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PC World – 04/12/2010

Malicious Facebook Ad Redirects to Fake Antivirus Software

“A malicious advertisement has been found within an application for Facebook that redirects users to fake antivirus software, according to a security researcher.”

Computerworld – 04/12/2010

Update: Malicious Facebook ad redirected to fake antivirus software

“A malicious advertisement has been found within an application for Facebook that redirected users to fake antivirus software, according to a security researcher.”

USA Today – 04/12/2010

Tax-related cyberscams on a growth curve

“Cyberscammers are monitoring Twitter for microblogs about taxes, then replying with links to slick webpages featuring attractive pitch persons offering instant help. Users, of course, will be asked to supply their social security number and other sensitive information.”

PC Advisor – 03/31/2010

Concern over surge in banking Trojans

“Trojans made up nearly two thirds (61 percent) of all new malware identified during the first quarter of 2010, says PandaLabs. According to the security firm’s Q1 2010 report, the majority of these were banking trojans.”

CNET – 03/31/2010

Conficker fizzled a year ago, but headache remains

“A year ago, a variant of the high-profile Conficker worm was all set to stir, programmed to begin receiving update instructions on April 1, with potential consequences being anybody’s guess.”

SC Magazine – 03/26/2010

Spam continues to be sent from countries as wide as the US, Brazil and China

“Spam is continuing to be sent from a multitude of countries, as the challenge to pin down those responsible becomes more difficult.”

IT Pro – 03/26/2010

Malware hits up to 3,000 HTC Magic smartphones in Spain

“A faulty batch of microSD cards has exposed up to 3,000 HTC Magic owners in Spain to malware threats including Mariposa and Conficker.”

The Register – 03/19/2010

Vodafone Spain admits 3,000 smartphones shipped with Mariposa

“Vodafone Spain has accepted that 3,000 customers were potentially exposed to malware after Mariposa botnet agents strayed onto the HTC Magic smartphone.”

eWeek – 03/18/2010

Vodafone Ships Malware-Infected Smartphone – Again

“Researchers at Panda Security found traces of the notorious Mariposa botnet on a Vodafone HTC Magic smartphone for the second time in as many weeks.”

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