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Using Twitter for Data Mining and Information Gathering

We’ve mentioned Twitter a few times lately as it has become a larger and larger part of the social web and the premier ‘micro-blogging’ platform. There was a recent Phishing issue on Twitter and before that Twitter Jacking and a CSRF bug that allowed auto-following. Due to the large update of Twitter, the amount of […]

Topic: Hacking News, Privacy, Social Engineering

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 […]

Topic: Exploits/Vulnerabilities, Phishing, Social Engineering

Malware Authors Jumping on the Obama Bandwagon

No surprise here, the malware authors are leveraging on the social engineering aspect of the US presidential elections. In less than half a day Google Adwords adverts and custom malware was popping up conning users into a sense of security by using Obama’s name. Malware purveyors have wasted no time capitalizing on Barack Obama’s landslide […]

Topic: Malware, Social Engineering, Spammers & Scammers