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Rootkits are particularly nasty pieces of malware that can not only compromise your computer, but will hide their tracks, so detection and removal becomes particularly difficult. The Win32:Popureb.E variant is a good case in point, after admission by Microsoft that not only will you need to do a complete OS reinstall to get rid of this nasty bootkit, but you will need to fix your master boot record before doing so; something that may be beyond the capabilities of novice users.
The Washington Post Job website has been hacked, with up to 1.3 million user account details (account IDs and email addresses) harvested. No passwords were revealed, nor any additional personal data. It is likely the thieves will target users of the site in further phishing attempts.
Russia has become the new number one in sending out malware via spam, but simple common sense, backed-up with great security software can keep you safe.
Spammers and scammers have turned their attention to cloning legitimate Android apps, and adding an advertising module, so that they can make money off of apps they did not write, and shows how spammers are trying to stay one step ahead (or often ten steps ahead) of the legal process of getting spammers shut down.