All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Phishing’

Facebook Hoax Alert: Apparently, People Are Still Falling for the ‘See Who Viewed Your Profile’ Scam

Guys, we need to talk. It appears that people still think that there’s some way to see who has viewed their Facebook profiles. Scammers keep designing bogus apps to capitalize on this belief, and there’s a new one in town according to security firm Symantec. Here’s what Symantec found: The phishing site boasted that the application would enable users to …

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Watch Out For Health Insurance Exchange Scams

Security experts are warning that scammers are exploiting the new health insurance exchanges to trick consumers with phishing schemes. McAfee VP of Global Consumer Marketing Gary Davis told Fox Business, “I can say with a high degree of certainty that they will come. We live in a world where people look at compelling events and look to do something malicious. …

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Google Adds Data on Unsafe Websites to Transparency Report

Google is adding a new section to its online Transparency Report, which currently documents data requests from the government, content removal requests, and just recently, National Security Letter information. Starting now, Google will show information on malware and phishing attacks around the web. Google says that this info comes from their Safe Browsing program, which has been finding and flagging …

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Facebook Phishing Scam Poses as Message from Mark ‘Zurckerberg’

Facebook CEO Mark Zurckerberg is not sending out privacy notices, requesting that users verify their accounts. That’s because no such messages would ever come from the Facebook CEO. There’s also that pesky little detail that the CEO of Facebook is not Mark Zurckerberg. This one should immediately throw up some red flags, considering that the scammers can’t even spell “Zuckerberg” …

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Twitter Goes DMARC To Fight Phishing

Over a year ago, fifteen major companies joined forces to create DMARC, a “technical working group” to develop antiphishing standards. The companies were: Google, Facebook, LinkedIn AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, PayPal (eBay), Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, American Greetings, Agari, Cloudmark, eCert, Return Path and Trusted Domain Project. Today, Twitter announced that it is using the DMARC technology with its emails, …

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Facebook Phishing Scam Claims You’ve Violated Policy

Another day, another Facebook-based phishing scam looking to snatch all of your personal information (including bank account info) and use it for nefarious purposes. The latest scam to hit the network comes in the form of messages sent to users’ inboxes. These are not simply spam messages that will get caught up in that “other” inbox that Facebook reserves for …

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Facebook Scammers Pose as Security Team to Phish Your Info

Facebook users should be cautious if confronted by a message from the “Security Team,” as they could be unwittingly giving up their private info to scammers. It’s the latest phishing attack on the network, which sees its fair share of such deceptions. Some users are currently receiving messages from pages called Security Team, which ask users to verify their accounts …

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Facebook Wants You To Help Identify Phishing Scams

Anyone who’s spent even a little bit of time on Facebook knows that users need to be vigilant. Phishing attacks, although relatively rare, do exist, and Facebook’s media-rich login based system is the perfect place for scammers to target potential victims. Today, Facebook has unveiled on new way for users to report phishing attempts across the network. Now, if you …

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Google Discusses Its Safe Browsing Record

No, this isn’t an advertisement for the benefits Google’s Chrome browser provides. Not even vicariously. Instead, the latest post over at the Google Security Blog is discussing the measures Google has taken to keep browsers safe through a number of anti-malware initiatives. While there’s still a ton to watch out in regards to phishing and various other forms of malware, …

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Fake Facebook Emails Claim You Have Missed Notifications

When browsing your inbox, be cautious around any email you receive claiming that you have Facebook notifications pending. That’s because a new email scam is on the loose and it’s targeting Facebook users. This new email scam comes packaged in a highly convincing fashion and claims to come directly from Facebook. The subject line will tell you that “you have …

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LinkedIn Password Leak Brings Email Spam

With more than 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords leaked onto a hash-cracking forum this week, there is no wonder that spammers will have a field day with the confusion it brought. Cameron Camp, a security researcher for the ESET cybersecurity software company, announced that ESET had been notified by “several” people that they had received spam emails purporting to be from …

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German Court Rules Phishing Victim at Fault

It would appear that German courts have little rational tolerance for various sorts of internet idiocy as of late, recently ruling that Youtube is responsible for its users when they upload copyrighted songs – and now a German Federal court in the town of Karlsruhe has just ruled that a victim of a phishing scam is responsible – for being …

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