Category Archives: Fake AV

Malware distributed as fake security software

An article by Catalin Cimpanu for Bleeping Computer: It’s Almost 2017 and Users Are Still Getting Infected with Malware via Fake AV Software includes instances of a Remote Access Trojan and ransomware distributed as fake security software including Goldeneye/Petya and Stampado.

David Harley

Unnamed App Facebook Hoax/Scam

Flagged by Peter Kruse on a specialist list.

A hoax is circulating on Facebook, warning about a virus that is supposed to add an “Unnamed App” to the FB tabs.

SEO actually drives the incautious Googler towards fake AV.

I blogged this at some length at ESET, so I won’t repeat it all here.

http://www.eset.com/threat-center/blog/2010/01/27/unnamed-app-facebook-hoax

David Harley FBCS CITP CISSP
Chief Operations Officer, AVIEN
Director of Malware Intelligence, ESET

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