Tag Archive | "Phishing"


26 November 2008 | 3,576 views

Spam Back on the Rise with Srizbi Resurrected

After McColo was partially disconnected from the Internet by it’s peers global spam dropped noticeably. It seems however that the spam was emanating from a zombie network and the control servers were hosted by McColo, the creators of the botnet (Srizbi) were smart about it though and built a fail-safe system into the the malware. […]

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17 November 2008 | 5,723 views

Spam ISP McColo Cut Off From the Internet

You might recall we reported a while ago about ‘spam friendly’ ISP Intercage coming back online after having their plug pulled by upstream provider UnitedLayer. They pledged to clean up their act though and drop their biggest client who was an Eastern European malware and phishing host. This time another ISP has been suspected of […]

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24 September 2008 | 3,203 views

Intercage – Spam/Malware Friendly ISP Back Online

There has been a big hoo-haa recently about a US ISP called Intercage who have said to have been harbouring spammers and scammers via their largest client an Eastern European webhost called Esthost. Their plug got pulled 2 days ago by the upstream provider IP transit provider UnitedLayer after weeks of criticism from the community […]

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02 July 2008 | 4,730 views

Google Calendar a New Target for Phishing

It seems like the Phishing crews at trying to get some new ideas on how to con people into giving away their credentials and leaking info. The latest target appears to be Google Calendar. As always be on your guard as these scams are coming from all directions. A few months ago, spam came to […]

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04 June 2008 | 4,678 views

‘Untraceable’ Phone Frauders Vishing for Credit Cards

Vishing, now there’s a new term for you. Basically its Phishing – but utilising VoIP call services, which makes it very easy to spoof the Caller ID. Even though Caller ID Spoofing was Made Illegal in the USA – people will still continue to do it, remember the FCC said it’s still easy to spoof […]

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22 May 2008 | 3,584 views

Spammers Target Social Networking Sites

It makes sense, spammers will follow whatever is popular, wherever the social mass is at and reading they will bombard. In the earlier days Myspace was a big target, now they are moving on to other sites such as Facebook. Social networking sites are an ideal place for spammers as they can exploit the trust […]

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26 December 2007 | 3,739 views

Trojan Targets Google Text Based Adverts

It looks like the malware guys are indeed getting more tricky, and this time it has an effect on multiple parties. It deprives Google of the impressions from the adverts and potentially can infect surfers with some nasty malware. Again it’s using the hosts file, redirecting Google’s own ads to those from a nefarious source. […]

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17 December 2007 | 11,996 views

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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27 November 2007 | 4,623 views

UK Consumers Lose Faith in ‘Phished’ Brands

It seems Phishing is have effects in ways that weren’t originally obvious, it comes back to the same topic we generally discuss here when it comes to security and consumers. IGNORANCE. Someone consumers see a Phishing attempt from ‘Brand X‘ as a negative against that brand…even though it has absolutely nothing to do with the […]

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24 October 2007 | 3,267 views

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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