Virus Hoaxes & Realities

Parking Violations Bureau Virus
  • 19 February 2015
A virus is being spread via e-mails about a parking violation ticket issued in another...
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Parking Violations Bureau Virus
CryptoLocker
  • 7 January 2015
Warning about CryptoLocker malware that holds computer files for ransom.
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CryptoLocker
Heartbleed
  • 14 April 2014
The discovery of a major bug known as 'Heartbleed' has prompted web sites to encourage...
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Heartbleed
Invitation Facebook Virus
  • 12 February 2014
Warning about the Invitation/Olympic Torch computer virus that 'burns the whole hard disc C of...
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Invitation Facebook Virus
‘Funeral Announcement’ Malware
  • 24 January 2014
Messages announcing the death of a friend harbor malware that infects the recipient's computer with...
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‘Funeral Announcement’ Malware
Facebook Christmas Tree App Virus
  • 25 November 2013
Does a Facebook Christmas tree app harbor a virus that will crash your computer?
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Facebook Christmas Tree App Virus
Breaking Dawn Virus Hoax
  • 25 October 2013
Is a virus being spread via posts about a 'Breaking Dawn' game?
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Breaking Dawn Virus Hoax