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Posts Tagged ‘phishing’

$1m eBay Phishers arrested in Romania

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

A total of 70 people were arrested in Romania earlier this week for their part in an eBay scam which saw them attempt to infiltrate trusted accounts to trade non-existent goods. (more…)

OFT to invest £4.5bn in fraud protection campaign

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

The UK Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is to invest £4.5m ($7m) in protecting British citizens from fraudulent activity online, it has been announced. (more…)

Company who sued China hit with email attack

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Lawyers who filed a lawsuit against the Chinese Government on behalf of a US software company over alleged theft of software code that was used in state-mandated filtering software, was reportedly targeted by a phishing attack that has also targeted Google. (more…)

Phishers target Christmas shoppers

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Phishing attacks saw a dramatic increase in December according to one group of researchers, with cyber criminals looking to capitalise on the seasonal increase in Christmas shoppers. (more…)

Hotmail hack reveals worrying state of passwords

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Password security is once again in the spotlight after a recent phishing attack on Hotmail users after it was revealed that users who had seen their accounts hacked were using woefully inadequate passwords. (more…)

Unsupervised inmate shuts down prison IT system

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

The computer system at a British prison was shut down entirely this week, after prison officials asked a convicted cyber criminal to reprogram it. (more…)

Phishers turn to live chat to snare victims

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Online banking customers are being warned that phishing scammers are now utilising ‘Live Chat’ systems in order to extract crucial security details from unsuspecting users. (more…)

iPhone Phishing protection branded “ineffective”

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Apple have been criticised by security researchers who have described anti-phishing measures on the iPhone as “ineffective”. (more…)

Facebook and Phishing- Are you at risk?

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Recently we have heard about popular social networking sites, namely Twitter and Facebook, being targeted with a Denial of Service (DoS) attack. (more…)

Scammers target financial brands in recession

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

Online scammers are taking advantage of the global economic downturn and targeting those who have been affected by the recession, according to a new report. (more…)