Browsing Category: Social Engineering

The Pros and Cons of Letting the Kids Join Facebook

Following its $16 billion infusion from its recent IPO, the world’s largest social network is reportedly developing a technology that would allow children to access Facebook under parental supervision.

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Industry Groups Bid To Control New .Bank And .Insurance TLDs

Two financial industry groups: The American Bankers Association (ABA) and the Financial Services Roundtable announced on Thursday that they have applied to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to operate to top level Internet domains, .bank and .insurance, on behalf of the financial services industry.

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FBI Warns Users of New ‘Reveton’ Scareware Scam

The FBI is warning consumers about a new scam that’s using a piece of malware called Citadel to redirect users to a scam site that installs scareware on their machines and demands a $100 payment to unlock them. The twist in this scam is that it uses the threat of prosecution by the Department of Justice as the prompt to get victims to pay.

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UI Randomization, Statistical Analysis Could End Clickjacking

A PayPal researcher argues in a new paper that a combination of randomized user interfaces and back end screenshot comparison tools could effectively put an end to clickjacking attacks, one of the most prevalent online scams. 

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FBI Warns Top Firms Of Anonymous Protest Hacks on May 25

The FBI Cyber Division has sent a warning to some of the world’s top corporations about a coordinated campaign of denial of service attacks and hacking, scheduled for Friday, May 25.

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Months After A Patch, Targeted Attacks Still Using Adobe Flash Bug

More than three months after it was patched, attackers are still using a vulnerability in Adobe’s Flash product in targeted, ‘APT-style’ attacks.

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DHS Warns of Potential Scams and Attack in Run-up to London Olympics

Hacktivists, malware, scams, data theft and DDoS attacks are among the Department of Homeland Security’s concerns regarding this summer’s Olympic Games set to take place in London, according to the DHS Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center’s Strategic Outlook.

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Facebook Cancellation Malware Disguised As Adobe Update Making Rounds

Users who receive e-mails that appear to come from Facebook asking if they’d like to cancel their accounts should beware that it’s more than likely an attempt to install malware on their computers.

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The Curious Case of Carl A. …Someone

Categories: Social Engineering

On the list of things made obsolete by the Internet, signatures are right up there with paperback books and the postal service, but the Microsoft Malware Protection Center decided to dig deeper into the signature of Carl A. (unreadable last name) anyway and see why it keeps turning up in malware samples.

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Tatanga Trojan Mixes MitB with Social Engineering

Cybercriminals are using the Tatanga trojan to carry out a complicated man-in-the-browser (MitB) attack that enables the circumvention of SMS authentication for financial transactions, according to Trusteer’s Amit Klein.

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