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Bogus 2012 London Olympics Ticket Site Monitored by Trend Micro

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With the London Olympics craze, cybercriminals has decided to cash in on it. Global cloud security leader Trend Micro Incorporated successfully monitored bogus 2012 London Olympics ticket site. The anti-virus software maker  warns the public about a phishing website that claims to sell 2012 London Olympics tickets on Facebook. This was spotted earlier this week. The site liveolympictickets.com mimics the official site of the 2012 London Olympics. Once a user clicks on the link from his Facebook wall, he is redirected to this phishing site where he is asked which  games he would like to watch live.  To buy the ticket to these chosen games, the website asks for the user’s personal and credit card.   “The official website of the London Olympics has a feature that allows users to check if the website selling tickets is legitimate… I’ve confirmed that liveolympictickets.com is unauthorized. After further investigation, I’ve  verified that ...

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Inside the Anti-Virus Lab — the 1st TrendLabs Tour

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It’s been a long time since the last time that I was bothered by a computer virus. Back then I still rent computer and own boxes of floppy disks to store my files. I always create multiple copies of my data just to make sure I have backup in case my working disks gets infected. Now, I simply shrug computer viruses off. They have yet to create another chaos in my computing life that I’m no longer paranoid. It seemed that antivirus software has become better as time went by. Still, the invite to Trend Micro‘s 1st TrendLabs tour was too good to pass up. I still want to know what’s going on inside an antivirus lab. I was with a group of tech bloggers who visited the antivirus maker’s headquarter located at the Rockwell Business Center in Ortigas, Pasig City last June 27. The office houses the global technical ...

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