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October 2012

‘Fake Payment Confirmation’ scam emails

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A series of new spam emails that target computer users and attempt to infect them with a variant of a ZBOT trojan have been discovered. The e-mail attempts to persuade a recipient to open an attachment and claims that the said attachment contains a payment confirmation for the recipient. However,...

Hurricane Sandy could lead to a malicious storm in cyberspace

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Hurricane Sandy is one of the biggest storms to ever hit the East coast of the United States in years. Cyber criminals are duly taking advantage of the massive number of people who are keenly following the related news updates. It is a sad state of affairs that such events...

Scammers steal credit card details in ways you never thought of

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Cyber criminals and malicious scammers are constantly at work to devise new ways to steal confidential user data. Unfortunately, such attacks are not just restricted to the Internet. A recently discovered spate of attacks enables scammers to steal credit/debit card details and these methods are increasingly carried out in the...

Security news updates from the last week

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Android apps are still not completely secure, say German researchers German researchers have found that heavily encrypted Android apps are also susceptible to losing crucial data about their users. They tested several free apps from Google Play and found that they could successfully carry out man-in-the-middle attacks against most of...

Latest security updates from the last week

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Government plans for 5 lakh cyber warriors for e-defense Having recognized the need for defense against extensive cyber attacks, the Indian Government has started an initiative to train 5 lakh ‘cyber warriors’ over the next 5 years. The training will include a centralized institute and access to extensive resources to...

Vulnerable Wi-Fi routers lead to attacks and fake websites

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It was recently discovered that millions of ADSL routers were hacked in Brazil to create a large botnet chain. This is an unprecedented move that goes to show that not even our routers are safe from attackers. Many homes and offices use Wi-Fi routers for web access today so it...

Beware of Fake Complaint Emails from BBB

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Another email scam that uses the name and logo of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) has continued to spread over the Internet. A majority of such emails carry the recognisable BBB torch logo and contain the subject line “Case #91492169”. These emails carry an attachment that contains a malicious executable file...

The FBI’s IC3 releases a public warning about the growing threat of mobile malware

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It is a known fact that malware threats over smartphones, especially on Android, are on the rise and have reached a large number of victims all around the world. To highlight this threat, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued a warning about the growing hazards of mobile malware and...

Beware: Fake mails with the name of RBI

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Fraudsters have gone one step ahead and started circulating e-mails that resemble the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) official letters. These emails appear to come from Mr. D. Subbarao, the Governor of RBI. Such con letters appear to come from the Funds Remittance Department of RBI and they tell the...