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    Archive for the ‘Social’ Category




    The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is all but underway, and the fervor of such a prestigious and newsworthy event is already setting competing nations' populations on fire. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are getting into the mood too. Besides recently flooding the internet with phishing scams and the taking down two Brazilian government sites by hacktivists (the Sao Paulo Military Police website  and the official World Cup 2014 Brazil website), cybercriminals are also targeting the mobile scene with scads of World Cup-themed mobile malware  - ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware, Mobile, Social | Comments Off on Watch Out For Fake Versions of World Cup 2014 Apps



    Facebook users are once again the target of a malicious scheme—this time in the form of a notification about "Facebook Chat". The spammed notification pretends to come from the "official Facebook Chat Team." A notification shows users of a tagged comment to a Facebook Note containing a fake announcement about a Facebook Chat verification requirement. Figure 1. Facebook Chat verification notification The spam tries to sound urgent to convince users to verify their accounts. To do so, they are first asked to to ...

    Posted in Social, Spam | Comments Off on Fake Facebook Chat Verification Used for Spam



    Recently, I received a rather unusual call that claimed to be from National Australia Bank (NAB), one of the four largest banks in Australia. The caller had my complete name and my address. They claimed that they had flagged a suspicious transaction from my account to an Alex Smith in New Zealand to the tune of 700 Australian dollars. They needed my NAB number to confirm if the transaction was legitimate. There was just one problem with this seemingly plausible call: ...

    Posted in Social | Comments Off on Phone Phishing, Data Breaches, and Banking Scams



    2013 was another year marked by many changes - for good and bad - in the threat landscape. Some threats waned, others grew significantly, while completely new threats emerged and made life difficult for users. What remained constant, however, were the threats against the safety of digital information. In this entry, we present some of these threats that were seen last year. These are described in more detail in our roundup titled Cashing In On Digital Information Cybercrime: Banking Malware, CryptoLocker Grow; ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Exploits, Malware, Mobile, Social, Spam, Targeted Attacks | Comments Off on 2013 Security Roundup: Cashing In On Digital Information



    Recently, the German Federal Office for Information Security disclosed that the email accounts of up to 16 million users had been compromised. The computers of these users were infected with information-stealing malware which were used to steal these login credentials. The German government has set up a page where users can check if their email accounts have been compromised. We recommend that users in Germany check their accounts, as we're seeing a re-occurrence of certain scams which rely on compromised email accounts. Recently, ...

    Posted in Social | Comments Off on Scams Circulate After German Email Accounts Get Hacked


     

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