online crime

Malicious ads: are lawsuits on the way?

Online criminals are looking to infect your computer and they’re increasingly turning to online ads to deliver malicious software.

The New York Times was recently hit by a sophisticated scam in which criminals pretended to purchase ads for a well-known, legitimate brand, only to later serve an ad hawking fake anti-virus software laced with malware.

Is it time to wave the white flag in the war on spam?

Spam. It’s the scourge of the internet yet we just can’t seem to get rid of it. The more sophisticated our defenses get, the more sophisticated the spammers become. The war on spam is the quintessential cat and mouse game.

And right now, it looks like the mouse is staying one step ahead of the cat.