Archive | Phishing


16 July 2009 | 11,304 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 | 4,045 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 | 12,042 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 | 3,803 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 | 4,650 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… http://jannawalitax.blogspot.com/ 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: http://twitterblogs.access-logins.com/login [...]

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08 December 2008 | 14,124 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 | 11,301 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 | 11,954 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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27 November 2007 | 4,623 views

UK Consumers Lose Faith in ‘Phished’ Brands

It seems Phishing is have effects in ways that weren’t originally obvious, it comes back to the same topic we generally discuss here when it comes to security and consumers. IGNORANCE. Someone consumers see a Phishing attempt from ‘Brand X‘ as a negative against that brand…even though it has absolutely nothing to do with the [...]

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24 October 2007 | 3,256 views

The Next Evolution – GFI Uncovers MP3 Spam

If you remember a while back we mentioned PDF & Image Attachment Spam – The New Problem with E-mail, now we have another ‘innovation’ in spamming.. MP3 spam! It seems they are using it for the same old pump and dump tactics (Microcap stock fraud) to artificially inflate stock prices then sell out fast. Spammers [...]

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