat Research team at Webroot, and I’ve been asked to contribute to Webroot’s new Threat Blog. I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself, tell…read more

Stepping up to the Loserbar

March 23, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Last year, we at Webroot (as well as many other people) saw a huge spike in two specific types of malware: Rogue antispyware products — the ineffective, deceptive kind — and the various…read more

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