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Boons or Banes on Mother’s Day: Malware Threat

BitDefender, the world leading Internet security solutions provider is maintaining extra vigilance monitoring all kinds of online malicious active immediately following the death of Osama bin Laden. Infact, the security software provider has even identified some cyber threats that can easily infect and harm PCs, as reported in news in infoTECH on May 04, 2011.

According to BitDefender, cyber crooks are now taking the advantage of this event in spreading cyber malware in the form of Storm Worm. Storm Worms are malicious software that hailed the networld in January 2007 through the videos of violent storm prevailing in Europe during that period.

As per Catalin Cosoi, Head of the BitDefender Online Threats Lab, shopping online provides unlimited advantages for shoppers though they are required to be aware of the potential dangers from cybercriminals, reports HELP NET SECURITY on May 04, 2011.

Cybercriminals are quite acquainted about people waiting eagerly for occasions to shop online through which they can easily trap and trick them in scams. It depends upon the level of understanding and education regarding spams on the part of netizens that will ultimately safeguard them and prevent them from falling easy prey to such nuisance.

The first choice in online shopping is e-cards, which is a green way of outpouring care and emotions for an individual. And spammers are sending loads of malware trickily through these greeting cards, which are often overlooked by innocent users. Spyeye, previously known as Zbot or the notorious Koobface, utilize many such tactics in fooling people and exploiting them off their money.

Spammers also trap users by attracting them with advertisement of jewelry, accessories, and pills and befool them into clicking harmful sites. These kinds of malicious sites contains e-threats including keylogger attacks, backdoor Trojans, and other exploitable threats that often take out all personal details from the user.

In conclusion, BitDefender is providing net users with necessary guides to keep their systems clean and safe from malwares. People are asked to check the source of emails prior to clicking any emails and be cautioned from accessing malicious e-cards.

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