Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

Jason Perlow

Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

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Spyware news

My apologies for the lack of blogging recently. Here are a few good places to keep up with the spyware news, sites that I read on a daily basis, SunbeltBLOG, Vitalsecurity, SecurityFix, Ben Edelman and others listed in my blogroll on this page.

June 19, 2006 by Suzi Turner

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Spyware fighter under DDoS attack by DollarRevenue trojan

My good friend and colleague in the spyware fighting business, Patrick Jordan, aka Webhelper on the forums, has been under a DDoS attack since June 16 at his website, webhelper4u.com. This is not the first time anti-spyware websites have been attacked by the malware pushers. In 2004 several well known sites in the anti-spyware community were hit.

June 19, 2006 by Suzi Turner

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Follow up on Circuit City's hacked forum

Last week I blogged about the hacking of Circuit City's customer support forum.  They've now patched the security hole that allowed the forum to be hacked with iframes leading to sites downloading the Galapoper trojan, used to send spam.

June 6, 2006 by Suzi Turner

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My computer is in serious danger...

I recently did an online scan at the site of a major antivirus vendor. Now I've gotten two emails like this:AdvertisementDear Valued Customer:Thank You for using Active Scan.

June 6, 2006 by Suzi Turner

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Circuit City forum hacked to infect users with spam bots

I find it very troubling that the ISPs, groups and individuals involved with these websites well known and well documented for running exploits continue to operate apparently unhampered. The activities going on from these sites are clearly illegal under US laws and there’s no international effort that I’m aware of to shut down these criminals

June 2, 2006 by Suzi Turner

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Zango gets botnet action

Things have been quiet on the 180solutions front for a while, but now they are back in the news with Zango adware being pushed by a botnet, discovered and detailed by Paperghost at VitalSecurity, complete with screenshots. The story goes like this.

May 26, 2006 by Suzi Turner

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IM browser hijack with music

From FaceTime’s Greynets Blog — I’m not kidding — spread through instant messaging, a browser hijacker that plays music and is named Safety Browser. Oh, the irony.

May 22, 2006 by Suzi Turner

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