Feeds

Royal wedding scareware scams arise as Big Day looms

Orf with their heads

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Spyware scammers have unsurprisingly latched onto the upcoming royal wedding as a theme for rogue anti-virus scams.

Royalists searching for terms related to the upcoming nuptials (e.g., "Middleton wedding dress idea") are likely to find links to scareware portals among the top results. Surfers who visit these portals will be encouraged to download software that falsely warns of non-existent security threats in a bid to trick marks into paying for worthless software.

Miscreants use search engine manipulation techniques themed around items in the news to drive traffic to such sites and the upcoming royal wedding is no exception. Indeed a similar scareware punting ruse was launched when Kate and Wills announced their engagement last year.

A write- up of the latest scareware scam can be found in blog posts by GFI Software (here) and Eset (here). ®

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Scale data protection with your virtual environment
To scale at the rate of virtualization growth, data protection solutions need to adopt new capabilities and simplify current features.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?