While cybercriminals are often opportunistic as well, it is believed that in 2013 the ready availability of testing platforms—some with money back guarantees from their sponsors—make it all the more likely malware will continue to slip through single-tier traditional security systems. As a result we believe we will see more attacks where attackers hold long-term, high impact access to businesses.


Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month.


As the holiday shopping season approaches, cybercriminals are readying their scam list and checking it twice. And this year, no platform is off limits.

Cybercriminals save their best schemes for the holidays, they say, dressing online scams to steal personal information and money in festive, seasonal wrapping. There are likely to be more online scam victims during those busy shopping and travelling December days than at any other time during the year.


Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month.


Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month.


In honor of Halloween season and all things scary, we’ve compiled a roundup of ‘spooky’ online trends and news from around the world this past month… 



Lavasoft News has compiled a list of "security shorts" - summaries of other online security stories making news around the world this past month.


Facebook has launched a new email address, phish@fb.com. This email is dedicated for its users to report any activities that are linked to phisihing. This includes any receiving phishing emails that seek to trick members into revealing their personal account information.

This is another step for the social network giant is taking to stop phishing lurking in their system. The email address accepts reports of any such phishing attempts, saying they will “investigate and request for browser blacklisting and site takedowns where appropriate.”



Skype has confirmed that its VoIP software contains a bug which could result in instant messages (IMs) being sent to unintended recipients. The privacy bug was first reported in the Skype Support Network by a user who, after an update to their Skype client last month, encountered the problem in which some of their messages went to another contact. Following this report, a number of other users also confirmed having experienced the problem.


The hacker team D33Ds Co has published a text file that contains 453 491 emails with user passwords for a wide Internet audience. Among them there are more than 138 thousands of Yahoo accounts.


Associated Press has reported that despite repeated alerts, tens of thousands of Americans may still lose their Internet service Monday unless they do a quick check of their computers for malware that could have taken over their machines more than a year ago.


As the start of the Summer Olympics in London nears, consumers need to be on the lookout for malware creators and scammers trying to make a quick buck off of the festivities, reports Naked Security.