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Just One of Many Internet Scams

March 05, 2013 Added by:Robert Siciliano

A good friend of mine called me recently to ask what I knew about scams from online sales. He had placed an ad on CraigsList for something he was trying to sell and had asked for $150 for the item. He had received a call from a woman and she offered to send him a check for the item....

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Lockheed Martin's Rip-0ff of Your IP - By Contest Entry

September 08, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

Lockheed Martin has announced a contest which awards $50,000 to the winners of "Innovate The Future Challenge: How Might We Enable A More Secure Future For Our Planet?". They want you to share your ideas on how to solve that for free. Sound good? You'd better read the fine print...

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MMarketPay.A Android Malware Found in the Wild

July 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Researchers have discovered a new malware strain targeting Android devices that is designed to make unauthorized purchases from infected units. The malware has been detected as being spread by at least nine different application markets and may have infected as many as one-hundred thousand users...

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Georgia Man Convicted for Role in Phishing Operation

July 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Osarhieme Uyi Obaygbona, 32, of Atlanta, Georgia, was convicted last week of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to commit identity theft, and conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to protected computers. Phishing attacks use fraudulent web pages that mimic the legitimate web pages...

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Manager of Phishing Ring Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

May 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

A principal figure in the domestic arm of an international “phishing” operation that used spam e-mails and bogus websites to defraud American banks was found guilty of bank and wire fraud, identity theft, computer fraud, and money laundering and sentenced to five years in federal prison...

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Spoofed Email with Keylogger Malware Costs Company $100,000

April 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines

In one complaint received by the IC3, a business claimed their computer was infected with a virus after opening the attachment in the e-mail they received. As a result, the business lost nearly $100,000 when fraudsters successfully wired money from the company's bank account...

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You’ve Been Phished Without an Email or a PDF

March 12, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

It seems that someone is making a full sized driftnet for information on those who would like to sign up as well as discuss the INSCOM Cyber Brigade. On the surface like I said, this looks all well and good, but once you start to poke at it though, you get some strange answers...

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Phishing Campaign Using Spoofed US-CERT Emails

January 11, 2012 Added by:Headlines

US-CERT has received reports of a phishing email campaign that uses spoofed US-CERT email addresses. This campaign appears to be targeting a large number of private sector organizations as well as federal, state, and local governments...

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The Wheels of Justice Turn Slowly - But Exceedingly Fine

January 09, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

LIGATT (a.k.a. Greg Evans) is about to find out that once again the US government has said: “Hey, whatever happened to all that money he owes us?” Well that day has come and I do hope the government, being in such dire straights, comes after our little charlatan with both barrels...

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Post-Breach STRATFOR Mailings: Fake vs Real?

January 07, 2012 Added by:Matthijs R. Koot

Infosec-savvy STRATFOR subscribers will look for clues to distinguish a fake email. Why would STRATFOR act in a manner that obfuscates four clues? STRATFOR knew about the breach since at least Dec 24/25, so I assume there has been time to advise on coping with fake mailings...

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Affiliate Marketing Scam

November 21, 2011 Added by:Mark Baldwin

Just about every adult website has an affiliate program and it is not uncommon for scammers to look for ways to take advantage of these programs. I was recently informed by a large payment gateway operator of a scam that is currently in operation. Here is how it works...

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Facebook Scam: Casey Anthony Confession Video

July 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The operation lures Facebook users into distributing a link that professes to show an exclusive video of recently acquitted suspect Casey Anthony confessing her guilt in the mysterious death of her young daughter...

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FBI: Malicious Software Features Usama bin Laden Links

May 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The FBI warns computer users to exercise caution when they receive e-mails that purport to show photos or videos of Usama bin Laden’s recent death. This content could be a virus that could damage your computer...

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Faux Facebook Message Spreading Malware

April 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Just because an email claims to hail from password@facebook.com, support@facebook.com or message@facebook.com, realize that its headers could have been forged - and don't blindly follow its instructions unless you're absolutely certain it's legitimate..."

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How to Scam $8 Million Dollars in Three Easy Steps

April 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“What's most frightening is the fact that this isn't just an unknowing private citizen being duped by a phony Facebook friend. This is a multibillion dollar corporation that clearly did not do its homework," said Paul Henry, a forensics and security analyst at Lumension...

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Windows Support Scam Update

April 01, 2011 Added by:Simon Heron

This scam involves fraudsters cold calling people claiming to be a Windows support tech and getting the victim to give them remote access to their PCs in the guise of helping them ‘cleanse’ their systems – as long as the victim hands over money or in some cases much more...

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