Tag: flu

Zeus botnet pushes swine flu spam 
By SC Australia Staff | Dec 4, 2009 | Comment Now 
Installs a keylogger.
Cybercriminals leverage swine flu threat 
By SC Australia Staff | Nov 17, 2009 | Comment Now 
Sophos details Tamiflu fraud.
Surfers head to Google to search for Bing 
By Brett Winterford | Jul 28, 2009 | Comment Now 
While Swine Flu and ATO dominate Australian search terms.
Curtin Uni pushes VPN to mitigate Swine Flu risk 
By Brett Winterford | Jun 12, 2009 | Comment Now 
Curtin University CIO Peter Nikoletatos has asked faculty staff to download a VPN client on their home computers as part of a contingency plan against a Swine Flu pandemic.
Google targets swine flu with Australian search data 
By Liz Tay | Jun 9, 2009 | Comment Now 
Google is monitoring its Australian users' flu-related search queries in an effort to provide daily information on the spread of influenza.
Swine Flu spam continues to spread with cybercriminals using celebrity names 
By Dan Raywood | May 12, 2009 | Comment Now 
Spammers have moved to using celebrity names alongside swine flu terms to spread malicious links.
Malicious swine flu PDF file spreads password stealer 
By Dan Raywood | May 6, 2009 | Comment Now 
Symantec has reported that an email with a PDF attachment that promises to answer all questions about the swine flu virus contains a password stealer.
Swine flu spam leveling off, but attacks continue 
By Dan Kaplan | May 4, 2009 | Comment Now 
As reports of swine flu infections grow across the world, spammers and malware purveyors continue to try to cash in.
Swine flu forces remote work tool review 
By Ry Crozier | Apr 29, 2009 | Comment Now 
Aussie firms should ensure that remote working and collaboration tools are ready to scale to meet higher rates of absenteeism in the event of an outbreak of Swine flu.
Swine flu causes spam fever 
By Shaun Nichols | Apr 28, 2009 | Comment Now 
Just days after news surfaced of a swine flu outbreak in Mexico, spammers are exploiting the news to advertise online pharmacies.
Indonesia attacks bird flu with USB-based report system 
Jan 23, 2009 | Comment Now 
The Australian government will partially fund the deployment of web and USB stick-based versions of a veterinary reporting system to track and report bird flu outbreaks in ...
41,000 PCs seek bird flu cure 
By Simon Burns | Oct 9, 2007 | Comment Now 
An international grid of more than 41,000 computers is offering new hope in the search for treatments for the deadly avian influenza virus.
Internet horse flu vaccines are illegal  
Aug 28, 2007 | Comment Now 
The NSW Department of Primary Industries is warning horse owners to resist the urge to buy illegal equine influenza vaccine from the internet.
Boffins fly Google for bird flu map 
By Robert Jaques | May 2, 2007 | Comment Now 
US scientists create avian flu 'super map'.
Vaccinate your business against bird flu 
By Donal Casey | Mar 28, 2006 | Comment Now 
Over the past few months, birdflu has progressively crept closer to the U.K. What’s this got to do with security you might ask?
Bird flu spam spreads WMF trojan downloader  
By William Eazel | Feb 7, 2006 | Comment Now 
Security experts have warned of a new malicious email that uses social engineering playing on the growing fear of an avian flu epidemic to trick users into visiting a malicious ...
Evil spammers put lives at risk with bogus bird flu vaccines  
By William Eazel | Oct 28, 2005 | Comment Now 
Security experts have slammed unprincipled spammers for putting the lives of innocent people at risk by peddling bogus drugs online that claim to combat bird flu.
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