Thought for the month

“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.” Edmund Burke, politician (1729 – 97).

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Un-LuckyCat

A recent update from Trend Micro has reviewed the latest cybercriminal and malware offerings. These included the LuckyCat campaign aimed at accessing Mac computers via a flaw in MS Word and the hijacking of a part of a legitimate social networking website to dupe users into downloading malware by clicking on a realistic looking Starbucks logo for a gift. In addition, cybercriminals are increasingly capitalizing on the growth of Android users who use their smartphones to gain internet access. In the first three months of 2012 Trend Micro identified approximately 5,000 new malicious Android apps. In the same period the top countries for sending spam were: India (20 percent), Indonesia (13 percent), South Korea (12 percent), and Russia (10 percent).

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