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“Battery Doctor” Android Scareware

 October 24, 2011

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A new “scareware” targeting mobile devices running Google’s Android operating system claims that it has the ability to recharge the battery, but in reality it is designed to steal information. When the program first executes, the overview window shown below appears. As you can see, it shows information about the...

New Twitter phishing attack

 October 19, 2011

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A Twitter phishing attack is spreading rapidly today and is attempting to obtain Twitter login details via Direct Messages. If you receive a message – “Found a funny picture of you!” which is linked to a website called “mugweb.ru”, do not click on the link. Clicking the link takes you...

Be aware of ‘Steve Jobs Alive’ spam

 October 18, 2011

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News about the death of Steve Jobs is being exploited by cyber-criminals who are sending spam emails associated with this incident. The spam email may carry one of the following subjects: – Steve Jobs: Not Dead Yet. – Is Steve Jobs Really Dead? – Steve Jobs Alive! – Steve Jobs...

Netflix application looks alike Android Malware

 October 17, 2011

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We have received a new malicous Android malware which looks like a genuine Netflix application and which can be used to steal Netflix account information. This is a classic case of trojanzied malware wherein the fake application, which is identical to the genuine application, lures users to enter their Netflix...

Ongoing Phishing Attacks on Email Services

 October 13, 2011

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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 are part of a larger campaign aimed at stealing user data and compromising computer systems. If the users enter their login details on such phishing links, then...

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – Phishing Scam

 September 27, 2011

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The number of email frauds occurring in India is on a rise. ‘Phishing scam’ refers to a fraudulent activity where the scammer sends fake emails to people and convinces them about the official validity of such mails. Surprisingly, I have come across a few emails which are targeting the RBI,...

“This Girl Killed Herself After Dad Posted This on her Wall” – Facebook SCAM!

 September 26, 2011

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Recently we found this scam saying: “Tragic…this girl killed herself because of what her dad posted on her wall… how sad and wrong” It was posted via “My Best Stalkers” which seems to be some kind of facebook application. Furthermore, it uses a fake BBC video player to trick Facebook...

VISA and MasterCard Scam – Beware

 September 20, 2011

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This morning I want to inform you about another scam that was brought to my notice. This one involves Visa and MasterCard credit cards. There is a fake email doing the rounds and it carries a panicky subject line – “Important Notice to all Debit Card Users”. It also has...

Facebook Scam – Man in wheelchair falls down

 September 19, 2011

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Once again Facebook scammers are trying to generate user curiosity by claiming to display a rare and shocking video – “Man in wheelchair falls down the elevator shaft”. Just like in previous Facebook scams, clicking on the link will take you to a genuine looking Facebook page which claims to...

Facebook Free T-shirt SPAM!

 September 13, 2011

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Spammers keep on using different techniques to hijack social networking accounts. “Free Complimentary FB T-shirt” is observed to be the latest Facebook spam. This spam posts an image on your profile when you are infected. This image is shown below: You might notice that the link in the image is...