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Japan earthquake search results already poisoned

It didn’t take long for malware pushers to take advantage of Internet users’ hunger for news and videos from Japan after it was hit today by the most powerful …

Cloud streamlines efficiency of identity theft

Working with cloud-based services significantly improves economies of scale – for cybercriminals too, according to Commtouch. Phishers are already benefiting from free …

Fraud losses drop on cards, cheques and online banking

New figures show that banking industry initiatives are successfully keeping the fraudsters away from customers’ cards and bank accounts. Fraud losses on UK cards, …

Student charged with operating grade fixing scheme

At first glance, a 19-year-old might seem like an unlikely criminal. A school’s salutatorian (a student that has the second-highest marks at graduation) with a 4.54 …

Illegal online pharmacies target mobile users

Malware authors have begun to set their sights on mobile device users, as witnessed by the latest Trojans made for Android-running devices, on official and unofficial online …

Charlie Sheen is not dead, it’s a clickjacking scam

Charlie Sheen’s downward spiral is unfolding right under the public’s eye and has spurred many scammers to take advantage of the users’ interest in the …

10 scammers charged with running 419 scam

Ten people were arrested and are now facing charges of wire fraud in US federal court following a successful investigation that has them pegged as perpetrators of an advanced …

“Facebook sponsored weight loss product” scam is back

The “Facebook sponsored weight loss product” scam makes a comeback on the social network and tries to lure its users with fake testimonial messages on their …

Scam e-mails can now be forwarded to the police

Action Fraud – the UK’s national fraud reporting centre run by the governmental National Fraud Authority – has recently set up a dedicated e-mail address to …

Twitter 11.6 hours survey scam spreading virally

Twitter users should be vigilant following the outbreak of a scam that is spreading links from users’ accounts without their knowledge. The scam, which has already …

Man sentenced to 82 months for malware

A New Hampshire man was sentenced in federal court for his role in an international computer hacking conspiracy and his failure to file income tax returns while living in …

Phishers exploit New Zealand earthquake

Natural disasters are practically always exploited by scammers, and the earthquake that hit New Zealand and left thousands of its citizens homeless is not an exception, …

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