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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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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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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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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 (blogspot.com 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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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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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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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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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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