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Black Ops Map Pack Scam

Bits and pieces of popular culture will always be a target for scams, and we’ve already seen more than our fair share of Black Ops shenaningans; fake keygens / cracks back in November, and a curious tale from January of how gamers broke into a radiology...

Egypt’s government turns off Internet

An experiment in non-communication? In what some observers are calling a first, the government of Egypt has shut down the country’s four Internet service providers, blacking out nearly all net access in the country in the face of widespread protests. According to the...

Rogue presents bowser hijacking

Sure, I’ll buy Antivirus.Net.FakeSpyPro rogue. Yesterday on the GFI Rogue Blog we reported finding the Antivirus.Net rogue security product (FakeSpyPro family).  (Click on graphic to enlarge) Today, researcher Patrick Jordan came across the browser hijacking...

Year-end malware stats from AV-Test

Andreas Marx at AV-Test has shared some more information which highlights the significance of the malware problem. The numbers are staggering — AV-Test processed an average of 54k samples per day in 2010, up from an average of 33k in 2009 — and up from 426 samples per...