Archive | Phishing


27 November 2007 | 4,628 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 | 3,278 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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08 June 2007 | 19,093 views

yahoo password grabber

Phishers never give up, password theft protected pages? But what about password protected messenger application… No more to say check it out (lame)… Link :: Another Yahoo anti-phising (did you know?): (also yahoo, for the ones that have inverted keyboard y-z)

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20 April 2007 | 5,093 views

Google’s Blogger Platform Used to Aid Phishing Attacks

I’ve known for a while you can buy software for spamming and MFA (Made for Adsense) site generation for a few hundred USD which utilises Google’s Blogger platform ( sites). You will have seen all the splogs as they are called (spam blogs) hosted on Blogger, a lot of them scrape Darknet articles and repost […]

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18 April 2007 | 8,380 views

IE 7 Flaw Could Help Phishers – Error Message Processing

Ah another way for phishers and people wanting to steal login credentials to con IE7 users. Yet another reason to use Firefox or Opera? Not saying these browsers are perfect…but look at the amount of problems Internet Exploder Explorer has had. The flaw lies in the way IE7 processes a locally stored HTML error message […]

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06 February 2007 | 5,200 views

Spam on the Increase – Image Spam Accounting for More

As always, spam filters get better and smarter, but so do spammers..and frankly spammers have more to gain by beating the spam filters so they always work harder and think in more innovative ways. As they get their spam resembling real emails more and more, the spam filters become less accurate. On top of that […]

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24 January 2007 | 4,181 views

Phishing Fraud Cases Growing in the UK

Now this is a massive growth, 8000% percent..woah! Thankfully losses are still ‘modest’ whatever that means, I guess although the attacks grow in number, awareness an education also increases (in places like UK anyway) so the risk is fairly well mitigated. UK incidents of phishing scams have grown 8,000 per cent over the last two […]

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13 January 2007 | 7,633 views

Rock Phish Group Accounts for 50% of Online Scams?

It seems common in most things, and it’s the same in infosec and especially malware, phishing and spam. The majority of malware, phishing attacks and spam mails are coming from the same few sources, I’d say it’s a case of 80/20. 20% of the people are sending 80% of the messages, one of the big […]

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08 January 2007 | 8,372 views

Organised Cyber Criminals Recruiting Fresh Grads

Criminals are not stupid, cyber criminals are the same breed, perhaps even smarter than the traditionalists as they are utilising new ways of doing the same old tricks online. Now the online criminals are recruiting fresh grads to help them push the boundaries further. Organised crime is “grooming” a new generation of would-be cybercriminals using […]

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26 December 2006 | 2,687 views

Awareness of Phishing is on the Up – But so are Monetary Losses

It seems like phishers are changing their tactics to those similar to spammers, rather than going for big targets and mass mails they are turning to more wealthy customers and fewer but larger bounties. Imagine if they can nail a few big ones, they are set. Online fraudsters are turning their attentions away from large […]

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