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Image courtesy of Flickr user Rev Dan Catt Businesses be warned: according to the FBI, hackers have stolen millions of dollars from small to medium-sized American companies by making unauthorized bank transfers to Chinese companies.  While it’s not a new … Continue reading

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Image courtesy of Flickr user Sam Howzit Just like that, almost 80 million PlayStation owners became victims of one of the biggest cases of data theft ever.  The data robbery occurred between April 17th and 19th, and Sony had to … Continue reading

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Image courtesy of Flickr user RambergMediaImages As consumers become less and less responsive to email marketing campaigns from large companies, these companies, in turn, are outsourcing their online marketing efforts to 3rd party specialists.

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Image courtesy of Flickr user MoneyBlogNewz While the general public dreads the thought of tax season, many cybercriminals look forward to it.  For most, filing taxes is a tedious but necessary civic duty.  Cybercriminals, on the other hand, excitedly view … Continue reading

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Phishing scams are becoming more common with the universal spread of social media. One recent victim was a journalist, who used the incident to educate the rest of us (link). Twitter is by far the most fertile ground, due to the … Continue reading

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When you’re in the business of directing people to websites, not taking them to sites riddled with harmful malware is a priority.  As the world’s most popular search engine, and with a very important reputation at stake, Google is focusing … Continue reading

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Last year, as Twitter attracted more users, the rates of cybercrime rose concurrently. Phishing scams in particular greatly increased on the popular microblogging site. These attacks typically involve cybercriminals breaking into personal accounts in order to send direct messages to … Continue reading

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In a previous post, the concept of spear-phishing was introduced. Its more common relative, phishing, is one of the most notorious online security threats. Phishing refers to an attempt by a hacker to obtain confidential information about a user through … Continue reading

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According to a report released by Symantec early this year, 75% of businesses were cyber-attacked in 2009. Although the report covered general trends (see some statistics below), an article from the San Francisco Chronicle shed some light on how this … Continue reading

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While there may be some important Microsoft updates, none of them will arrive via email. Write it down. Microsoft does not send out updates via email. Do not click on links related to Microsoft’s updates that arrive via email. There … Continue reading

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More phishing this weekend, as always. Apparently, the arrests of a suspected phishing group this past week in Germany didn’t net much of the phishing crime scene. This email bait arrived on Saturday, and appears to be much better designed … Continue reading

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If you’ve got kids, don’t let them download any free games today. Oh yeah, you too. It appears that the storm gang is now shifting their focus from football fans to children. This perpetual effort is changing, but its social … Continue reading

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Wow. I used to get messages asking about sites like this one from my friends and family, but they weren’t quite so convincing. This phish is flapping. Supposedly, my bank just contacted me 10 minutes ago about a problem with … Continue reading

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