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Scam Of The Week: Starbucks Gift From a Friend Phishing Emails

Love your tall latte? Better watch it, as a "friend" might send you an email with a fake Starbucks Coffee Gift offer.  These emails read something like this in broken english. "Your ...
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Pirated PC's And Software Loaded With Malware

Here is another reason why buying legitimate operating systems and application software is a good idea. A new study conducted by IDC and commissioned by Microsoft reveals some troubling ...
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The history of malware samples in numbers

Virus Bulletin came up with some interesting historical facts. In 1989, when the very first Virus Bulletin rolled off the press (produced in a black-and-white, printed pamphlet style), ...
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ALERT - CryptoLocker Has A Competitor That Is Worse: CryptoDefense

As we said before, there is furious competition between cybergangs. Late February 2014 a copycat ransomware competitor to Cryptolocker was released which outdoes CryptoLocker. The malware ...
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Hackers hit Monster Jobs users with Gameover Zeus malware

Companies that are recruiting new employees are being targeted through Monster Jobs. The bad guys are using malware called Gameover Zeus, security firm F-secure reported in a blog post ...
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No Antivirus Detects Russian Malware For 8 Years!

It was all over the news the last few days. Researchers with BAE Systems determined that Russian malware known as Snake dates back as far as 2006, instead of 2011 as initially presented ...
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Scam Of The Week: "You may have cancer" phishing email

Amy Stevens of the PR group Davies Murphy became part of the story when Eduard Kovacs at SoftPedia picked up on her tweet about a phishing email she just received.  If you recently had a ...
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Sticking With WinXP? 10 Things You Must Do

I'm sure you know that April 8 2014, Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP and stop creating security updates for XP as well. That means that when after April 8, 2014 another security ...
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Pre-installed malware turns up on new phones

A fake version of Netflix that steals personal data and sends it to Russia has been found on several phone models
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Inevitable: Phishing That Pretends To Be Salesforce.com

Just a heads-up, screen shot above. The lifehacker site in Australia warned about a phishing scam using a "salesforce" email as bait. The bad guys will use anything to get you to click, ...
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Are malware threats making anti-virus software useless?

CBC News had a pretty controversial headline today. They wrote that some computer consultants say the global malware threat has gotten so bad that conventional security measures, such as ...
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Largest Website in Sweden Social Engineering Scam

David Jacoby, Kaspersky Lab Expert wrote this blog post yesterday and it shows that employees need to be on their toes with security top of mind even when they visit the largest websites. ...
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December 2013: 1 in 164 emails infected with some malware

Symantec's  Intelligence Report for December 2013 is out. To no one's surprise the rate of infected emails is increasing dramatically last quarter, it looked like this
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Hacked Chinese Clothes Iron Sends Spam And Malware

Now here's something "new and creative!" Chinese hackers have taken a clothes iron (yes, we are talking a steam iron, see the picture) and added a small device that detects Wi-Fi ...
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Ponemon: Phishing part of 50% of APT's

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FBI: “Beta Bot” malware kills your anti-virus and steals data

This week, the FBI sent out a warning that a strain of malware known as "Beta Bot" can turn off your antivirus, stops access to the websites of antivirus vendors so that your antivirus ...
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How Zombie Phones Could Create a Gigantic, Mobile Botnet

Seen "World War Z" recently? Your mobile phone might soon be infected and become a zombie.
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Avoiding Dodgy Web Sites No Longer Works To Stay Safe

If in the past your way to stay safe on the Web was to not visit dodgy sites like gambling, porn, piracy or other "unsafe district" locations, that strategy no longer works. Google ...
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Citadel 'Shutdown' Just A Microsoft PR Move

It was all over the news. The Citadel botnet responsible for stealing more than 500 million dollars out of bank accounts from both individuals and organizations worldwide has been largely ...
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46 Percent Of Hospital’S Hacked Money Gone For Good

Chelan County Treasurer David Griffiths says Leavenworth's hospital district stands to recover less than half the $1 million stolen in an online banking theft. About $415,000 has been ...
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