More than 400 organizations were recently targeted by a Bitcoin phishing campaign that intended to con users into giving away their wallet passwords.
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Google is making a small, but potentially important, change to the way that Gmail handles some special characters in messages as a way to defeat a common tactic used by spammers to confuse recipients and trick them into opening emails.
The World Cup is the most popular sporting event on the planet, and not just among sports fans; attackers and scammers of all stripes love it as well, as it presents a unique opportunity to separate victims from their money. Phishing and malware scams tied to the World Cup in Brazil have been running rampant[...]
A fraud campaign stole more than half a million dollars from a European bank in a week earlier this year, researchers with Kaspersky Lab announced this week.
The FTC is seeking help from hackers at DEF CON to help lure and identify the perpetrators of illegal robocalling scams, whether they are criminal or corporate.
UPDATE–Law enforcement agencies in Europe and the United States, including Europol and the FBI, ran a coordinated takedown of the GameOver Zeus botnet on Friday, seizing servers and disrupting the botnet’s operation. Authorities say that the same botnet has been used to distribute the CryptoLocker ransomware and they’re now looking for a 30-year-old Russian whom[...]
Those in control of the Asprox botnet are hiding their malware in emails purporting to come from the USPS.
Iranian spies have been carrying out a campaign since at least 2011 that has gathered intelligence by targeting D.C. journalists and government emissaries via social media.
A recent VoIP phishing campaign has been netting the payment card information of up to 250 Americans per day.
Black Friday and the Monday that follows, which we have somewhat recently taken to calling Cyber Monday, are two of the biggest shopping days of the year. The tradition of getting off to a fast start on your holiday shopping by getting out there on the Friday after Thanksgiving that most Americans take as a vacation day dates back to the 1960’s. Cyber Monday, on the other hand, was created by online retailers sometime in the last decade in an attempt at squeezing one more day of shopping mania out of consumers.