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U.K. Govt: Spammers Before Downloaders?

The British government plans to suspend the Internet accounts of residents suspected of downloading pirated music and films, according to news reports. But the latest figures on the geographic location spam-spewing zombie PCs suggest the U.K. government might do better...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 27, 2009; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Piracy  | Tags: U.K. piracy, spamhaus zombies  
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Microsoft Expands Office Anti-Piracy Program

Microsoft expanded its anti-piracy program this week, shipping a new software update that checks whether Office users are running a licensed or pirated version of the productivity suite. Windows users who have Automatic Updates turned on probably have by now...

By Brian Krebs  |  August 26, 2009; 10:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Piracy  | Tags: office genuine advantage oga anti-piracy  
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Pirated Version of Windows 7 Has Malware Built-in

Security researchers are warning that Internet users who install pirated versions of Microsoft's latest Windows 7 operating system may also be installing malicious software, too. Experts at Atlanta-based security firm Damballa say they first noticed hacked versions of the Windows...

By Brian Krebs  |  May 12, 2009; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Fraud , Piracy , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  | Tags: damballa, installer, piracy, windows 7  
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Pirated iWork Software Infects Macs With Trojan Horse

A company that makes security software for Mac computers is warning that copies of Apple's iWork productivity software that are available for download from peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing networks may be infected with a Trojan horse program. The malicious software appears...

By Brian Krebs  |  January 22, 2009; 3:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Piracy , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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So Much Spam From One Place?

Washingtonpost.com today published a follow-up story to the pieces we ran last week on the unplugging of a California Web hosting company and the subsequent worldwide drop in spam levels. Today's piece tries to answer the question we heard from...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 18, 2008; 5:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Cyber Justice , Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Piracy , U.S. Government , Web Fraud 2.0  
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VISA to Enforce Payment Card Security in Europe

Update, 1:20 p.m.: A major correction is in order for this story: A spokesman for Visa just contacted me to say that the new deadlines actually apply to all non-U.S. retailers except those in Europe. The spokesman said Visa Europe...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 11, 2008; 11:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Economy Watch , Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Piracy , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Older Entries in This Category »

MPAA University 'Toolkit' Raises Privacy Concerns, Brian Krebs , November 23, 2007
Microsoft to Tighten Anti-Piracy Noose in Vista, Brian Krebs , February 20, 2007
Sony Settles FTC Suit Over Music CD Spyware, Brian Krebs , January 31, 2007
Internet Explorer Unsafe for 284 Days in 2006, Brian Krebs , January 4, 2007
Florida Leads Nation in Sony Rootkit Victims, Brian Krebs , January 15, 2006
Sony BMG to Settle Class-Action Lawsuit, Brian Krebs , December 29, 2005
Another Attorney General Targeting Sony BMG?, Brian Krebs , December 12, 2005
Sony Issues Tool to Remove Flawed Software, Brian Krebs , December 7, 2005
SunnComm Patches Flaw in Its Sony Software, Brian Krebs , December 7, 2005
Sony Rootkit Sleuth to Join Class Action Suit, Brian Krebs , November 30, 2005
EFF, Texas Attorney General Sue Sony, Brian Krebs , November 21, 2005
Sony, Amazon Detail CD Buyback, Brian Krebs , November 18, 2005
Researchers See Risk From Another Sony DRM, Brian Krebs , November 17, 2005
Removing Sony's Software? Not Quite, Brian Krebs , November 17, 2005
Yet Another Sony Flaw Found, Brian Krebs , November 15, 2005
Researcher: Sony DRM on Half a Million Networks, Brian Krebs , November 15, 2005
Researchers: Sony Patch Opens Huge Security Hole, Brian Krebs , November 15, 2005
More Sony Problems to Be Revealed, Brian Krebs , November 15, 2005
Sony Faces Another Class-Action Suit, Brian Krebs , November 14, 2005
Microsoft: Sony Anti-Piracy Software Is Spyware, Brian Krebs , November 13, 2005
Sony Suspends Use of Anti-Piracy Software, Brian Krebs , November 11, 2005
DHS Official Weighs In on Sony, Brian Krebs , November 11, 2005
Virus Writers Exploit Sony Anti-Piracy Software, Brian Krebs , November 10, 2005
Sony's Attitude Has a History, Brian Krebs , November 10, 2005
Sony's Attitude Has a History, Brian Krebs , November 10, 2005
Calif. Lawsuit Targets Sony, Brian Krebs , November 8, 2005
Hackers Raid Sony's Playbook, Brian Krebs , November 7, 2005
Sony Raids Hacker Playbook, Brian Krebs , November 1, 2005
 
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