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Posts Tagged ‘phishing’

Experts warn spammers could attack after Jackson tragedy

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Security experts are warning computer users to be prepared for potential spam and phishing attacks following the surprise death of pop star Michael Jackson. (more…)

Stay Safe on Social Networks

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

The recent outbreak of phishing emails circulating on Facebook has put the safety and security of social networking websites back in the spotlight. (more…)

New phishing scam spreading on Facebook

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Facebook users are being warned over yet another apparent phishing scam circulating on the popular social networking site. (more…)

Suprising results in OFT scam report

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Internet users who use rely on “gut instinct” to avoid falling prey to online scams and those with advanced knowledge of financial products are actually more likely to fall victim to cyber criminals, according to surprising research published in the UK by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). (more…)

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…)

Phishing scams target Middle East conflict

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Web criminals have targeted the Israel-Palestine conflict in their latest attempt to spread an “SSL Stealer” Trojan that captures financial and personal information about computer users. (more…)

Taxpayers targetted in new email fraud

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

British taxpayers have been targeted in a new form of phishing attack from fraudsters who claim to be HM Revenue and Customs officials. (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…)

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.

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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…)