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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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.
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.
More than three months after it was patched, attackers are still using a vulnerability in Adobe’s Flash product in targeted, ‘APT-style’ attacks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Men may dominate the ranks of vulnerability researchers and hackers. But could women be the superior social engineers? Its a question that the organizers of the annual Social Engineering Capture the Flag (CTF) contest at DEFCON will try to answer.
As the tech and investment banking worlds eagerly anticipate Facebook’s long-awaited initial public offering, the world’s largest social network is trying to put stops to a suspicious, but arguably benign, plugin.