Phishers target good Samaritans

Monday, 15 August 2005, 7:12 PM EST

A novel phishing scam against eBay is spreading which attempts to take advantage on people's good natures.

Emails have been sent out widely claiming to be from a wheelchair-bound 89 year old called Greta. She claims to be having problems finding a particular auction and asks for help.

By Iain Thomson at vnunet.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Email scammers stole $215M from businesses in 14 months

Posted on 29 January 2015.  |  In 14 months there have been nearly 1200 US and a little over 900 non-US victims of BEC scams, and the total money loss reached nearly $215 million.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jan 30th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //