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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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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 2, 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.)
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 6, 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 2, 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 8, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 5, 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 2, 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 1, 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 2, 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 1, 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 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.)
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.)
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 1, 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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)

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Conficker Worm Free Removal Tool Has Been Released by the Enigma Software Group – ESG announced today that it has released a free removal tool that will eliminate the Conficker worm from infected computers...(Posted on, March 11, 2009.)