Anonymous Strikes Back After LulzSec Arrests

We reported yesterday that members of the Anonymous splinter group LulzSec were being arrested around the world. It was also revealed that Sabu, a leader in LulzSec, cooperated with federal authorities which led to the arrests. Anonymous didn’t let this…

Facebook And Android Top Security Threats In Q1

In 2011, there has been an increase in the number of IT threats, in the first three months of the year, there was a daily average of 73,190 new samples of malware, the majority were Trojans, according to a new…

Malware Threats Increased In 2010

In 2010, cyber-criminals created and distributed one-third of all existing viruses, creating 34 percent of all malware that has ever existed, according to PandaLabs annual security report.

PandaLabs did find the speed at which the number of new threats grew has actually decreased compared to 2009. Every year since 2003, new threats grew by at least 100 percent, but in 2010, the increase was 50 percent.

PandaLabs Warns Of Tabnabbing Phishing Scams

In the second quarter of 2010 Trojans accounted for nearly 52 percent of malware, according to a new quarterly report from PandaLabs.

Traditional viruses have their comeback since the start of 2010, now accounting for nearly 25 percent of all malware compared to 15 percent in Q1.  PandaLabs says the increase is due in part to a small handful of hybrid viruses that are replicating themselves at high rates.


Malware Targeting iPhones Can Also Infect iPads

Malware aimed at infecting iPhones can also compromise the iPad, according to a new report from PandaLabs.

"This doesn’t mean we’re about to face an avalanche of infections. We have always stated that as Apple increases its market share, cyber-crooks will begin to show more interest in targeting the platform," said Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs.

Scammers Target Facebook

Security firm PandaLabs has reported the spread of scams hijacking the Facebook "Like" button.

The attacks use messages related to the popular game FarmVille, the "Sex and the City 2" movie or the keyword sex to get the attention of logged-in Facebook users as they browse Web pages with the "Like" button.

PandaLabs Detects 25 Million New Malware Strains

The past year set a new record for malware creation with 25 million new strains, according to a new report by PandaLabs.

The latest surge of activity included new examples of banker Trojans, which accounted for 66 percent of all new samples, as well as a number of fake antivirus programs.

During 2009, spam was also highly active, accounting for 92 percent of all email traffic. The tactics used to dupe potential victims into opening these spam emails have focused on exploiting current events and dramatic news stories.