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Phishing attacks rise as recession bites now 50 per cent of all virus threats

Phishing attacks now account for just over 50 per cent of all virus threats, according to new figures from managed security firm, Network Box.

Increased use of spam combined with social engineering to spread malware

PandaLabs has detected an increase in the use of spam combined with social engineering to spread malware.

Doubling of rejected mail makes China top of the bots

Doubling of rejected mail makes China top of the bots

A massive increase in spam originating from China and the Far East could mark the beginning of a worrying trend

IE8: InPrivate browsing and plug-ins threat

IE8: InPrivate browsing and plug-ins threat

Users alerted to an easily overlooked consequence of using the new InPrivate browsing mode

Number of computer users affected by Windows worm is increasing.

The number of computers infected by a virus that attacks unsecured networks and can be spread via memory sticks has increased in recent days, according to anti-virus experts.

Fake Antivirus Extortion Set to Grow in 2009 - 10 things users can do to protect themselves in 2009

Amongst the top threats that ESET predicts for 2009 is the increasing volume and sophistication of hackers' attempts to extort money from end users in return for fake anti-malware.

FTC halts fake anti-virus scans that scammed a million people

A US District Court has temporarily halted the operations of two firms accused of tricking internet users into buying bogus security products, also known as scareware or rogueware

Sophos security report names and shames USA for deluge of internet attacks in 2008

Sophos security report names and shames USA for deluge of internet attacks in 2008

Lack of education leads to rising tide of web, email and social networking attacks

Confick worm exploits Microsoft MS08-067 vulnerability

Back in October warnings were given about a critical security vulnerability found in some versions of Microsoft Windows

British National Party membership listed on internet

British National Party membership listed on internet

If you dont live in the UK, chances are that you dont know who the BNP are