Blog Posts Tagged with "scams"

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ATM Card Skimmers Found on Key Card Door Locks

January 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The thieves remove the card swipe device attached to the outside door, add a skimmer, and then reattach the device to the door. The attackers then place a hidden camera just above or beside the ATM, so that the camera is angled to record unsuspecting customers entering their PINs..."

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McAfee's Top Five Exploits and Scams of the Decade

January 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

McAfee has issued an interesting report that explores ten years of innovation in malware and online criminal activity. The report goes into detail about the evolution and culture surrounding landmark exploits and cyber scams, and presents a really interesting read...

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Inside The Nigerian 419 Scam

January 10, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

This is a simple but vicious scam that can easily take you by surprise. This scam can have many different twists and varieties, and you must avoid being taken in by any of them. The simplest solution is to never send money, for any reason, to anyone, in response to a phone call or email...

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Scareware Peddler Finallyfast.com Incurs Fines

January 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The Washington State Attorney General's office alleged Ascentive's product came loaded with adware and was designed to produce endless pop-up warnings that unduly exaggerated security risks. The company was also accused of making unauthorized and excessive charges for services without notifying customers...http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9203258/Finallyfast.com_maker_to_refund_thousands_in_...

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Cyber Criminals Target Home Equity Lines of Credit

January 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

It is possible that courts could hold banking clients responsible for losses if they deem the bank's security measures were on par with the industry average, even if that average standard is woefully inadequate to secure funds...

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Beware of Phantom Websites

December 27, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Criminals may direct you to phantom websites using advertisements, even on major search engines like Yahoo and Google. These links or clickable graphics can either send you to a phantom site, or they may even directly infect your computer with malware...

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Eleven Tips for Secure Online Shopping

December 22, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Here are eleven tips to have a safe online shopping experience during the holiday season: Avoid spoofed websites - Common sense says any time you receive an offer via an e-mail automatically be suspicious. The same goes with offers via tweets and messages received in any social media site...

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Staying Secure Through the Holidays

December 18, 2010 Added by:Guy Pace

This is the time when people become victims of scammers and criminals who capitalize on distractions and stresses. Here are a few quick tips to help reduce the potential for becoming yet another holiday victim...

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Top Five Vishing Techniques

December 17, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The name comes from “voice,” and “phishing,” which is, of course, the use of spoofed emails designed to trick targets into clicking malicious links. Instead of email, vishing generally relies on automated phone calls, which instruct targets to provide account numbers...

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Spear Phishers Know Your Name

November 27, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

When phishing attacks are directed at company officers or senior executives, it’s called whaling, appropriately enough. I don’t know who sits around and coins this stuff but it makes analogical sense. Spear phishers target their victims in a number of ways...

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One Quarter of All PC Users Stung by Help Desk Scams

November 15, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Internet scam artists are unrelenting in their efforts to lure unsuspecting web users into handing over sensitive information. A report by consumer security advocates GetSafeOnline.org reveals a stunning twenty-five percent of all PC users have been fooled by Help Desk scams...

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Five Sneaky Credit Card Scams

November 04, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

You hand your card to a clerk, and they have a card reading wedge device that looks like this. The device may be wrapped around a band on their ankle. They bend over and make it look like they are fixing a sock, once they swipe the card through, they can make charges on your card...

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Seven Ways to Combat Scareware

October 28, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

What makes the scam so believable is there is actual follow through of the purchasing of software that is supposed to protect you. There is a shopping cart, an order form, credit card processing and a download, just like any online software purchase...

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Typosquatting for Fun and Profit

October 19, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Typosquatting, which is also known as URL hijacking, is a form of cybersquatting that targets Internet users who accidentally type a website address into their web browser incorrectly. Typosquatting and phishing go hand in hand...

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Hackers Create 3 Million Fraudulent Websites Annually

October 12, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

These malicious websites model legitimate websites that we visit every day. According to this study, the most frequently impersonated companies include Visa, Amazon.com, PayPal, HSBC, and the United States Internal Revenue Service...

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iTunes a Major Platform for Phish Scammers

September 22, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

iTunes users all over the world are being hooked in a possible phishing scam that siphons cash out of their PayPal accounts. These emails are often designed to trick the victim into revealing login credentials. Once the phishers have access to the account, they begin withdrawing funds...

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