Archive | Spammers & Scammers


06 July 2010 | 9,617 views

Tabnapping Attack On The Increase

This is an interesting new attack, I saw a live demo of it a while back here: Tabnabbing: A New Type of Phishing Attack. All you need to do is let the page load, then browse to another tab for 5 seconds or more and you’ll see the favicon change to Gmail and the page [...]

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24 June 2010 | 13,653 views

Scotland Yard Arrests Teenages For Involvement In Largest English Language Cybercrime Forum

It seems both the US and UK governments have been cracking down pretty harshly on cybercrime operations over the past two years. A number of ‘underground’ forums and cybercrime operations have been shut down including those involving botnets, carding and phishing. One of the big stories earlier this year was the Former DarkMarket Admin Facing [...]

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14 May 2010 | 8,500 views

Two Thirds Of All Phishing Attacks Carried Out By Single Group

Now this is a pretty surprising figure, we all know Phishing has become a big issue in recent years especially for financial institutions, but it still amazes me two-thirds of all attacks can come from a single group! It’s been a major issue concerning computer security in general, consumer privacy and companies like PayPal have [...]

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02 March 2010 | 6,536 views

High Tech Ticket Scalpers Earn $25 Million Profits

Today’s news is that a company in the US has been using CAPTCHA breaking technology to run a very profitable ticket scalping operation. Reports state they netted a $25 Million USD profit over a 6 year period, which is an industry is extremely lucrative especially for a reasonably small operation. Of course they way in [...]

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15 January 2010 | 13,710 views

Former Dark Market Admin Faces 10 Year Jail Sentence

You may remember a while back in 2008 it was uncovered (at least publically) that DarkMarket was actually an FBI Sting Operation. Insiders had apparently known since 2006 that one of the admins was actually an undercover FBI agent. Countless cases have gone to court with the evidence and contacts gathered in the DarkMarket forums. [...]

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22 December 2009 | 3,946 views

Brittany Murphy Dies & Scareware Scammers Strike

It seems to be a trend now, whenever someone famous dies some kind of malware or phishing scam will pop up playing on their death with the usual social engineering aspect. The most memorable one recently of course was the passing of The King of Pop – Michael Jackson The latest one is Brittany Murphy [...]

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28 October 2009 | 6,293 views

Facebook E-mail Spam Conceals Malware Attack

Facebook has had a fair share of problems, being a large community of course it’s going to be a ripe target for spammers, scammers and malware distributors. The latest to hit is a spam e-mail claiming to be from the Facebook team that actually spreads a nasty piece of malware called Bredolab. It’s also been [...]

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24 September 2009 | 28,881 views

Twitter DM Phishing Scam

As Twitter gains momentum there are more and more attacks on it, it’s users and the most recent is a phishing scam via DM (Direct Message). It was uncovered recently that it was being used as a Botnet Control Channel, shortly before that it was subjected to a DoS attack. This isn’t the first time [...]

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16 July 2009 | 11,307 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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29 June 2009 | 25,510 views

Michael Jackon Spam/Malware – RIP The King Of Pop

For people of my age and generation and I’d guess for most readers of Darknet, Michael Jackson would have had a great influence on our lives. The biggest news last week was most certainly his death, as usual the bad guys were extremely quick to capitalize on this and were sending out spam within hours [...]

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