scareware

Swedish scareware payment processor gets US prison sentence

Swedish scareware payment processor gets US prison sentence

960,000 victims.
Dec 17 2012 11:55AM
Final "scareware" defendant to pay $159M to FTC

Final "scareware" defendant to pay $159M to FTC

Four year case wraps up.
Oct 3 2012 9:28AM
Scareware vendor cops million dollar fine

Scareware vendor cops million dollar fine

Software sales ban applied.
Oct 3 2012 5:45AM
Reveton ransomware resurges

Reveton ransomware resurges

Scareware part of malware cocktail.
Aug 13 2012 10:06AM
FBI busts two global scareware rings

FBI busts two global scareware rings

EU law enforcement busts criminals.
Jun 24 2011 9:40AM
Scareware-monger to cough up US$8m

Scareware-monger to cough up US$8m

Operators of Winfixer, Drive Cleaner and Antivirus XP to pay up.
Jan 31 2011 6:25AM
Three people indicted in $100m scareware operation

Three people indicted in $100m scareware operation

Authorities attempt to reclaim cash from Ukrainian bank.
May 31 2010 7:13AM
McAfee warns of scareware plague

McAfee warns of scareware plague

Fake anti-virus scams extracting millions from unwary users.
Mar 10 2010 2:00PM
FBI warns of scareware threat

FBI warns of scareware threat

Fake AV scams have already cost users A$164m.
Dec 14 2009 7:19AM
Symantec finds rogue AV to be well-oiled profit machine

Symantec finds rogue AV to be well-oiled profit machine

Business is booming.
Oct 20 2009 10:41AM
Fake Twitter accounts lead to scareware sites

Fake Twitter accounts lead to scareware sites

Fake profiles auto-generated.
Sep 22 2009 11:25AM
Spam and scareware on the rise in 2009

Spam and scareware on the rise in 2009

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 Marshal8e6.
Jul 14 2009 10:17AM
Commonwealth Bank phishing scam changes its MO

Commonwealth Bank phishing scam changes its MO

A new attack targeting Outlook users has morphed from trying to retrieve login credentials to attempting to infect users with fake anti-virus products.
Jun 4 2009 10:52AM
Twitter hit with rogue anti-virus scams

Twitter hit with rogue anti-virus scams

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 computer offers for a rogue security application.
Jun 3 2009 11:06AM
Microsoft report shows scareware, file-fomat bugs on rise

Microsoft report shows scareware, file-fomat bugs on rise

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 security threat facing internet users, according to Microsoft's sixth Security Intelligence Report.
Apr 9 2009 10:42AM
Vundo Trojan begins sending out ransomware

Vundo Trojan begins sending out ransomware

The Vundo Trojan has changed its output from scareware to ransomware.
Mar 27 2009 11:12AM
Authorities urged to step up scareware crackdown

Authorities urged to step up scareware crackdown

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.
Dec 18 2008 6:34AM

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