Browsing Category: Social Engineering

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.”


Facebook Phishing Campaign Employing Malicious Tumblr Pages

The general population may have had its fill of Facebook at this point, but attackers sure haven’t. There is a new round of Facebook-related spam that is using fake messages about recent crimes involving recipients’ friends as a lure to direct them to Tumblr pages serving exploits. The campaign comprises several different individual messages purporting[...]


Simple Bug Exposed Verizon Wireless Users’ SMS History

A security researcher discovered a simple vulnerability in Verizon Wireless’s Web-based customer portal that enabled anyone who knows a subscriber’s phone number to download that user’s SMS message history, including the numbers of the people he communicated with.