Botnets are indeed a growing problem, we’ve seen serious cases of DDoS extortion, the most recent example would be the attacks against the ‘million dollar homepage’ and the problems it caused the owner. Botnets have been used for quite some time as spam networks and mostly for script kiddies to have DoS wars on IRC […]
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Botnets and organises cybercrime is getting more prevalent, it seems it’s increasing exponentially despire crackdowns by the US governments and other organisations. The criminals are getting more advanced, phishing scams are getting more realistic, technically trojans are getting more effective and the groups are getting really organised. Cybercrooks are organizing better and moving to more […]
The shocking statistic first, “56% of consumers do not have active anti-virus on their PCs”, ok not that shocking but still a bit worrying. Allthough asking if your average user doesn’t protect themselves on the internet conjures up images of the pope squatting in the woods. The basic F-Secure anti-virus product protects against viruses and […]
Sounds complicated, it’s almost a tongue-twister. It turns out the carders (people using stolen credit card details fraudulently) have worked out how to get money out of the spammers (spamming being massive nowdays) Fraudsters who deal in stolen credit card data have devised a means to extract money from sponsors of junk mail campaigns. Carders […]
I remember some time back Netcraft developed an anti-phishing toolbar for Internet Explorer Exploder and Firefox. You can check it out here: Netcraft Toolbar Protect your savings from Phishing attacks. See the hosting location and Risk Rating of every site you visit. Help defend the Internet community from fraudsters. Then recently Google has come out […]
Phishing is a difficult enough form of fraud to avoid for most computer users, but when some of the biggest names in the financial industry fail to do their part to detect and eliminate these online scams, consumers often are placed in an untenable situation. Case in point: A source recently forwarded a link to […]