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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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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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Botnets and Phishing Numbers Increasing Despite Crackdown

Botnets and organises cybercrime is getting more prevalent, it seems it’s increasing exponentially despire crackdowns by the US governments and other organisations. The criminals are getting more advanced, phishing scams are getting more realistic, technically trojans are getting more effective and the groups are getting really organised. Cybercrooks are organizing better and moving to more […]

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Predicting Malware – Events Trigger Malware/Phishing Spikes

Apologies for the lack of updates for the past few days, I had to go abroad for an important assessment ;) It’s sad how people can pray on things as terrible as disasters to make a quick buck, but well we have to face the facts that they do, and will. And as it seems, […]

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Graph Analysis of Credit Card Loss

I saw some interesting information recently on a mailing list. We took one sample of one carding/phishing forum that our Global Surveillance Center was monitoring and sampled the set into a graph that lists the top 10 banks and the losses over the last month. As you can see, it’s obvious who the top credit […]

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Barclays Rolls Out Free Anti-Virus Protection for Customers

The shocking statistic first, “56% of consumers do not have active anti-virus on their PCs”, ok not that shocking but still a bit worrying. Allthough asking if your average user doesn’t protect themselves on the internet conjures up images of the pope squatting in the woods. The basic F-Secure anti-virus product protects against viruses and […]

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Carders Scamming Spammers!

Sounds complicated, it’s almost a tongue-twister. It turns out the carders (people using stolen credit card details fraudulently) have worked out how to get money out of the spammers (spamming being massive nowdays) Fraudsters who deal in stolen credit card data have devised a means to extract money from sponsors of junk mail campaigns. Carders […]

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Google Safe Browsing Extension for Firefox & Netcraft Toolbar – Anti-Phishing

I remember some time back Netcraft developed an anti-phishing toolbar for Internet Explorer Exploder and Firefox. You can check it out here: Netcraft Toolbar Protect your savings from Phishing attacks. See the hosting location and Risk Rating of every site you visit. Help defend the Internet community from fraudsters. Then recently Google has come out […]

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