Browsing Category: Social Engineering

There is No Reason to Take a Picture of Your Debit Card …Ever

Categories: Social Engineering

It does not matter how cute it is, or how relieved you are to finally find it after having lost it, or how mad you are at those hacks over at your bank for misspelling your name. It cannot be stressed enough that it is always a terrible, terrible idea to post pictures of your credit or debit card on the Internet.

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Mac OS X, Windows Backdoors Used in New APT Attacks

Mac OS X, Windows Backdoors Used in New APT Attacks

A new Mac OS X backdoor variant has begun making the rounds online, targeting a Turkic ethnic group in central Asia, according to a post on Securelist’s blog earlier today.

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New Fraud Ring 'Operation High Roller' Targets the Rich

New Fraud Ring ‘Operation High Roller’ Targets the Rich

A recent fraud ring through which attackers raided high-value bank accounts, nicknamed Operation High Roller (.PDF), employed attacks that were quick, required no human interaction and have already affected several tiers of credit unions, regional banks and large global banks, over the last several months.

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It’s The Stupidity, Stupid: How Absurd Pitches Help Online Scammers Find Their Marks

Categories: Scams, Social Engineering

Do you find e-mail pleas for help from the widow of Democratic Republic of the Congo strongman Mobutu Sese Seko unconvincing or downright silly? That may be the point, according to Microsoft researcher Cormac Herley.

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Pressure Mounts For Cybersecurity Bill As Negotiations Stall

A joint letter from some of Washington D.C.’s leading minds in the areas of defense and diplomacy is urging Congress to pass a cyber security bill in some form this year, saying that the U.S. is urgently in need of a new policy and ill-prepared for cyber attacks.

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Facebook Issues Security Updates for Mobile App

The Facebook security team is adding some new security features to the social network’s mobile applications, including upgrades to the login mechanism and account recovery options.

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Fake Automated Craigslist Email Notifications Link to Blackhole Exploit Kit

UPDATE: A big wave of emails purporting to be Craigslist notifications but containing links to websites hosting the Black Hole exploit kit hit the Internet yesterday, a day that already was filled with drama surrounding the LinkedIn password dump.

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Hacker Claims Access to Romney’s Personal Hotmail Account

An unnamed tipster claims he has hacked a Web-based e-mail and online storage accounts belonging to GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

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Cloudflare CEO: AT&T Voicemail Hack Key To Compromise

Loose security protecting voice mailboxes at mobile carrier AT&T provided a key element necessary to successfully hack the Google Enterprise Apps account of tech firm CloudFlare, according to an account of the hack posted by CEO Matthew Prince.

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Facebook Security Team Warns Users About DNSChanger Malware

Facebook Security Team Warns Users About DNSChanger Malware

The security team at the world’s most populace social network over in Palo Alto, Calif., finally addressed the thorny issue of the DNSChanger malware to its users in a blog post on the Facebook Security page yesterday.

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