Archive | Phishing


02 October 2012 | 3,668 views

Hackers Break Into White House Military Network

It’s been a while, but hey I’m back! So here’s a news story that caught my eye today – it’s been a while since we’ve reported on a Spear Phishing attack, and guess what? Yes, last time it was also perpetrated by Chinese, but it was targeting Google’s Gmail. Targeted Phishing Attacks Carried Out On [...]

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18 July 2012 | 3,384 views

spt v0.6.0 – Simple Phishing Toolkit Available For Download

spt is a simple concept with powerful possibilities. It is what it’s name implies: a simple phishing toolkit. The basic idea the spt project had was “Wouldn’t it be cool if there were a simple, effective, easy to use and free (most importantly!) tool that information security professionals could use to evaluate and train what [...]

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30 April 2012 | 1,384 views

Russian Cyber-Crime Market Doubled In 2011

It’s been quite a while since we’ve posted any news about Russia, so here’s an article which in some ways is quite scary. The global cybercrime market is being dominated by Russian-speaking nations and their activity doubled in 2011. It’s certainly a disproportionate amount of crime when you look at their population size. Cybercrime is [...]

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02 June 2011 | 6,815 views

Targeted Phishing Attacks Carried Out On Gmail – Likely From China

It was just about a week ago when we wrote about the technical flaw in Hotmail and the fact that the Hotmail Exploit Has Been Silently Stealing E-mail for some time. The latest news is some hackers have been targeting users of the Gmail service, specifically US government officials. This comes shortly after the news [...]

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25 January 2011 | 14,823 views

Digital Underground Offering Cheap Botnets For Hire

Perhaps even the cyber-criminals are effected by the recent recession – botnets for hire are hitting rock-bottom rates starting at just $2. We reported back in April 2010 about the Texas Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Bot Network For Hire. They are becoming more multi-talented as well rather than just offering bot networks for DDoS [...]

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08 July 2010 | 9,783 views

Regional Trojan Threat Targeting Online Banks

Well it was inevitable really, I’ve noticed in the last couple of years Phishing e-mails have started to use targeted lists especially for banking sites and the next up of course is trojans developed for specific regions. A security company Trusteer (who makes Rapport) has done some research on this matter which has pin-pointed certain [...]

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06 July 2010 | 9,607 views

Tabnapping Attack On The Increase

This is an interesting new attack, I saw a live demo of it a while back here: Tabnabbing: A New Type of Phishing Attack. All you need to do is let the page load, then browse to another tab for 5 seconds or more and you’ll see the favicon change to Gmail and the page [...]

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14 May 2010 | 8,497 views

Two Thirds Of All Phishing Attacks Carried Out By Single Group

Now this is a pretty surprising figure, we all know Phishing has become a big issue in recent years especially for financial institutions, but it still amazes me two-thirds of all attacks can come from a single group! It’s been a major issue concerning computer security in general, consumer privacy and companies like PayPal have [...]

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03 February 2010 | 6,413 views

Twitter Major Password Reset After Phishing Attack

Twitter has come under attack fairly frequently in recent months, which is not surprising considering the explosive growth of the platform and the sheer number of users it has. If you are a Twitter use you may have noticed many people had their password reset automatically yesterday, Twitter today announced the reason for this on [...]

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24 September 2009 | 28,874 views

Twitter DM Phishing Scam

As Twitter gains momentum there are more and more attacks on it, it’s users and the most recent is a phishing scam via DM (Direct Message). It was uncovered recently that it was being used as a Botnet Control Channel, shortly before that it was subjected to a DoS attack. This isn’t the first time [...]

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