Tag Archives: scareware

FTC issue refunds to scam victims

internet The Federal Trade Commission in the US are to help consumers who fell victim to “scareware” and ensure they receive refunds from the companies responsible. Scareware is a fake anti-virus product.. more
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LizaMoon SQL Injection attack hits tons of websites

A large-scale SQL Injection attack known as LizaMoon has now spread to a massive amount of websites. Security firm Websense claims that hundreds of thousands of sites have been infected, with.. more
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Oxford Dictionaries Online adds bloggable, cyber-bully, scareware…

The Oxford Dictionaries Online has added a number of new tech terms to its web-based reference service over the past year. Such as “bloggable”, which is defined as “suitable or sufficiently.. more
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Sophos and Symantec issue Scareware warnings

Security firm Symantec has warned travelers using public internet-access terminals to be aware of possible Scareware attacks. One of its software engineers noticed that a terminal in an unnamed UK airport was infected with “Defense Center Installer” which issues a false warning that a user.. more
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Gizmodo falls victim to malware sting

Popular technology blog Gizmodo has admitted that it ran adverts containing malware on its site for a period of time last week. The site issued an apology to its large user base (Gizmodo has some three million visitors per day): “Guys, I’m really sorry but.. more
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Scareware fools millions of broadband users

A new wave of terror tactics is fooling computer users into downloading fake anti virus software onto their computers, which puts their personal and financial details at risk. According to the security firm Symantec, as many as forty million people could have become a victim.. more
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Symantec reports scareware cons amount to millions

Symantec has issued a report on scareware – fake anti-virus software – the makers of which can earn some £850,000 a year from plying their malicious trade. The scareware scam involves making a user believe his or her computer has been infected by a virus,.. more
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