Federal authorities say they have cracked open a cybercrime gang that allegedly duped hundreds of thousands of consumers into paying more than $100 million for worthless antivirus protection, priced from $30 to $70.
A Chicago grand jury returned this indictment against Bjorn Daniel Sundin, 31, a U.S. citizen believed to be living in the Ukraine; Shaileshkumar P. Jain, 40, a Swedish citizen believed to be living in Sweden; and James Reno, 26, of Amelia, Ohio.
The three are alleged to have help operate an online company, called Innovative Marketing, registered in Belize, that sold worthless programs with names like “Antivirus 2008″ and “DriveCleaner” and “ErrorSafe.” Read Full Article Here
Copyright Violation Alert Ransomware in the Wild
We have consistently tried to provide up to date information to our visitors. This includes the numerous viruses and Scareware variants roaming the internet. But there is yet another twist worth bringing to everyone’s attention “Ransomware”. It targets torrent users of all people, and looks pretty persuasive at first.
Once caught, torrent users will receive a claim that the individual will be sued for a certain amount of money unless they are willing to settle immediately (via online payment of course). Find the full article here ZDNet.com
We are asked almost daily “what is the best anti virus software program to purchase,” or “how do we prevent getting viruses on our computer?” Yet, we continue to check computers in for servicing that have full featured internet security suites and are overwhelmed with Malware. To avoid this, we try to advocate Safe Internet Browsing Habits. What this means to us is (more…)