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Spammers Targeting Twitter – “iTunes Gift Card spam”

 August 4, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

We’ve already seen some iTunes gift card scams spreading via Facebook, but today the thing to look out for is an iTunes Gift Card spam on Twitter. Some typical messages: As of now the Twitter accounts sending out these messages all have a profile picture of random women. It seems...

“TrojanBanker.Activator.a” Fake Windows Activation

 August 1, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

A new infection has been spreading on the Internet targeting Windows users. In fact, it is a Trojan horse that pretends to be a Windows Activation program. Once infected, you will receive a professional looking screen simulating Microsoft Windows Activation which will state that you need to re-activate your Windows...

Beware of ‘Wrong Transaction’ Hotel Spam

 July 30, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

If you get an email message telling you a hotel has erroneously charged your credit card account, be careful. The odds are that it’s part of a new spam campaign that could infect your computer. The messages started popping up in recent days and there are already many variants of...

IDBI Bank Phishing Scam

 July 29, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

It is now IDBI Bank getting targeted for phishing attacks. A mail carrying subject line : “IDBI BANK VERIFICATION MESSAGE!!” is being circulated containing an .html file as an attachment. If you click to open the .html file, it displays a fake IDBI bank login form. This form gets displayed...

“You have 1 message from Twitter Administration” Spam

 July 28, 2011

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Have you seen the following message? It is a new fake Twitter administrator spam message that is being circulated. A new social engineering trick involves using Twitter-like emails to encourage users to click on links. The link, of course, doesn’t go where it claims to go. You’ll only find out...

MasterCard spam leads to Fake AV

 July 28, 2011

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

We’re seeing a significant “spam attached malware” campaign in the past 48 hours with different attachment MD5s. 3305f83abf31fc66fa8f588b35be8eb2 8e3331b64a5884e1ef4f4c8a3d09bc7a The username portion of the email sender is random, using a classic misspelling that has been consistent. Usernames are a single word, followed by a “.”, “_” or “-“, followed by...

Some good tips on credit card safety

 July 21, 2011

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

When it comes to credit card security I have seen both types of people. There are people who are paranoid about security and do not use credit cards at all or do not perform any online banking transactions at all. Then there are people who do not care about security...