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Spam Campaigners Target iPhone Users with Huge Discounts and Trojans

Spammers are taunting iPhone users with fake “iPhone Picture Snapshot message” emails that infect people with malware. Innocent Mac aficionados are made to believe they received a snapshot message as an attachment. To see it, they only need to download the file. It’s an old, but still dangerous, trick that continues to claim victims. The e-mail attachment is a malicious piece that, once downloaded, transfor...

Users More Aware of Browser Security Warnings, Study Finds

Internet users pay more attention to browser security warnings because they are better designed than before, a study by the Berkeley University of California shows. Among the warnings lately redesigned are toolbars that alert of phishing attacks, now replaced with full-page warnings. The paper, titled “Alice in Warningland: A Large-Scale Field Study of Browser Security Warning Effectiveness," looks at how u...

Woman Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Phishing Conviction

The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested 26-year old Nichole Michelle Merzi from California, who was convicted of participating in a phishing scheme. As part of an official U.S.-Egyptian operation codenamed Operation Phish Phry, the woman has been identified as a member of a Los Angeles cyber-gang that caused more than $1 million in bank frauds. The six-week trial for Nichole Michelle Merzi’s conviction...

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