Tag: scareware

Swedish scareware payment processor gets US prison sentence 
 
Final "scareware" defendant to pay $159M to FTC  
 
Scareware vendor cops million dollar fine 
By Juha Saarinen | Oct 3, 2012 | Comment Now 
Software sales ban applied.
 
Reveton ransomware resurges 
By Danielle Walker | Aug 13, 2012 | Comment Now 
Scareware part of malware cocktail.
 
FBI busts two global scareware rings  
By Angela Moscaritolo | Jun 24, 2011 | Comment Now 
EU law enforcement busts criminals.
 
Scareware-monger to cough up US$8m 
By Liam Tung | Jan 31, 2011 | Comment Now 
Operators of Winfixer, Drive Cleaner and Antivirus XP to pay up.
 
Three people indicted in $100m scareware operation 
By Iain Thomson | May 31, 2010 | Comment Now 
Authorities attempt to reclaim cash from Ukrainian bank.
 
McAfee warns of scareware plague 
Mar 10, 2010 | Comment Now 
Fake anti-virus scams extracting millions from unwary users.
 
FBI warns of scareware threat 
By Phil Muncaster | Dec 14, 2009 | Comment Now 
Fake AV scams have already cost users A$164m.
 
Symantec finds rogue AV to be well-oiled profit machine 
 
Fake Twitter accounts lead to scareware sites 
By Phil Muncaster | Sep 22, 2009 | Comment Now 
Fake profiles auto-generated.
 
Spam and scareware on the rise in 2009 
By SC Australia Staff | Jul 14, 2009 | Comment Now 
A 60 per cent increase in spam volumes has resulted in spam now representing 90 per cent of all inbound email, according to the TRACElabs report on the first half of 2009 from ...
 
Commonwealth Bank phishing scam changes its MO 
By Angela Moscaritolo | Jun 4, 2009 | Comment Now 
A new attack targeting Outlook users has morphed from trying to retrieve login credentials to attempting to infect users with fake anti-virus products.
 
Twitter hit with rogue anti-virus scams 
By Greg Masters | Jun 3, 2009 | Comment Now 
Users of popular blogging platform Twitter fell victim this past week to a scareware scam in which they were offered a "Best Video," but by clicking through, invited onto their ...
 
Microsoft report shows scareware, file-fomat bugs on rise 
By Dan Kaplan | Apr 9, 2009 | Comment Now 
Rogue anti-virus, or scareware, programs -- which entice a user into purchasing fake security software by telling them their machine is infected -- has emerged as the biggest ...
 
Vundo Trojan begins sending out ransomware 
Mar 27, 2009 | Comment Now 
The Vundo Trojan has changed its output from scareware to ransomware.
 
Authorities urged to step up scareware crackdown 
By Phil Muncaster | Dec 18, 2008 | Comment Now 
Law enforcers and regulatory authorities were urged today to crack down even harder on companies selling so-called scareware, or risk these threats increasing through 2009.
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