Gamers: Fight the Phishers

June 17, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Last week, I posted a blog item that explained how gamers face a growing security threat in phishing Trojans — software that can steal the passwords to online games, or the license keys…read more

If You’ve Got Game, Phishers Want Your Stuff

June 12, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Since the beginning of the year, my colleagues in the Threat Research group and I have been researching an absolutely astonishing volume of phishing Trojans designed solely to steal what videogame players value…read more

May Threat Trend: Misleading Malware

June 9, 2009By Andrew Brandt

The latest data from our customers indicate that, at least in the month of May, we were blocking and removing some of the nastiest threats on the Web. Among the spies we took…read more

Adware client tags you as its pitchman

May 21, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Over the past week, someone has been spamming the file sharing site with comments advertising a new “product” called BittorrentBooster. According to the site’s administrators, the spammer used a large number of…read more

Old Chinese Hack Tool Used for New Tricks

May 14, 2009By Andrew Brandt

This week’s installment of what’s-old-is-new-again in the world of malware comes from one of the many groups making and distributing phishing Trojans in China. Earlier this year, someone discovered a hacktool called ZXArps, and…read more

Malware targets mobile IMers

May 7, 2009By Andrew Brandt

Once in a while, you don’t have to do anything at all and malware just drops into your lap. That happened to me the other day, when I received a buddy request from…read more

April 2009 wrapup: Thumbdrives under threat

May 1, 2009By Andrew Brandt

We’ve just tallied the top 10 threats Webroot’s consumer products detected during the month of April, and some interesting trends appear to be shaping up. Conficker aside, the first quarter of 2009 seemed to…read more

Botnet malware targets MyYearbook

May 1, 2009By Andrew Brandt

The team here at Webroot has picked up on a Trojan that appears to target a relatively new social networking site: The site caters to the high-school-age crowd with activities that include various kinds…read more