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Your Computer is Infected, Call This Number (Scam)

Just a quick post as i received a call from a client saying that he had a message on his computer today “stating that his computer has a serious virus and then asked him to call 866-628-4936 or a UK number to remove the virus” which was a voice speaking to him!!

This is defiantly a SCAM “DO NOT CALL THE NUMBER”

If you require any help or support with this problem please don’t hesitate to contact us or visit our website Remote computer repair

Kind Regards

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Symantec anti-virus update makes some PCs crash

The company disclosed the problem on its website, saying that an update to its widely used Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 and Norton anti-virus software for businesses caused some PCs running Microsoft Windows XP software to crash repeatedly, showing what is known as the “blue screen of death.”

The embarrassment comes at a challenging time for Symantec, whose shares have lost about a quarter of their value since it warned of a pending profit decline three months ago.

The company knows so far of about 300 corporate customers that have been affected, and about 60 consumer customers. Customers reported it took Symantec hours to identify and fix the bug and that they needed to fix computers broken by the tainted update on their own.

Symantec blamed the glitch on software compatibility issues that arose after an update was released late on Wednesday. PCs could be fixed if customers manually removed the software from each disabled computer.

Google warns 20,000 websites they could be infected with malware

Google has warned 20,000 websites that they might be hacked and injected with JavaScript redirect malware, Google said.

In a message sent this week, Google said some pages of the website may be hacked. “Specifically, we think that JavaScript has been injected into your site by a third party and may be used to redirect users to malicious sites,” the Google Search Quality team said. The team said files are infected with unfamiliar JavaScript and warned that site owners should search for files containing “eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,r)” in particular. The code may be placed in HTML, JavaScript or PHP files.

Websites were also warned that server configuration files could have been compromised.”As a result of this, your site may be cloaking and showing the malicious content only in certain situations. It emphasized that it is important to remove the malware and fix the vulnerability to protect site visitors. Webmasters were also urged to keep their software up-to-date and to contact their Web hosts for technical support.

It is not the first time Google has warned website owners to look for malware infections, Google spokesman Mark Jansen said in an email. “It’s part of our ongoing mission to be transparent with webmasters and do our bit to help prevent spam,” he said. “In fact this isn’t a new phenomenon; we communicate very openly with webmasters and always have done.”

Google’s anti-malware campaigns can have a big impact. Last July Google excluded more than 11 million URLs from the “co.cc” domain, because they were regularly used by cybercriminals to spread antivirus programs and conduct drive-by attacks. Google explained in a blog post at the time that some bulk providers could host more than 50,000 malware domains, and that it could flag whole bulk domains in severe cases.

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Facebook users targeted by botnet spam

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Facebook users have been targeted by a large-scale spam attack that informs them that their password has been reset, and that the attached zip archive contains their new password. Instead of a new password, users will find a trojan downloader, dubbed “Bredlab” or “Bredolab” by anti-virus companies.

The downloader then downloads additional malware from two servers, including fake anti-virus software, and joins the Bredolab botnet. This gives attackers full control of the PC, allowing them to steal user information or use the PC to send spam emails. One of the servers is based in the Netherlands, with the other in Kazakhstan, according to an alert on Websense, a security research company.

Security companies, including Symantec, Trend Micro, MX Lab and Websense, have issued warnings about the attack. Shunichi Imano, a securt researcher at Symantec told users on the firm’s security blog: “This variant of Bredolab connects to a Russian domain and the infected machine is most likely becoming part of a Bredolab botnet.”

Jamie Tomasello, abuse operations manager for Cloudmark, a messaging security company, said that her company has detected around 735,000 of the phony Facebook messages since Monday, and it continues to rise. “It’s a pretty high volume,” she said.