Tag Archives: phishing

India spews more spam than ever before, report finds

Posted October 16, 2012 You can thank India for one out of six spam messages in your inbox, up from one in 10 when SophosLabs last put out its list of the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying countries. The UK has upped its spam output as well, meaning it’s rejoined the dirty dozen after an 18-month […]

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Facebook glitch lets spear phishers impersonate users’ friends and family

Posted August 31, 2012 Facebook blames a “temporary misconfiguration” for allowing spammers to get their hands on users’ personal details and then pose as trusted friends to lure victims into clicking. But is the problem properly fixed yet? Read more here.

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Exploits posing as messages from payroll company ADP

Posted August 8, 2012 The bogus messages contain links to Java exploits that some anti-virus products struggle to detect. Read more here.

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Is security training futile?

Posted July 20, 2012 Phishing attacks succeed against even those who should know better. Which all begs the question, “Why bother with security training?” Read the full story.

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US man confesses to part in $1.3M bank and payroll phishing scam

Posted May 8, 2012 A 31-year-old US man from Atlanta, Georgia, admitted last week that he and his gang stole more than $1.3 million USD by phishing confidential account information from e-commerce sites. Be careful, particularly if you do your banking at a large online bank, because those are now scammers’ favored phishing grounds. The Anti-Phishing […]

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Intruder compromises user database for Star Trek Online and other MMORPGs

Posted April 30, 2012 The studio behind Star Trek Online, City of Heroes, City of Villains, and Champions Online suffered a user account database breach 16 months ago… and is only warning users about it now. Read it. 

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Apple ratchets up security on App Store and iTunes

Posted April 16, 2012 Apple is prompting some of its iTunes/App Store/iOS customers to set up three new security questions and an alternate email, in an attempt to smother a growing wave of phishing and fraud. Here’s the story. 

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IRS releases its top ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams

Posted February 22, 2012 Ushering in tax season, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released its annual “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for 2012. Read the story on Naked Security.

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How to stay safe when traveling for the holidays

Posted: December 14, 2011 Whether you approach the holiday travel season with dread or excitement, chances are you’ll be carrying one or more mobile devices and looking for those last minute-travel bargains. Read my Naked Security post to learn what to watch out for this year.

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Fake iTunes gift certificate delivers a load of malware for Black Friday shoppers

Watch out for shopping scams as the seasonal shopping frenzy ramps up over the US Thanksgiving weekend. Check out the story here.

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