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On-going Phishing Attacks on Email Services

 January 13, 2012

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A series of phishing attacks aimed at stealing Gmail and Yahoo user login information is on the rise. I believe that the attacks were part of a larger campaign aimed at stealing user data and compromising computer systems. If the users enter the login details on such phishing links, then...

Fake Facebook alert for changing their password

 December 22, 2011

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Facebook users are being targeted with fake emails pertaining to come from the social network and alerting them to change their password. The emails are sent from the spoofed email address “Facebook (update+{Random Characters}@facebookmail.com) with subjects like: -Security alert. -Your account information. -New notifications. The email comes with one of...

Facebook Scam – Most embarrassing moment ever in beauty contest

 November 17, 2011

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There is a new scam spreading around in Facebook. The scam spreads by tempting a user to click a link that shows the message – “Most embarrassing moment ever in Beauty Contest”. The scam also has following description – “Poor girl makes the biggest mistake of her life on a...

Recent Facebook porn spam attack: How to avoid falling in the trap

 November 17, 2011

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The recent wave of porn spam attacks that flooded Facebook accounts with posts carrying images of sex and violence has been brought under control. Most of the spam has stopped and the responsible accounts have been quarantined. Thousands of Facebook users had been afflicted and unknowingly posted pornographic spam which...

Malware Attack Through Facebook

 August 19, 2011

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Many users have been receiving a spammy message via Facebook’s chat functionality which looks something like shown below: The messages spreading via chat are: – bist du das?? aaaaaahahahahaahahaha – hey is this your ex?? lol [LINK] – omg you look so cute [LINK] If a user clicks on the...

How hackers hijack your Facebook photos

 August 3, 2011

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Think twice before uploading your holiday pictures to Facebook – you could be helping someone steal information from your computer. A botnet called Stegobot was created by an Indian origin scientist to show how easy it would be for a bad guy to hijack Facebook photos to create a secret...