PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- We have a call for action alert from a Port Charlotte man who thought he was buying safe, anti-virus software, but he really …
Archive for December 27, 2012
Interesting article about the birth of computer viruses … The beginning was Elk Cloner ….
To the author of Elk Cloner the first computer virus to be released outside of the lab it’s sad that 30 years after the selfreplicating code’s appearance …
|Iranian computers are being targeted by a new malicious virus that clears large portions of hard drives, according to Iran’s Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT). Cybersecurity researchers don’t know where the virus came from. All they know is that …||Business Insider|
Free mobile apps come at a cost – mobile adware or madware can be intrusive, but also potentially malicious.
Dexter, as the malware is called, has infected hundreds of point-of-sale computers at big-name retailers, hotels, restaurants, and other businesses, according to a report issued by Aviv Raff, chief technology officer of Israel-based security firm Seculert.
Don’t Pay the RansomWare Virus. They very rarely unlock your computer. Have your local computer guy remove the virus manually.
… compromised because account owners independently clicked on a malicious link or were compromised by a computer virus that stole password credentials.
A customer of mine fell pray to a phone call from someone claiming to be “Microsoft”. The guy said that there was a number of programs not running on his computer and that he would have to remote in to fix it and, oh by the way, it will cost $200 bucks. The guy remoted in and showed my customers a list of services that are not running, which is totally normal in Windows and charged my customer the $200 to supposedly fix it.
Days later, My customer did get help from Microsoft and they called the number associated with the charge on his credit card. The guy on the phone said they didn’t know anything about it??? But would refund the charge within 24 hours. My customer cancelled the credit card anyway. The “real” Microsoft guy helped my customer scan his computer for Malware and only found some Adware and tracking cookies. So, we believe the scam was really just the money and not any siginficant Malware placed on his computer.
Bottome line: Microsoft, Dell or whoever are not monitoring your computer for errors or programs and services running and they will never call you claiming such. I wish my customer would have called me first so he could have skipped this hassle, but he is safe now and that’s the most important thing.
A new extortion technique is being deployed by cyber-criminals using the Citadel malware platform to deliver Reveton ransomware. The latest version of the ransomware uses the name of the Internet Crime Complaint Center to frighten victims into sending …
|WASHINGTON, D.C.(WUSA) – A 13-year-old missing girl from Pennsylvania has been found here in Washington with a 20-year-old man that she met online. The girl is safe, but the man was arrested and charged with corruption of a minor. 13-year-old …||W*USA 9|
HACKERS USING A Trojan computer virus successfully stole an estimated €36 million from more than 30,000 bank customers at multiple banks across Europe according to a report published yesterday. The report by security vendors Versafe and Check Point …