Archive | Spammers & Scammers


09 July 2012 | 713 views

Android Malware App Covertly Makes Purchases On China Mobile Market

There seems to be a trend towards malware on the Android platform that extorts money from the user somehow, either through premium SMS or services – or the latest trojan – which covertly purchases apps from the mobile market. We first wrote about Android Antivirus software from Symantec back in 2010 and it seems like [...]

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30 April 2012 | 1,368 views

Russian Cyber-Crime Market Doubled In 2011

It’s been quite a while since we’ve posted any news about Russia, so here’s an article which in some ways is quite scary. The global cybercrime market is being dominated by Russian-speaking nations and their activity doubled in 2011. It’s certainly a disproportionate amount of crime when you look at their population size. Cybercrime is [...]

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16 April 2012 | 632 views

Android Trojan Targets Japanese Market – Steals Personal Data

Early last year we wrote about China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans, then later last year there was a possibility Cybercrooks May Be Able To Force Mobile Phones To Send Premium-Rate SMS Messages. The latest news about Android malware is malicious apps that are in the official Google marketplace (called Play) – [...]

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05 January 2012 | 16,749 views

Ramnit Worm Stealing Facebook Account Passwords, E-mail Address & Bank Details

Oh look, another Facebook worm – this one seems pretty nasty and as usual it’s going for Facebook access details and then diving into banking credentials if it can find them. It’s mostly targeted at the UK though, worms of these type usually are geographically limited as they are targeting bank information – it’s better [...]

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20 December 2011 | 10,275 views

Cybercrooks May Be Able To Force Mobile Phones To Send Premium-Rate SMS Messages

There have been a few stories about this in the past, I recall China Facing Problems With Android Handsets & Pre-installed Trojans that were draining people’s batteries and phone credit by sending messages to premium-rate numbers. The latest news is of a more technical nature, but it outlines ways in which cybercrooks may well be [...]

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25 January 2011 | 14,745 views

Digital Underground Offering Cheap Botnets For Hire

Perhaps even the cyber-criminals are effected by the recent recession – botnets for hire are hitting rock-bottom rates starting at just $2. We reported back in April 2010 about the Texas Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Bot Network For Hire. They are becoming more multi-talented as well rather than just offering bot networks for DDoS [...]

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19 November 2010 | 15,234 views

European Banks Seeing New Wave Of ATM Skimming

ATM hacking and skimming were often in the news a few years back, but since the banks ramped up the security on ATM machines – including anti-skimming devices – ATM fraud activities seemed to drop off. Remember the Pro ATM Hacker ‘Chao’ Gives Out ATM Hacking Tips and a bunch of people getting busted not [...]

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21 October 2010 | 7,354 views

Malware Pushers Abuse Firefox Warning Page

This is a pretty neat attack from the malware pushes leveraging on the ignorance of the average user – which in all honestly is a safe bet most of the time! You could consider it a Social Engineering attack as it’s taking something that’s familiar and changing it to deliver malware. I’m sure all the [...]

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01 October 2010 | 6,481 views

Police In UK & US Charge & Arrest Multiple People Over Zeus Trojan E-banking Fraud

Zeus has been around for quite some time, we reported it about it initially back in 2009 when it was noted Zeus could evade anti-virus software. In more recent months it was noted that Zeus has become more focused and variations of Zeus were found to be targeting banks and financial organisations in specific geographic [...]

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08 July 2010 | 9,774 views

Regional Trojan Threat Targeting Online Banks

Well it was inevitable really, I’ve noticed in the last couple of years Phishing e-mails have started to use targeted lists especially for banking sites and the next up of course is trojans developed for specific regions. A security company Trusteer (who makes Rapport) has done some research on this matter which has pin-pointed certain [...]

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