Tag Archives: Phishing

Six arrested in student phishing scam case

internet Police have arrested four men and two women in connection with a scam which targeted students, purporting to be from the Student Loans Company. The scam invited students to update their.. more
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Xbox Live scams average £100

xbox That great bastion of video games journalism (or any journalism for that matter) The Sun has today run an “exclusive” high profile piece on the Xbox and gamers who have been.. more
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Over 50% of Internet threats come from China and Russia

Security firm BitDefender has produced an E-threat landscape report, a study of worldwide malware and spam trends over the last six months via users of BitDefender products. And when it comes.. more
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Google highlights Gmail hacking originating from China

Google and China have had a “special relationship” ever since the incident at the beginning of last year when the search engine pinned hacking activity on China’s alleged attempts to sniff out the Gmail accounts of human rights activists. This prompted Google to stop censoring.. more
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Apple addresses MacDefender malware issue

Apple has finally moved to address the problem of the MacDefender malware (also known as MacProtector and MacSecurity). These are different names for a scareware spoof anti-virus program which hoovers up the Mac user’s details once installed. This has been known about for a while.. more
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Sophos points to social networking threats

Security firm Sophos has released its annual Security Threat Report, detailing what happened in the world of malware and phishing in 2010. One of the most interesting discoveries is the continual increase in scams targeted at social networks, a pretty inevitable upsurge given the huge.. more
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25% of UK surfers targeted by cold calling scams

Safe surfing campaigners Get Safe Online have revealed some interesting statistics regarding online security in the UK. According to a report on PC Pro, Get Safe Online reckons that a quarter of UK citizens have been targeted by a different kind of virus scam. It.. more
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10% of UK websites guilty of spamming visitors

Research conducted by the Spam Ratings site has shown that one in ten UK websites hit their visitors with “dangerous and malicious” spam. The study took place over the course of a year and involved monitoring some 10,000 websites and 150,000 emails. The volume of.. more
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Six collared in massive online banking scam

Six people have been arrested as part of Operation Dynamophone, an investigation by the Met’s Police Central e-Crime Unit. The five men and one woman, aged between 25 and 40, were picked up in raids across London and in County Meath, Ireland, yesterday and today... more
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Imperva uncovers master hacker

Imperva uncovered a new, automated, cloud-based phishing kit. Our Application Defense Center found this kit on a hacker forum. This attack highlights an interesting twist—there’s no honor among thieves. Two master hackers wrote and then posted a phishing kit into hacker forums. The irony is.. more
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