Woman fined $163 million for scareware

After a four-year slog, the Federal Trade Commission has succeeded in extracting $1.63 million from a 'scareware' marketer, finally closing its first such case.

Facebook offers free anti-virus

Facebook's struck a deal with five major security vendors allowing it to offer their anti-virus products for free.

Apple owns up to malware attacks and promises fix - soon

Somewhat belatedly, perhaps, Apple has admitted that its OS X operating system is being targeted by the MacDefender fake security software, and is taking steps to combat it.

Report: Kapersky pwned and owned by cybercriminals


Well, this is embarrassing! It seems as if Kapersky was recently pwned and owned by a mysterious team of cybercriminals who managed to briefly hijack the security company’s anti-virus website. 

Why Intel bought McAfee for $7.68 billion


Intel sold its anti-virus software division to Symantec in 1998. 12 years later the chip giant acquired McAfee for a whopping $7.68 billion. Why?

Immunet: anti-virus in the clouds

Free is always a good price. How about free anti-virus software? How about free anti-virus software that works in the cloud?!

BitDefender acknowledges anti-virus debacle

BitDefender has acknowledged that its anti-virus software update may have caused the crash of an unspecified number of 64-bit Windows machines.