Beware the ICE virus hoax

Friday, 22 July 2005, 3:58 PM EST

Experts at Sophos have warned of a new virus hoax. If you receive a mail claiming that ICE is a virus, first don't believe it, second don't forward it, because it's a hoax.

The acronym ICE stands for In Case of Emergency. It's also the name coined for the campaign begun in May this year by paramedic Bob Brotchie, who works for the East Anglian Ambulance Service, to encourage mobile phone users to add a number of someone to contact in an emergency - under the the entry ICE - to their mobile phone directory.

At Ping Wales.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Apr 18th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //