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Posts Tagged ‘Email’

Monster users warned over phishing attacks

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Users of the online job site Monster could be at risk of identity theft and phishing attacks after it was revealed that hackers had targeted the site. (more…)

Your guide to spam – and not the kind that comes in a tin

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

One of the scourges of modern life, spam is a nuisance that many of us have just come to accept as our lives become increasingly reliant on electronic communications. (more…)

Phishers target Google Calendar

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Online fraudsters have been turning to Google Calendar in what appears to be a new variant of phishing scam. (more…)

What’s in a name?

Thursday, November 27th, 2008

The amount of email spam that you receive could be dependent on the first letter of your name, according to a recent study. (more…)

Increased phishing attacks could hit Icesave customers

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Customers of the now defunct Icelandic bank Icesave could be at greater risk of phishing attacks in the coming weeks, according to online security analyists.


Gone Phishing? How to spot the bait and avoid being caught

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

For many of us, online banking has dramatically changed the way in which we manage our personal finances. The ability to avoid wasting countless lunch breaks queuing at the local branch to deal with payments and withdrawals in favour of a quick, convenient 24 hour banking service.

Unfortunately, the world of online banking has opened the door for fraudsters looking to procure our most personal details. (more…)

Spammers generate millions despite 1 in 12.5m response

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

A new report suggests that online spammers could be making multi-million dollar profits despite only receiving one response from every 12.5m emails sent.

Research by computer scientists at the University of California, Berkeley and UC, San Diego (UCSD) revealed that despite a response rate of 0.00001%, spammers could still generate seven-figure returns. (more…)

Intruders Break Into Republican Candidates Email

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

The Republican Vice-President candidate Sarah Palin was at the centre of an embarrassing security flaw this week as hackers broke their way into two of her personal email accounts.

Screenshots of two Yahoo email accounts belonging to Palin, as well as a contacts list, were posted on the Wikileaks whistle-blowing site as intruders utilised a flaw in Yahoo’s password administration system. (more…)