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“Reporter had a stroke on live TV” Facebook scam

A Facebook survey scam currently targeting the social network’s users tries to lure them in by promising to deliver a video of a CBS newsreader that has supposedly …

Nigerian scammers impersonate FBI agents

The so-called “Nigerian scams” have been a staple for online scammers for a while now, most of whom are located in Nigeria – ergo the name. Attempts might …

Credit score checking app triggers Trojan download

The main reason people get scammed and/or their computer infected online is because they can’t contain their curiosity, and that is precisely the thing on which the …

Van Gogh Museum fan page hit by Facebook scammers

The Facebook page for the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has been targeted by scammers. Messages were posted on the compromised page, including links to a version of the …

Facebook survey scam toolkit lowers entry bar for scammers

If you have been wondering about the recent proliferation of survey scams on Facebook and thinking to yourself how is it possible that so many people to know how to develop …

Say “I love you” with the Magic Blue Pill!

It is, after all, the season where we express to our loved ones just how much we care about, appreciate, and truly love them. Since the start of the month Websense Security …

Fast-flux tactics for Facebook scams

Survey scams are a daily occurrence for many Facebook users, and “See who’s stalking you on Facebook” is an often-used proclamation to lure the users to …

Multilingual PayPal phishing e-mails doing rounds

A recent report compiled by OpenDNS showed that 45 percent of all phishing attempts made in 2010 were targeting PayPal customers. It is no wonder then that we witness PayPal …

Expanding phishing vector: Classified ads

The online classified advertisement services sector has been increasingly exploited as a phishing attack vector by ecrime gangs, a trend confirmed by the growth of attacks …

Rogueware starts misusing names of legitimate AV

Rogueware authors have so far mostly avoided misusing names of legitimate AV software, and I often wondered why. My best guess is that they wanted to minimize the possibility …

“Facebook closing all accounts” scam hits users

The latest scam to hit Facebook users is a slight variation of the survey scams that target them daily. But this time, the lure isn’t bogus “OMG” I …

ATM skimmers don’t even have to be on the ATM

Careful ATM users know enough to give a hasty visual check to the machine before using it and to hide the keyboard while entering their PIN. Unfortunately, sometimes even that …

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