Posts Tagged ‘Kaspersky’

Promotion: Parallels Power Bundle for Mac users

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Parallels has launched the Parallels Power Bundle, a new software pack that offers great savings to the users who buy or upgrade to Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac. Prices & software list below.

Parallels Power Bundle

Parallels Power Bundle

This online-only offer starts from US$49.99 for users who upgrade from a previous version of Parallels Desktop, and from US$79.99 for new users.

The Power Bundle will offer the following seven popular apps at no additional cost together with Parallels Desktop for Mac:

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Kelihos spam engine lives on

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

The Websense Security Labs Spam Trap system has detected a variant of Kelihos that is apparently still active.

Google Maps showing geographically how widespread the Kelihos command and control and peers infrastructure is, and therefore how well protected the botnet is.

Google Maps showing geographically how widespread the Kelihos command and control and peers infrastructure is, and therefore how well protected the botnet is.

“Kelihos is yet another example of how botnets shut down and reappear. Malware authors have a motive to get them up and running again. Websense Labs detected this new variant of Kelihos as we are constantly monitoring web and email exploits. More importantly, we are able to join the dots between these different attack vectors and protect against cybercriminals achieving their ultimate goal – stealing data,” said Carl Leonard, Senior Security Research Manager (EMEA), Websense Security Labs.Over the last half a year, the spam engine Kelihos has attracted the attention of many people, including security company researchers and analysts.

Microsoft had partnered with Kyrus Tech Inc. and Kaspersky Lab to take down the Kelihos botnet in September 2011.

However, Microsoft has recently confirmed, on its official blog, a new generation of Kelihos variants derived from the original Kelihos botnet.

Websense Security Labs has written up a detailed account of their investigations into this resilient nuisance.