Tag Archive | "Phishing"


24 September 2009 | 28,882 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 | 11,309 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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19 May 2009 | 10,536 views

Retarded E-mails – Brute Force, Change School Grades, Hack US Military & MORE

It’s been a few months since the last Retard Update, and it’s definitely been slower since I posted the disclaimer and link on the Contact Page. There have been some weird ones, one worders, one liners and stuff in foreign languages. Anyway let’s get started with a classic ‘script-kiddy I can’t operate my computer‘ type [...]

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23 April 2009 | 4,047 views

Spammers Recover from McColo Shutdown – Spam Back To 91%

You might remember back in November last year Spam ISP McColo was Cut Off From the Internet and there was a fairly drastic drop in spam e-mail traffic. Well it looks like the spammers have got their acts back together as spam levels are back up to 91% of their previous volume. Having McColo shut [...]

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15 January 2009 | 12,043 views

Next-Gen Botnets Taking The Place of Storm and Srizbi

Back in November there was a considerable drop in Spam when Spam friendly ISP McColo was cut off from the Internet by it’s upstream peer. Srizbi worm was pretty smart though and was picking up again by the end of November. Later in the year the botnets were somewhat neutralised leading to a huge drop [...]

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13 January 2009 | 3,805 views

Fake CNN Site From Phishing E-mail Serves Trojan

The latest Phishing E-mails going round are leveraging on people’s need to digest the latest information, in this case about the Israel-Hamas conflict. They set up a fake CNN site which prompts you to upgrade your flash player to view the video, of course it’s not Flash but a Trojan targeting your sensitive financial information. [...]

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05 January 2009 | 4,660 views

Phishing Attacks Hits Twitter Users – Utilising Direct Messages

I personally received the following direct message on Twitter from someone I know quite well: hey! check out this funny blog about you… http://jannawalitax.blogspot.com/ It’s a link to a fake blogspot URL that redirects to a phishing URL for Twitter, it looks the same as the real login page but the actual URL is: http://twitterblogs.access-logins.com/login [...]

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24 December 2008 | 7,185 views

Retarded E-mails – ATM Cards, Very Important Details, VOIP Testing Tools and MORE!

Merry xmas everyone, here is the year end summary of retarded e-mails. We have had a splendid amount of retarded comments recently too and some decent e-mails too (but all asking the same thing “How do I start learning to be a hacker, what should I do, what should I read etc..I’ll write a post [...]

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08 December 2008 | 14,148 views

Scammers Using Asterisk VoIP Systems to Make Calls

It seems like ‘vishing‘ (basically Phishing – but utilising VoIP call services) as it’s known is getting bigger, especially since the scammers have been using a flaw in Asterisk systems that allows them to hijack the VoIP exchange. Older versions of Asterisk do have quite a number of serious flaws and it looks like scammers [...]

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04 December 2008 | 63,494 views

Retarded E-mails – Crack Hotmail? Hack Facebook? Boyfriend Cheating?

I get a lot of these e-mails, sometimes I receive them almost every day. I had a thought the other day, it might be amusing if I shared them with you guys. So I’ll post them up every time I receive 2-3. I’ve had a LOT of these kind of e-mails and some spooky ones [...]

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