Top Three New Viruses To Be Aware Of
Yesterday I got a mail from Zone Alarm security bulletin informing me about three new type of viruses to be aware of. They are quite interesting.
Conficker sends out email spam without the PC owner's knowledge. In addition, Conficker uses pop-ups to warn of PC infection and offers fake antivirus software, called 'SpywareProtect2009' at a price of $49.95. If purchased, credit card information is stolen and the virus downloads even more malicious software.
Social networking is not safe from security threats. A new virus recently detected targets Twitter, the micro-blogging website.
3.Swine Flu Phishing Attacks:
There are an increasing number of reports regarding the swine flu and email scams. Unsolicited email messages are being sent with subject lines related to swine flu so recipients will open and click on harmful links or malicious attachments aimed at infecting PCs.
Things you can do to protect yourself from these virus attacks:
- Beware of swine flu related emails and subject lines
- Do not follow unsolicited web links or attachments in email messages
- Maintain up-to-date antivirus software
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 written by Ankit Agrawal