Malware is still being created at the record levels reached in the previous quarter: 15 million new samples were generated, at an average rate of 160,000 every day, according to Panda Security.
Malicious emails impersonating Gmail Account Services have been spotted hitting inboxes around the world, falsely claiming that the users' Gmail account has been logged into from an unrecognized device.
For most malware, performing their malicious task(s) is the primary goal, and a close second is to stay unnoticed on the system for as long as possible.
The Facebook scam is a familiar phenomenon to every user of the popular social network, and most of them have fallen for it at one time or another as it only takes a moment of distraction to click on an interesting link.
A new funny video spreading on Facebook leaves a not-so-hilarious Trojan in its wake on users’ computers, according to research by Bitdefender.