Google searches on terms related to its new collaboration and communications platform, Google Wave, are leading to a rogue anti-virus programs, according to the Websense Security Labs. Users seeking information on how to sign up for Wave, which currently is by invite-only, have been victimized by manipulated search results that lead to sites designed to trick victims into paying for a security solution that doesn't work. Searches for Microsoft's new Security Essentials consumer anti-virus product also have led to "poisoned" results. — CAM
The Hacker News reports that threat actors have been using cracked software to distribute the new NullMixer malware dropper, which could simultaneously deploy various trojans to enable credential, address, cryptocurrency, credit card data, and Facebook and Amazon cookie exfiltration.