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  • Scammers targeting Japan tsunami, earthquake disaster

    Scammers have wasted no time in capitalising on the earthquake and tsunami in Japan with security firm Sophos reporting a rise in phishing and search engine poisoning attacks.

    Written by Computerworld Staff16 March 11 16:17
  • Five big security threats for 2011

    Online malicious activity was a major headache in 2010, and so far, 2011 is no different: We've seen scams and malware on Twitter, Facebook, and the Android Market, as well as a rise in politically motivated online attacks. But that's no surprise to security experts such as Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant for security firm Sophos. Cluley says that Sophos analyzes about 95,000 pieces of malware every day that is either brand-new or a variant of an older attack.

    Written by Ian Paul11 March 11 01:56
  • China cleans up spam problem

    It's been a few years coming, but it looks like China may finally be getting a handle on its spam problem.

    Written by Robert McMillan26 Feb. 11 13:28
  • Reader X spoils new PDF attack

    Adobe's Reader X, last year's upgrade that features a "sandbox" designed to protect users from PDF exploits, stymied a recent attack campaign, researchers said Thursday.

    Written by Gregg Keizer05 Feb. 11 05:55
  • Five new online security threats to avoid

    I don't spend a lot of time on Facebook, so when I got an e-mail from the social networking site telling me "you haven't been back to Facebook recently" and here are some messages you missed, it didn't seem odd. I clicked on the link, wondering what one of my friends was doing.

    Written by Bill Snyder01 Feb. 11 04:13
  • World now in 'third era' of cybercrime, says report

    The year 2010 was a hugely significant one for computing criminality and could turn out to mark the beginning of a 'third era' of cybercrime, security expert Graham Cluley of Sophos has said in advance of the company's latest threat review of the year.

    Written by John E Dunn20 Jan. 11 01:57
  • U.S. still top spammer, report says

    At the end of 2010, the United States remained on top of the "Dirty Dozen" list of spam relaying nations compiled by IT security firm Sophos.

    Written by John P. Mello Jr.12 Jan. 11 09:51
  • Sophos delights Mac users with free antivirus

    Security software company Sophos has finally broken ranks and decided to offer Mac users a free antivirus product without hidden strings.

    Written by John E Dunn03 Nov. 10 01:15