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Posts for March 26th, 2012

Flash-based rogue AV targets users

Posted: March 26th, 2012 - Information Security  
In a recently discovered spam e-mail campaign promoting fake AV, the links in the messages take users to one of more than 300 compromised domains. Once users lands on the page, a JavaScript message warning about a “critical process activity” prepares them for a fake scan which immediately starts “running.” “The page [More]

Microsoft, Financial Groups Execute Takedown of Zeus Botnet Servers:

Posted: March 26th, 2012 - Information Security  
Microsoft has gone after another botnet, this time targeting some of the command-and-control infrastructure behind the Zeus network with a takedown effort that included seizing two IP addresses used for C&C servers and filing suit against 39 unnamed defendants. The action against Zeus is the latest in a string of such moves [More]

Facebook ‘Like’ Scam Driven by Malicious Chrome Extension:

Posted: March 26th, 2012 - Information Security  
A Kaspersky Lab researcher has discovered a Brazilian social engineering campaign that attempts to trick Facebook users into installing a malicious plug-in hosted on Google’s Chrome Web Store. The Facebook scam-page solicits victims by promising to teach them how to “remove the virus from their Facebook profile.” Securelist claims that the application has [More]

Senators ask feds to probe Facebook log-in requests

Posted: March 26th, 2012 - Information Security  
We knew that political posturing over the privacy brouhaha involving employer requests for access to Facebook accounts was only just getting started. Today U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on two federal agencies -- the Department of Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission -- to investigate what [More]