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  • Malware peddlers prefer deceptive tactics to exploits

    08.05.2014

    Cyber crooks are losing interested in exploits as an attack vector, and are concentrating on deceptive downloads and ransomware as a means of earning/stealing money.

  • Beware of Google+ "Fraudulent Verification Survey" phishing scam

    07.05.2014

    Phishers are again after Google account login details - this time they are trying pass themselves off as the nonexistent "Google+ All Domain Mail Team" and are urging users to participate in a "spam and fraudulent verification" survey: If they don't, the email threatens, they will be considered to be fraudulent users and their email account will be shut down.

  • Attackers rope DVRs in bitcoin-mining botnet in record time

    07.05.2014

    How long does it take for one out of the box digital video recorder to be compromised with malware once the device has been connected to the Internet? The unfortunate answer is just one day.

  • "Facebook deactivation" scam doing rounds

    06.05.2014

    A curious like-harvesting scam is doing rounds on Facebook, threatening users with account deactivation if they don't go through the steps defined in scammy status updates: The updates are posted by fake accounts impersonating, among others, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

  • Beware of "free Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.0" offers

    02.05.2014

    As soon as the release of a new version of Malwarebytes' popular AV solution has been announced, cyber crooks and scammers began exploiting the news.




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The psychology of phishing

Posted on 23 July 2014.  |  Cybercriminals no longer send out thousands of emails at random hoping to get a handful of hits, today they create highly targeted phishing emails which are tailored to suit their recipients.


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