M86 makes second acquisition in the past year, buying secure SaaS and Web gateway provider Finjan.
This story was corrected by removing misinformation provided by M86 about statistics related to non-Windows machines. Such machines, including Macs, were not affected by this attack.
Malicious spam and attacks via social-networking sites skyrocketed in the second half of last year, according to a report from security vendor M86 Security.
New M86 Security Labs report says holes in Adobe Reader and Internet Explorer are targeted most by attackers.
Scammers are exploiting Bieber mania to trick people into unwittingly "liking" a scam message and spreading it on Facebook.
Successful attacks require recipients of phishing e-mails to open an HTML attachment and fill out a form before data is sent to a compromised Web server for harvesting.
New, dangerous combination of banking Trojan and exploit toolkit enables criminals to transfer money out of accounts while users are logged into the bank site, without them knowing it.
Attackers start exploiting a flaw in Adobe's format to spread Zeus just days after the publication of a proof-of-concept exploit for the flaw.
A new e-mail claiming to come from "The Facebook Team" is circulating. According to security firm MX Labs, that e-mail contains a Trojan horse called Bredolab.
Spammers lure victims on Facebook with what looks like link to news about next-generation iPhone.