LinkedIn took measures to improve security after 6.5 million of its users passwords leaked to Russian forum. On Friday, the company presented their improved user verification system which now has an additional verification code and works similarly to the one Twitter has installed earlier this year. According to a blog post made by the company’s officials the new feature will significantly increase the level of security and will prevent from unauthorized users accessing your account. After this announcement, LinkedIn became the latest website which integrated two-factor authentication to their website.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center has received less fraud complaints in 2012, but the volume of losses to victims grew.
The yearly statement of “Internet Crime Report” was announced on Tuesday. According to the IC3, a collaboration amongst FBI, National White Collar Crime Center and Bureau of Justice Assistance accepted 289,874 complaints last year. It accepted 310,000 complaints in 2011 and that was $485 million. Even if the number of complaints decreased in 2011, the losses increased by 8.3 percent according unverified sources.
The most popular complaints involved ransomware infections that imitate the FBI, and scareware applications that try to sell fake anti-virus products by stating the victim’s PC is supposedly infected.
System Care Antivirus is a fake antivirus application, a clone of AVASoft Antivirus Professional. Originated from Winwebsec malware family, this virus has inherited identical behavior and graphical interface from older versions. You may ask, whether System Care Antivirus remained dangerous? The answer is – absolutely YES.
The mentioned malware is very intrusive. It displays fake alert messages, prevents execution of legitimate software (including AV products), detects artificial infections in order to steal money from you. The original research declares that System Care Antivirus firstly attacked in United States on April 10th, by using a well known botnet from Ukraine.
AVASoft Antivirus Professional is a fake antivirus software that displays fake alert messages, prevents execution of legitimate programs and detects bogus infections in order to swindle money from computer users. Also known as AVASoft Professional Antivirus, this scam is the latest clone of Disk Antivirus Professional, and first appeared in France a few days ago. The infection comes from Winwebsec rogue family as usual.
Please be aware that AVASoft Antivirus Professional is not able to actually provide any protection for your PC. On the contrary, it is developed to steal money by using simple scare tactics. You may recognize this infection by the following symptoms:
- Installs itself silently or via various downloads, such as fake flash updates or codecs
- Pop-ups on your desktop and blocks any other software from running
- Performs a bogus scan and reports about invented viruses and other security problems
- Aggressively offers to purchase its licensed version to remove the founded threats
The mentioned fake antivirus displays a huge amount of fake alerts in system tray stating that your computer is extremely infected by trojans, backdoors, rootkits or worms. Please be noticed that all these hazardous alerts have only one purpose – to trick you into purchasing the full version of AVASoft Antivirus Professional.
AVASoft Antivirus Professional is the newest clone of previously active rogue anti-spyware called Disk Antivirus Professional. Malware researchers discovered this infection on March 18th in one of French social website which was temporarily hacked by cyber criminals.
As described in internet safety community, AVASoft Antivirus Professional belongs to Winwebsec malware family and has an identical behavior like previous version. One of malware research team provides an useful and simple removal guide, by following it you will get rid of the infection in a few minutes. The mentioned guide can be found here.
Babylon Search is a dangerous redirection virus and browser hijacker that changes your browser homepage, default search engine and causes browsing redirects.
Once installed, Babylon Search modifies your DNS settings and hijacks main browsers, such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. That results in continuous redirections to domain search.babylon.com.
Claro Search is a dangerous redirection virus and browser hijacker that changes your browser homepage, default search engine and causes browsing redirects.
Once installed, Claro Search modifies your DNS settings and hijacks main browsers, such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. That results in continuous redirections to domain claro-search.com.
Claro Search collects and stores all information about victims activity, logs every website you visit. All gathered data is sent to marketing companies or cyber criminals.
MyStart IncrediBar is an adware software and browser hijacker that changes your browser homepage, default search engine and causes browsing redirects.
Once installed, Incredibar alters DNS settings and hijacks main browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla and Internet Explorer. That results in continuous redirections to domain mystart.incredibar.com.
At first glance PC Defender Plus may look like a genuine PC protection tool that offers all necessary features that a real anti-virus program would, thus making it more credible. PC Defender Plus is able to infect your system even though the current protection application is on. If not revealed and removed, PC Defender Plus produces a bogus PC scan procedure and hundreds of fake protection statements, all trying to convince a PC user to buy its full edition, purportedly capacitated to wipe out all type of harmful threats.
Having your computer not secured by powerful, up-to-date security software, enables harmful applications to infiltrate your PC via downloads, bogus video codecs and similar ways. The infection is set up without your approval. After the set up PC Defender Plus is self-configured to launch on every system startup automatically.
Funmoods is a dangerous redirection virus and browser hijacker that changes your browser homepage, default search engine and causes browsing redirects.
Once installed, Funmoods modifies your DNS settings and hijacks main browsers, such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. That results in continuous redirections to domain start.funmoods.com.