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IRS NOT!

Don’t go there: The Zeus Trojan is being spread through a major spam campaign under the guise of a notice from the IRS. Spam emails contain a subject line of “Notice of Underreported Income.” If users follow a link in the spam or open an attachment they...

Sunbelt Philippine Office Closed by Flooding

Here at the Sunbelt headquarters in Tampa Bay, Florida, we’ve had limited contact with the staff in our research office in Manila, Philippines, about the flooding situation there from Tropical Storm Ondoy (also called Ketsana). Our Manila office is in an area...

“Twitter is dead”

Robert X. Cringely’s blog “Notes from the Field” carried a piece under that head today. Cringely (is that his real name?) has a writing style that can only be described as a breathless, rapid-fire series of snarls. I appears that his basic outlook is: “I don’t like...

Virus Bulletin conference news headlines

The worst part about going to a mega-conference like Virus Bulletin 2009 is the vast amount of stuff there to see and do, all the food that you overeat and the late nights you spend drinking too much beer with other professionals in your field. The best part is… well…...