Archive | Phishing


03 February 2010 | 6,451 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 | 28,908 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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16 July 2009 | 11,324 views

Chinese Company Shares Huge Malware Database

We need more companies like this that acknowledge hoarding data isn’t doing anything for the greater good, to really stamp out the core problems you have to share the data you’ve correlated across the World so everyone can put together what they have and do something about it. It seems like with China pumping out […]

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23 April 2009 | 4,057 views

Spammers Recover from McColo Shutdown – Spam Back To 91%

You might remember back in November last year Spam ISP McColo was Cut Off From the Internet and there was a fairly drastic drop in spam e-mail traffic. Well it looks like the spammers have got their acts back together as spam levels are back up to 91% of their previous volume. Having McColo shut […]

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15 January 2009 | 12,048 views

Next-Gen Botnets Taking The Place of Storm and Srizbi

Back in November there was a considerable drop in Spam when Spam friendly ISP McColo was cut off from the Internet by it’s upstream peer. Srizbi worm was pretty smart though and was picking up again by the end of November. Later in the year the botnets were somewhat neutralised leading to a huge drop […]

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13 January 2009 | 3,820 views

Fake CNN Site From Phishing E-mail Serves Trojan

The latest Phishing E-mails going round are leveraging on people’s need to digest the latest information, in this case about the Israel-Hamas conflict. They set up a fake CNN site which prompts you to upgrade your flash player to view the video, of course it’s not Flash but a Trojan targeting your sensitive financial information. […]

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05 January 2009 | 4,677 views

Phishing Attacks Hits Twitter Users – Utilising Direct Messages

I personally received the following direct message on Twitter from someone I know quite well: hey! check out this funny blog about you… It’s a link to a fake blogspot URL that redirects to a phishing URL for Twitter, it looks the same as the real login page but the actual URL is: […]

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08 December 2008 | 14,210 views

Scammers Using Asterisk VoIP Systems to Make Calls

It seems like ‘vishing‘ (basically Phishing – but utilising VoIP call services) as it’s known is getting bigger, especially since the scammers have been using a flaw in Asterisk systems that allows them to hijack the VoIP exchange. Older versions of Asterisk do have quite a number of serious flaws and it looks like scammers […]

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04 November 2008 | 11,312 views

Twitter Squatting – The New Domain Jacking?

It seems the latest target for spammers, opportunists and those into Domain Squatting is the registration of interesting or possibly valuable Twitter usernames. Twitter has exploded recently as a new ‘micro-blogging’ platform and it works really well, especially when combined with more traditional blogging and the host of tools that have been build around Twitter […]

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17 December 2007 | 12,081 views

DNS Poisoning Getting Serious – Phishing from Open Recursive DNS Servers

A new generation of phishing attacks is being studied jointly by Google and Georgia Institute of Technology, it seems the bad guys are getting some smarter ideas. They are using Open Recursive DNS servers to poison DNS queries and return false information, thus luring consumers to even more realistic phishing domains. Researchers at Google and […]

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