Pushu Variant Spams Hotmail, Cracks Audio Captchas

March 22, 2010By Andrew Brandt

A new version of Trojan-Pushu is doing some interesting stuff to bypass captchas used by Microsoft’s Hotmail/Live.com/MSN webmail services in order to spam people with links to malicious Yahoo Groups pages. The three-year-old…read more

Weird New Koobface URLs Use Old Tricks

March 19, 2010By Andrew Brandt

Pretty much since it arrived on the malware scene, Koobface has used the technique of sending messages with Web links — in your name, to your friends — as a method of propagating…read more

Fakealert Accurately Mimics Windows Update

March 10, 2010By Andrew Brandt

A new Windows Update-themed stupid malware trick that’s making the rounds appears to be trying to capitalize on the recent frequency of “out of band” Windows patches Microsoft has been releasing lately. The…read more

Twitter Phish Floods Network with Short URLs

February 24, 2010By Andrew Brandt

All day, I’ve been getting reports from my Twitter-using friends and acquaintances that they’ve been receiving tweets of short URLs. I took a look and it looks like another phishing campaign aimed at…read more

Phishing Campaign Targets Frequent Fliers

February 16, 2010By Andrew Brandt

A variation of a phishing scam aimed at members of American Airlines’ AAdvantage program is circulating again. With links to a phishing Web site embedded in a spam message, the scampaign promises (in…read more

British Music Awards Draws Web Scams

February 15, 2010By Andrew Brandt

Music fans may already be aware that next Tuesday the British music industry will honor the top acts of the year at a ceremony known simply as The BRITs. What they may not…read more

Play it Safe on Safer Internet Day

February 8, 2010By Andrew Brandt

February 9 marks Safer Internet Day, and around the world, people are trying to help their fellow netizens navigate an obstacle course of threats to their security and privacy. InSafe, the organization funded…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