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Phishing Ring Leader Sentenced to Thirteen Years

June 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Operation Phish Phry revealed how Egyptian hackers obtained account numbers and personal identification information from bank customers through phishing — a technique that involves sending e-mail messages that appear to be official correspondence from banks or credit card vendors...

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FBI Disrupts International Scareware Crime Ring

June 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“The FBI, collaborating with our international law enforcement and prosecution partners, have worked tirelessly to disrupt two significant cybercriminal networks. Their efforts demonstrate that no matter the country, Internet criminals will be pursued, caught and prosecuted...”

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ATM Scammers’ New Tactic: Glue

June 22, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

"Customers have already punched in their PINs when they realize the keypad buttons are stuck. The unwitting customers either do not know that they can use the ATM touch screen to finish their transaction, or become nervous when the keypad isn’t working and react by leaving the ATM..."

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Job Scams Up As Economy Struggles

May 19, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

If you are paying attention to the economists, we aren’t out of this just yet. High unemployment is keeping scammers employed by preying on the vulnerable. Rule of thumb is if it isn’t a job that you are familiar with or a service you have heard of, it is probably a scam...

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"Dislike" Button Latest Malware Scam on Facebook

May 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Facebook does not offer a "Dislike" feature, nor does the social network offer the ability to see who has been viewing your member profile, the basis of another scam that has been placing fake messages on member's walls with a solicitation to follow a tainted link...

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FBI: Tips for Avoiding Charitable Contribution Scams

May 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Criminals exploit tragedies like the recent tornadoes that affected several Southern states for their own gain by sending fraudulent e-mails and creating phony websites designed to solicit contributions. The FBI has already received complaints alleging fraudulent schemes...

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FBI: Stolen Identities Used to Establish Lines of Credit

May 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

An identity theft scheme defrauded banks out of more than $3 million by obtaining stolen personal information, including dates of birth, Social Security numbers, credit profiles, FICO scores, and driver’s license numbers to complete fraudulent applications for business lines of credit...

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How to Recognize and Analyze a Fake Anti-Virus Message

May 05, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Trying to figure out how I was redirected to this fake AV site from clicking on a Google image, I found something interesting. Hovering over the picture, I noticed that the website that showed up under the image looked legit, but the image URL pointed to a completely different website...

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Internet Overrun with Osama Bin Laden Malware Traps

May 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

When the user clicks on the link, they will download a file titled XvidSetup.exe. This is actually a popular adware tool known as hotbar. At present, 19 of 41 antivirus engines are blocking the file. Sadly, there will be no shortage of scams taking advantage of this historic news...

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Did You Get the FakeRean Windows Virus?

May 01, 2011 Added by:Global Knowledge

The rogue security software will be accompanied by deceptive sales tactics and false positives to lure you into purchasing a software license or security subscription. This is known as scareware. Don’t take the bait unless you are in the mood for additional malware...

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Epsilon Breach Will Impact Consumers for Years

April 19, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Consumers are receiving messages from trusted companies such as 1-800-Flowers, Chase, Hilton and others, letting them know that their e-mail addresses have been exposed. This provides a perfect opportunity for cybercriminals who may try to take advantage of the breach...

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Epsilon: Be Wary of Phishing Attempts

April 18, 2011 Added by:Rod MacPherson

Another scam that they are running is a fake Epsilon breach news update site (copied from the actual press release site) that offers up a downloadable tool that they tell you to run to see if the hackers have your e-mail address. That tool is a Trojan...

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Mobile Devices Continue to Attract Cyber-Scamsters

April 17, 2011 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

While it’s only beginning to percolate, a trend is clearly emerging— cyber criminals are looking for new opportunities outside of the PC environment. They are investing more resources toward developing exploits that specifically target users of mobile devices...

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Twitter Scam Hooks Thousands

April 15, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Twitter’s numbers are astounding. In the physical world, when communities become larger and more densely populated, crime rises. The same applies to online communities. Spammers, scammers, and thieves are paying attention...

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FTC's 'Operation Empty Promises' Targets Job Scams

April 13, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The FTC recently announced that it has stepped up its ongoing campaign against scammers who falsely promise guaranteed jobs and opportunities to ‘be your own boss’ to consumers who are struggling with unemployment and diminished incomes as a consequence of the economic downturn...

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Spear-Phishing Season Is Declared Open

April 08, 2011 Added by:PCI Guru

Post-Epsilon breach, it seems every merchant under the sun is notifying their customers of the expected onslaught of electronic mail messages asking for bank account and credit card numbers among other PII. As a result, a lot of credit card numbers will likely get exposed. Be prepared...

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