Internet crime complaints made to the FBI rose by 33 percent in 2008, and the total monetary losses that were reported rose by 10.8 percent, according to the 2008 Internet Crime Report, published by the Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3. For the losses reported, the individual average crime netted $931 for the crooks. The total complaint number hit 275,284, amounting to $265 million. — CAM
Numerous zero-day flaws in Windows, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox were noted by Google's Threat Analysis Group to have been leveraged by Spanish custom security solutions provider Variston IT as a means to distribute spyware, TechCrunch reports.