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Pocket Guide to Black Friday Scams: How I Almost Gave My Credit Card Details for Coffee Coupons

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and the traditional start to the holiday shopping season. Last year, Black Friday sales in the U.S. increased 6.6 percent over the same day in 2010. Americans spent $11.40 billion, the biggest dollar amount ever spent during the day, according to ShopperTrak. But some hidden retailers are also making special offers: malware writers, phishers and all sorts...

OMG!!!!! Shocking Truth About Cyber-Criminals. Your jaw will drop when you see what they did!!!

You will lose all respect for cyber-criminals after reading this blog post! After sending out rumors Rihanna and Miley Cyrus have died, Facebook scammers are again spreading “embarrassing” videos with the two American celebrities to steal users’ credentials and money through bogus surveys. Users can’t get enough of sexy videos with celebrities! So scammers “resurrected” two of the most popular American star...

Phishing Campaign Targets CloudFlare Customers

Popular content distribution and DDoS specialist CloudFlare has issued a warning about a targeted phishing campaign making the rounds among its customers. According to a support notification issued by CloudFlare, the rogue e-mail message comes with a spoofed e-mail address that belongs to CloudFlare. To make it seem more legitimate, the message includes the domain the victim is using in conjunction with the...

Fraudsters Arouse Twilight Fans with Bogus Contact Lenses

As thousands of fans camp out in Los Angeles ahead of next week’s “Twilight” world premiere, cyber-crooks lure Facebook users with a fresh “Breaking Dawn″ scam to steal credentials and money. A freshly created Twilight Facebook page has already driven the attention of up to 35,000 fans, most of them young women. The unwary lady users are lured with free Twilight Vampire contact lenses that may come in diffe...

Halloween Trick or Trick: Cyber-Ghouls and Goblins Use Fake Commercial Spam to Steal Credentials

Most Halloween cyber-criminals make believe they advertise products while they are actually hunting users’ personal data through fake commercial spam campaigns, according to an analysis by Bitdefender. Up to 70 per cent of spammers who take advantage of Oct. 31 celebrations flood inboxes with images of cars and pharmaceuticals such as Viagra that redirect people to other websites. Users are then asked for p...

Twitter’s Own Shortlink System Gets Blacklisted, Renders All Twitter Links Inaccessible

Millions of Twitter users were unable to access hyperlinks in tweets on Sunday evening as the social network's own short-link system got pulled off the DNS zone for over an hour. The incident, which basically affected all accounts, led any click on the tweet hyperlinks to an error page claiming that the resource the user tries to visit was unavailable. Unlike other social networks, Twitter uses their own li...

Online Banking Scams in the UK Increasing in Frequency, Professionalism

The number of fake bank websites targeting the 26 million Brits who bank online is rising 3 percent a month as criminals targeting UK citizens tighten their focus and improve their scams, according to a 60-day research by Bitdefender.   The UK brands most-used to create fake web pages are HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Natwest, Barclays, Reliance Bank, ING Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, and Standard Chartered....

Hacked Pinterest Accounts Push Spam to Facebook and Twitter

A series of Pinterest accounts were reported as compromised, while disseminating spam on Twitter and Facebook. Users who cross-linked social networking accounts were unintentionally responsible for the spam. Although Facebook reports on Pinterest spam messages were unfounded, Twitter posts revealed a high number of complaints regarding compromised accounts. The spam wave is losing momentum as users have bee...

“Activate the new security system” is a phishing scam targeting Italians

Ingenious phishing scam targets Italy’s post office and bank operator, Poste Italiane, with e-mails designed to con users into willingly give away authentication data to their online money accounts. The fake e-mail officially informs customers they can no longer use the prepaid PostePay service if they don’t activate the new web security system of Poste Italiane by August 16th 2013. Fig. 1 Bogus e-mail alle...

Brazilians Continue Under Heavy Phishing Attack with Banco Itau, Bradesco Impersonations

Fraud attempts are on the rise and Brazilians are in the cross hairs. Fraudsters use a variety of baits and send countless mails with attached phishing forms or misleading links to steal users’ critical financial data such as password, username, credit cards number, email address security code. Filling in the form gives crooks pretty much everything they need to access cash in the compromised accounts, impe...

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