Backdoor Attacks


Phony T-Mobile, Vodaphone Notifications Duping U.K. Users

Cybercriminals in the United Kingdom this week have launched two separate but similar scams intent on gaining access to users’ computers. Both scams impersonate e-mail notifications from popular British cell phone companies and both ultimately open a backdoor on the targeted computers.


The hack of blog news network Gawker dominated the headlines this week, leaving behind a trail of spammy Tweets and stolen passwords across the Internet. But Gawker was just one of a handful of data breaches in a week that saw the continuation of the Wikileaks saga and a massive patch release from Microsoft. To get the full rundown, read on for the week in security.

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