HOME BZU Mail Box Online Games Radio and TV Live Cricket Score All Albums
Go Back   BZU PAGES: Find Presentations, Reports, Student's Assignments and Daily Discussion; Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan Welcome to all the Students Daily News And halat-e-hazra Tech world

Tech world All news and information about latest technology


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30-09-2011, 11:20 PM
.BZU.'s Avatar


 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: near Govt College of Science Multan Pakistan
Posts: 9,688
Contact Number: Removed
Program / Discipline: BSIT
Class Roll Number: 07-15
.BZU. has a reputation beyond repute.BZU. has a reputation beyond repute.BZU. has a reputation beyond repute.BZU. has a reputation beyond repute.BZU. has a reputation beyond repute.BZU. has a reputation beyond repute.BZU. has a reputation beyond repute.BZU. has a reputation beyond repute.BZU. has a reputation beyond repute.BZU. has a reputation beyond repute.BZU. has a reputation beyond repute
Cool Fake antivirus scareware scams show big summer decline


FBI arrests taking a toll on scareware software

Name:  scareware_sysdefscan_crop1.jpg
Views: 142
Size:  96.2 KB
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.


The US-based company’s statistics culled from scans and customer support reports showed a dramatic 60 percent drop in new detections this summer, with a particularly marked fall between June and July.
Running the names of two common fake antivirus products through Google’s Trend search volume tool, Enigma researchers found that searches for ‘Vista Security 2012’ and ‘XP Security 2012’ dropped equally precipitously over the same period of time.

“We’ve seen a drastic drop in scan logs from new users, support logs, detections, and support tickets from new customers. Basically, we’ve witnessed a 60 percent decline in new fake AVs, scareware, and rogue anti-virus incidents,” the company says in a blog.
Although Enigma was not able to provide absolute numbers, the drop still chimes with that noted by McAfee in August, which said it had also seen a 60 percent drop around the same time.
The drop in scareware programs is usually and probably justifiably attributed to the FBI’s Operation Trident Tribunal summer campaign against fake AV operations across the globe that saw companies raided in Latvia, the Ukraine and half a dozen other countries.
Separately in June, the head of Russian company ChronoPay, Pavel Vrublevsky, was arrested for allegedly ordering a DDoS attack against a rival firm. His company was also believed to be a conduit for the payment processing in which fake antivirus scams depend.
Another longer-term factor could simply be the growing popularity of free antivirus programs such as Microsoft’s Security Essentials, which are now sophisticated enough to detect the biggest scam programs. If people know they can download security software without paying the attraction of buying expensive – and possibly bogus - programs declines too.
If scareware is under serious pressure that might explain a recent tendency of scareware programs to adopt a more threatening tone, sometimes using the impersonation of real organsiations.
In a recent example, infected Windows users were accused of running pirated versions of the OS, with users unwilling to pay a sum of money to a company claiming to represent Microsoft being threatened with de-activation.


In another slightly different incarnation, criminals impersonated the UK’s Metropolitan Police in an attempt to lever money from victims accused of visiting extremist and porn websites. There could be more of this to come.
Earlier this year, the first Mac fake antivirus program was discovered.
__________________
(¯`v´¯)
`*.¸.*`

¸.*´¸.*´¨) ¸.*´¨)
(¸.*´ (¸.
Bzu Forum

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
antivirus, big, decline, fake, scams, scareware, show, summer


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Email Tips for Scams and Spam .BZU. Networking/Ethical Hacking 0 18-05-2011 04:53 AM
Not Only Fake Degrees but Politicians are Ready to have a Fake Mother - Exposed by Lucman thecool Youtube Videos/Clips etc 0 22-04-2011 08:07 PM
Flying/Floating Stone in Jerusalem :: Fake Image/ Hoax/ A Fake Mojza .BZU. Islam 0 11-11-2010 02:58 AM
India's Biggest Scams and Scamsters usman_latif_ch Articles 2 17-02-2009 09:40 AM
Trade deficit may soar after rupee decline .BZU. Daily News And halat-e-hazra 0 10-05-2008 07:22 AM

Best view in Firefox
Almuslimeen.info | Cloud Computing | Dedicated server hosting
Note: All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. We will take action against any copyright violation if it is proved to us.

All times are GMT +5. The time now is 06:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.