Tag Archive | "Phishing"


24 October 2007 | 3,278 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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20 April 2007 | 5,093 views

Google’s Blogger Platform Used to Aid Phishing Attacks

I’ve known for a while you can buy software for spamming and MFA (Made for Adsense) site generation for a few hundred USD which utilises Google’s Blogger platform (blogspot.com sites). You will have seen all the splogs as they are called (spam blogs) hosted on Blogger, a lot of them scrape Darknet articles and repost […]

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18 April 2007 | 8,380 views

IE 7 Flaw Could Help Phishers – Error Message Processing

Ah another way for phishers and people wanting to steal login credentials to con IE7 users. Yet another reason to use Firefox or Opera? Not saying these browsers are perfect…but look at the amount of problems Internet Exploder Explorer has had. The flaw lies in the way IE7 processes a locally stored HTML error message […]

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06 February 2007 | 5,200 views

Spam on the Increase – Image Spam Accounting for More

As always, spam filters get better and smarter, but so do spammers..and frankly spammers have more to gain by beating the spam filters so they always work harder and think in more innovative ways. As they get their spam resembling real emails more and more, the spam filters become less accurate. On top of that […]

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24 January 2007 | 4,181 views

Phishing Fraud Cases Growing in the UK

Now this is a massive growth, 8000% percent..woah! Thankfully losses are still ‘modest’ whatever that means, I guess although the attacks grow in number, awareness an education also increases (in places like UK anyway) so the risk is fairly well mitigated. UK incidents of phishing scams have grown 8,000 per cent over the last two […]

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13 January 2007 | 7,633 views

Rock Phish Group Accounts for 50% of Online Scams?

It seems common in most things, and it’s the same in infosec and especially malware, phishing and spam. The majority of malware, phishing attacks and spam mails are coming from the same few sources, I’d say it’s a case of 80/20. 20% of the people are sending 80% of the messages, one of the big […]

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26 December 2006 | 2,687 views

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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01 November 2006 | 5,904 views

Hackers Target Home Users for Cash

Hackers are switching targets now, companies are getting too hard to break into due to the availability of decently configured perimeter kit like firewalls and IDS. Plus the information they do get if they manage to break in is often worthless commercially and really not worth the effort. So instead, they target the end user, […]

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14 September 2006 | 16,602 views

Impressive Open Source Intrusion Prevention – HLBR

It’s good to see work on open source tools in the countermeasure department aswell as the attack and penetration arena. It’s a shame since Snort and Nessus have gone semi-commercial. I hope more people invest their time in good IDS, Firewall and IPS systems, I love things like IPCop and hope to see more products […]

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04 August 2006 | 4,804 views

419 Scammers Duplicate Interpol Site

Scammers are getting more inventive and so it seems more technically advanced. They have actually duplicated the Interpol site to dupe people. 419 advanced fee scammers have created an exact copy of the Interpol website, which is expected to be used to dupe victims into believing they are dealing with the real International Criminal Police […]

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