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Federal Court Dismisses Frivolous Suit Against Enigma Software Group An action brought by a former customer against Enigma Software Group USA, LLC ("ESG") was dismissed in its entirety on February 5, 2016 in federal court in Columbus, Ohio. The plaintiff had filed suit against ESG in 2013... (Posted on, February 08, 2016)
Enigma Software Group Responds to Bleeping Computer Press Barrage Enigma Software Group USA, LLC ("ESG") responded today to a recent press barrage launched by Bleeping Computer LLC and its owner Lawrence Abrams. ESG filed suit against Bleeping Computer in federal court in New York on January 5, 2016... (Posted on, February 05, 2016)

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What Anti-Malware Scanning Stats Can Tell Us About Our Lifestyles One of the story lines that inevitably emerges in the coverage of major snowstorms like the one that hit the East Coast late last month has... (Posted on, February 03, 2016)
Malware spike during winter storm attributed to boosted porn traffic While Winter Storm Jonas was blanketing the east coast last week, a storm of malware was hitting the computers of those trapped inside by the snow. (Posted on, January 28, 2016)
Winter Storm Jonas leads to spike in computer infections Enigma Software's Ryan Gerding on the increase in computer hacks in states hit by Winter Storm Jonas, and what can be done to prevent them. (Posted on, January 28, 2016)
The east coast blizzard caused an epic malware storm, according to Enigma Software Were you cooped up thanks to Storm Jonas this past week? You might have some computer woes to worry about, as well. Enigma Software has published a new survey that claims... (Posted on, January 27, 2016)
Malware accumulated like snowflakes during blizzard Most D.C.-area residents took it easy through the blizzard but hackers remained active, with malware infections spiking across... (Posted on, January 25, 2016)
Computer viruses attack in some cities more than others There are rankings for the best and worst cities for crime, education, housing prices and a slew of other quality-of-life measures. Now cities can... (Posted on, January 21, 2016)
The top 20 most computer infected cities in the U.S. It\’s probably safe to assume at this point that you or someone you know may have been affected by a virus or malware. If you haven’t experienced this torture, kudos. (Posted on, January 15, 2016)
Here are the most malware-ridden cities in America Anti-virus firm Enigma Software has released a list of cities to avoid if you don’t want your PC to catch malware. (Posted on, January 15, 2016)
Cybercriminal Activity Requires Constant Vigilance The number of malware infections on home computers jumped 84.1% in December 2015 over the previous month. That’s according to a report by Enigma Software Group... (Posted on, January 08, 2016)
Report: Hackings spike in Philadelphia on Cyber Monday Philadelphia did not escape the fallout of Cyber Monday, one of the most active online shopping days of the year. (Posted on, December 03, 2015)
Malware attacks spike a day before Cyber Monday In New York City, malware infections were up 125% on Nov. 29, compared with the average number of daily infections in the previous month... (Posted on, December 01, 2015)
Cyber Monday: it's the most wonderful time of year for cyber-attackers Holiday shopping triggers spike in cybercrime, experts say, so ignore dodgy-looking emails and social media posts and verify orders on retailers’ websites (Posted on, November 28, 2015)
Montreal moves into top spot on Canada’s malware map for June Montreal is the new malware capital of Canada – at least for this month. The new most-infected city overtakes another Quebec city... (Posted on, June 02, 2015)
Malware infections spike on Memorial Day in DC Malware infections tend to spike at times when users are more likely to be home, such as corporate holidays. (Posted on, May 22, 2015)
Survey: Federal employees commemorate Memorial Day by watching porn Nothing says honoring our nation’s fallen service members like downloading some porn on Memorial Day. (Posted on, May 22, 2015)
Survey: Federal employees commemorate Memorial Day by watching porn Nothing says honoring our nation’s fallen service members like downloading some porn on Memorial Day. (Posted on, May 22, 2015)
No, federal workers are not necessarily watching porn on their days off What do federal employees do on their days off? When it’s a federal holiday like Memorial Day, you might imagine firing up the grill... (Posted on, May 22, 2015)
Malware map of Canada’s top 10 most-infected cities – Can you guess who’s #1? Every day, at least 10,000 computers across Canada are hit by a new malware infection – and it’s likely many... (Posted on, April 10, 2015)
Most Popular Malware Threats and How to Avoid Them Impersonating police, holding computers for ransom, and creating fake software. These are just a few of... (Posted on, March 23, 2015)
Location, Location: Your Risk of Fraud Is Tied to Your Address A new data point is emerging about online fraud and cyber risk that is giving the business community pause... (Posted on, March 02, 2015)
3 Apps for Lent…and Beyond According to, school, chocolate, and Twitter are the top three things people on Twitter are giving up this Lent... (Posted on, February 28, 2015)
Derby is fourth worst UK city for cyber attacks DERBY is the fourth worst in a list of 50 UK cities hit by cyber attacks, according to a new report... (Posted on, February 20, 2015)
Sheffield cyber attacks four times national average With the nation’s biggest population, London had the most actual number of computer infections last year with 1,928,098... (Posted on, February 20, 2015)
Ribbon Cutting for Cybersecurity Center Comes as Danger Increases RWith a seemingly endless number of recent computer data breaches, the need for improved cybersecurity continues to grow... (Posted on, February 06, 2015)
Hacked because of the weather Remember last week's Winter Storm Juno? It was originally billed as a historic weather event for the Eastern Seaboard but as many residents... (Posted on, February 02, 2015)
Porn and the snowbound workforce Seems all those bored employees stuck at home during this week's "snowpocalypse" led to a huge surge of P.C. infections from malware and spyware tied to randy users visiting pornography websites... (Posted on, January 29, 2015)
Study shows older people are more susceptible to malware attacks When it comes to being exposed to malware and viruses, who do you think is more likely to fall victim – the kid who spends every waking hour online, or... (Posted on, January 26, 2015)
D.C. ranks as 12th most-hacked city in U.S. D.C. is 12th most-hacked city in the United States, according to a study by anti-spyware software developer Enigma Software... (Posted on, January 08, 2015)
Tampa #1 in nation for computer hacker attacks Tampa is number one in the nation, but not for the reason you might hope. A new study from finds our region is the single-most hacked spot in the country... (Posted on, January 05, 2015)
Tampa tops list as nation's "most-hacked" city It's a title no one wants: Tampa is the nation's "most-hacked" city in America, according to a Clearwater-based company (Posted on, January 05, 2015)
Jacksonville one of the least hacked cities in Florida While major Florida cities ranked as some of the most hacked in the nation, according to a recent article from Forbes, Jacksonville is not high on the list... (Posted on, January 05, 2015)
Orlando named one of the most hacked cities in America A recent article from Forbes revealed a far more dubious notoriety for Orlando than its friendly moniker as the City Beautiful... (Posted on, January 05, 2015)
Porn or population: Why Tampa is the most hacked city in America A recent article from Forbes revealed a far more dubious notoriety for Tampa than Lightning Capital of the World. The article cited data from Enigma Software Group... (Posted on, January 05, 2015)
St. Louis third most-hacked city in the United States When it comes to computer infections, St. Louis trails only Tampa and Orlando among the most-hacked cities in America... (Posted on, January 02, 2015)
A City-By-City Look At Who Is Getting Hacked Big Data is giving companies ever more granular insight into what makes their customers tick by helping to connect seemingly disparate data points into a bigger picture... (Posted on, January 01, 2015)
Malware infections on the rise in the Rocket City HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Cyber criminals have Huntsville in their crosshairs. "There is a tremendous amount of hacking and cyber security issues here in Huntsville", said GigaParts sales manager Ed Clifford.... (Posted on, December 02, 2014)
How you can protect yourself when online shopping Mt. Lebanon resident Jason Silver has already started looking for bargains this holiday season. "I've seen some great deals, even in advance of Cyber Monday," he told Channel 11... (Posted on, December 01, 2014)
Taking Action: How to safely shop online on Cyber Monday Every year more and more people choose to avoid the hoards of holiday shoppers and buy online. With Cyber Monday set for December 1, 2014, cyber criminals are also gearing up for the Christmas rush... (Posted on, November 30, 2014)
Malware surge, high times in Denver, equal opportunity deluge Being snowed-in can lead some people to unusual pursuits, especially while on their computers. reported that malware and spyware infections... (Posted on, November 28, 2014)
Crooks Use Royal Baby To Attack Computers Eyes and ears around the world are anxiously awaiting news out of England - that the royal baby has arrived. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge is set to give birth anytime now to her and Prince William's first child but... (Posted on, July 16, 2013)
Crooks Will Try To Capitalize On Super Bowl Watchers When San Francisco and Baltimore hit the grid-iron Sunday, it will be more than just the players taking hits. So, too, will be many of the people watching the game... (Posted on, January 30, 2013)
Computer Spyware Will Likely Spike After Christmas Young says most infected computers will show signs. Two of the biggies are when a computer runs slowly or has lots of random pop-ups... (Posted on, December 24, 2012)
Ramsomware Poses New Threat to Users A new exploit poses as law enforcement to trap users into paying to unlock their system What you need to know about the exploit and how to keep your users safe... (Posted on, December 12, 2012)
Nix That Click: Six Scareware Scams To Watch Out For One of the most cunning ploys to get people to download malware is rogue antispyware. Also known as scareware, the applications are installed through poisoned links... (Posted on, April 10, 2012)
Oscar Night Could Be An Award-Winner For Computer Viruses On Oscars night, computer infections around the USA are expected to soar by a whopping 30%, making it the biggest increase in attacks for any day of the year so far... (Posted on, February 24, 2012)
Holiday season is fertile ground for most malware infections Research data compiled by the site over the last year (late 2010 to present) showed Dec. 27, 2010, to have the largest spike in malware infections it tracked, with a 56% increase over the previous day... (Posted on, December 22, 2011)
Scareware is back to spook, swindle users, warns Enigma The summer 'holiday' was the result of an international crackdown on scareware cybercrime rings carried out in June. Twelve countries collaborated in an anti-cybercrime effort to shut down two crime rings that caused more than $72 million in losses... (Posted on, December 06, 2011)
Comment: Cyber-gang Crackdown Cripples Malware Traffic... for Now This past summer's FBI-coordinated crackdown on computer scareware companies virtually shut the fake security software business down, but without the implementation of tough, diverse preventative solutions... (Posted on, October 12, 2011)
Fake Antivirus 'Scareware' Scams Decline Good news from the security frontline: The phenomenon of rogue antivirus 'scareware' really does appear to be on the wane, at least according to figures from security company Enigma Software... (Posted on, October 01, 2011)
Fake antivirus scareware scams show big summer decline FBI arrests taking a toll on scareware software. The US-based company's statistics culled from scans and customer support reports showed a dramatic 60 percent drop in new detections... (Posted on, September 29, 2011)
Who Killed the Fake Antivirus Business? The fake-antivirus business was a big money-maker in the first half of this year. Then, at the end of June, fake-AV products practically disappeared from the web. Was it technology, or does traditional law enforcement deserve the credit... (Posted on, August 29, 2011)
Report: Fake Anti-Virus "Scareware" Programs on the Decline One of the most insidious ways that malware scammers infect users' computers is through fake anti-virus programs. For years Internet denizens have seen pop-ups in their browsers claiming that 'your computer is infected, click here to get rid of this virus... (Posted on, August 19, 2011)
Hackers Luring Victims Using Japan Disaster Security researchers say that hackers are using the unfolding disaster in Japan by appealing to people's sense of altruism or, in some cases, voyeurism by sending spam email that contain links laden with malicious code... (Posted on, July 06, 2011)
Scammers Roil the Internet in Wake of Bin Laden Death By following some easy steps, you can avoid being taken to the bank by Web scam artists who are using one of the biggest news events in recent memory - the death of Osama bin Laden - to steal credit card, bank account and Social Security numbers.... (Posted on, May 05, 2011)
Scammers use current events to steal money, personal information Scammers are increasingly using current events, such as the Japan earthquake and tsunami, to trick people into donating money to bogus organizations or clicking on bogus news reports that contain embedded malware... (Posted on, March 29, 2011)
Cyber Crooks See Huge Opportunity In Japan's Tragedy Don't let yourself become a cyber victim of the calamity in Japan. Within just a few hours of the recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami, criminals pounced on the tragedy... (Posted on, March 22, 2011)
Japan Quake Woes Includes Wave Of Online Scams The earthquake and tsunami in Japan have produced widespread grief and misery, but they've also brought opportunity to one segment of society: crooks... (Posted on, March 18, 2011)
Atlanta Has Dubious Honor of Highest Malware Infection Rate New York and Los Angeles are major metropolitan areas with exponentially larger populations than most other US cities, so they lead the way for total volume of malware infections... (Posted on, July 06, 2010)
At Least 1380 Suspected Infected PC in Mauritius According to ESG Malware Tracker, there are at least 1380 suspected infected computers or stations across Mauritius... (Posted on, June 07, 2010)
Malware Tracker Map Gives Live Worldwide Coverage of Infected Computers Right now, there are 1.5 million computers in the U.S. that are suspected to be infected with malware, although that figure seems inordinately low, but we'll come to that in a bit... (Posted on, May 27, 2010)
Malware Tracker Map – bird's eye view of nasty software from bad people This Malware Tracker Map gives a depressing view of the global level of suspected and confirmed malware attacks by country and region... (Posted on, May 27, 2010)
Even dirtier IT jobs: The muck stops here Hey, we can't all have careers at Google. Sometimes when you work in IT, you have to hold your nose and hope for the best. Last year we named "The 7 dirtiest jobs in IT," but we barely scratched the topic's grime-caked surface... (Posted on, April 06, 2009)
No problems so far as April Fools' computer worm awakens An April Fool's Day computer worm was launched on Wednesday but so far has not caused problems for the millions of computers that are believed to be infected... (Posted on, April 01, 2009)
Conficker Cabal goes after computer worm A group of online detectives in the United States is looking for a computer worm called Conficker C that is believed to be poised to do its damage on April 1... (Posted on, March 25, 2009)
Hackers poison PCs that Google "March Madness" Cybercriminals have begun poisoning Google search results to misdirect sports fans looking to participate in March Madness festivities, security firms say... (Posted on, March 18, 2009)
FAQ: The rapid spread of SQL injection attacks A criminal hacker's epiphany: Why not automate SQL inject attacks and use botnets to launch them... (Posted on, March 17, 2009)
Latest Conficker worm gets nastier The authors of the latest variant of the Conficker worm are upping the ante against security vendors who are working to stop the spread... (Posted on, March 13, 2009)
No Fooling: Conficker Set To Strike April 1 Almost two months ago, we noted how antivirus firm F-Secure estimated that the Conficker/Downadup worm had infected nearly 9 million PCs... (Posted on, March 13, 2009)
Conficker/Downadup Evolves To Defend Itself The enigmatic Conficker worm has evolved, adopting new capabilities that make it more difficult than ever to find and eradicate... (Posted on, March 12, 2009)
N.Y. Region Big On Anti-Spyware, But So Is The Last Frontier, Alaska Alaska and the New York City metropolitan area are miles apart in culture and distance... (Posted on, September 08, 2008)
Google Tailors YouTube for Suits Google is offering businesses an inexpensive, user-friendly way to share internal videos... (Posted on, September 02, 2008)
Technology Live: New York City with the Most Spyware No one disputes the far-reaching scourge of spyware and adware, but few have studied who is most likely to be targeted in the USA. Until now... (Posted on, August 13, 2008)