Browsing Category: Social Engineering

Twitter Upgrades Account Security Features

Twitter has made a couple of changes to the service’s login process to help prevent account takeovers and enable users to reset their passwords in a simpler way. A Twitter account is among the more valuable assets for an attacker who is targeting a specific person. Accounts typically are tied to a user’s main email[...]

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Device-Locking Ransomware Moves to Android

UPDATE–Ransomware has been wreaking havoc on desktops for many years now, with attackers demanding that victims pay a fee to unlock the infected system. This kind of malware hasn’t been a huge issue yet on mobile devices, but that’s beginning to change, albeit slowly. A new piece of mobile malware targeting Android is being sold by the same group responsible[...]

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Scammers Using World Cup as Phishing Lure

The World Cup is still four months away, but attackers already are ramping up their efforts to defraud fans. As with most major events, such as the Super Bowl, the Olympics and others, attackers are using fans’ enthusiasm for the event as a lure to separate them from their money. When a major event like[...]

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Attackers Target Yahoo Mail Accounts in ‘Coordinated Effort’ to Own Users

Yahoo officials said Thursday that they have reset the passwords on an unspecified number of mail accounts after detecting what they call a “coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts.”

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