Cover Your Assets on Data Privacy Day

January 28, 2010By Andrew Brandt

Today is Data Privacy Day, which is supposed to remind us all that keeping our digital secrets a secret is important and necessary. To commemorate the event, I’d like to run down some…read more

Rogue AV Payload Blocks Popular Websites

January 25, 2010By Andrew Brandt

A payload file installed along with some variants of the rogue Internet Security 2010 “antivirus” program modifies victims’ networking settings within Windows, inserting itself into the network stack and preventing victims from visiting…read more

Zbot Desperately Seeking AIM Users

January 21, 2010By Andrew Brandt

The Zbot keylogger campaign-of-the-month targets users of AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) with a message that claims to be an update notification for users of the instant messaging client application. Users unfortunate enough to…read more

Phishers Break WoW’s Magic Spell Over Gamers

January 13, 2010By Andrew Brandt

By Curtis Fechner and Andrew Brandt While we’ve touched on the subject of World of Warcraft phishers (and the Trojans they attempt to spread) a handful of times in the past several months,…read more

Spammers Pushing Rogues Infiltrate Google Groups

January 8, 2010By Andrew Brandt

Spammers hawking “fun videos” have been worming their way into Google Groups, the global message board Google built on the skeleton of the old Usenet network. Only, the pages the spammers point victims…read more

A Look Back at the Worst Infections of 2009

December 31, 2009By Andrew Brandt

It’s not clear whether the past year will go down in history as a particularly bad year for malware, but one thing is certain: It was bad enough, at times, that fighting infections…read more

Ron Paul, Beyonce Tease a Drive-By Rogue AV

December 22, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Here’s a mind-bender for you to ponder over the holidays: What do diva musician Beyonce, the massively-multiplayer game World of Warcraft, the anime series Naruto, and Libertarian politician (and failed presidential candidate) Ron…read more