The overall health of the online world is in decline — more than 6 million new malware threats were created in the last quarter of 2012, and hackers are now focusing on mobile phones and social networking sites due to their increasing popularity and the financial and personal information they contain. In fact, approximately one-third of computers worldwide are infected, based on information from Collective Intelligence.

iS3, makers of STOPzilla Antivirus, release security alerts on a regular basis; we’re aware of all of these issues occurring in the online world and have decided to create a newsletter that informs our customers of the latest online threats, ensuring that you are protected from cybercriminals and rogue foreign tech support scams.

The latest alert is about foreign tech support firms that are stealing personal information, selling unnecessary software and services and providing misleading information to unsuspecting victims.

To read more on these foreign tech support scams, visit our iS3 Security Alert page at: