Browsing Category: Social Engineering

In Possible Targeted Attack, Amnesty International Web Site Found Serving Malware

Categories: Social Engineering

Amnesty International’s United Kingdom website was compromised late last week and was being used to exploit a known Java runtime environment hole on machines belonging to unwitting visitors to the site, according to Barracuda Labs researcher, Paul Royal.

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Scammers Borrow Facebook ‘Likes’ From Top Sites To Promote Scams

Categories: Social Engineering

Call it a new twist on Facebook “Like” jacking. Researchers at the firm Zscaler say that scammers are embedding Facebook “Like” widgets from top ranked Web brands and in Web pages used to promote online scams or distribute malware. The widgets make it appear as if tens- or hundreds of thousands of Facebook users ‘like’ the scam Web site.

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Slideshow: Threatpost Top Security News Stories of 2011

VIEW SLIDESHOW Threatpost Top Security News Stories of 2011We’ve compiled our list of the Top Security Stories of 2011, presented here in no particular order. These are the issues that shook the world’s markets and kept us awake at night.

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Report: UK Newspaper Computer Hacking Could Be As Widespread As Phone Hacking

Investigations by the BBC suggest a widening probe into alleged computer hacking by UK newspapers. In all, the computer hacking may have been as widespread as now-notorious voicemail hacking conducted by reporters at Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, and may have compromised classified British intelligence from government officials, the reports say.

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Twenty Something Asks Facebook For His File And Gets It – All 1,200 Pages

Be careful of what you ask for. That’s a lesson that Max Schrems of Vienna, Austria, learned the hard way when he sent a formal request to Facebook citing European law and asking for a copy of every piece of personal information that the world’s largest social network had collected on him.

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Carrier IQ Says Bug Can Cause Some SMS to Be Recorded in Coded Form

Carrier IQ, the embattled software company at the center of the controversy over alleged data collection on mobile devices, has released a new document that details the ways in which carriers deploy the software, how it works on devices and what data it is capable of collecting. The company also admitted in the document that its software has a bug that, in some specific cases, could cause the application to collect the contents of SMS messages.

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