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Week in review: WikiLeaks developments, rich scammers and ATM infections

Here’s an overview of some of last week’s most interesting news, articles and interviews: Release of diplomatic cables reveals Aurora attacks instigator Among the …

Adobe update scam offers “membership”

E-mails purportedly coming from the Adobe Support Team, reminding the recipient that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader has been released and offering a link …

Facebook’s recurring nuisance – the recycled scam

Every now and then, a new Facebook scam pops up that takes advantage of the users’ curiosity and lures them in by promising to allow them to view who has visited their …

Government seizes 82 website domains

Seizure orders have been executed against 82 domain names of commercial websites engaged in the illegal sale and distribution of counterfeit goods and copyrighted works as …

Behavior of Safari on the iPhone could benefit scammers

A behavior of the Safari browser on the iPhone could be used by phishers and scammers to fool users into believing they have landed on a legitimate site, says Nitesh Dhanjani. …

Experiment reveals how scammers earn huge money with simple scams

An interesting experiment conducted by UK-based scam-tracking organization Scam Detectives has revealed how online scams can earn scammers a lot of money in a short time …

Tips to protect yourself from Cyber Monday threats

On the Monday after Thanksgiving, more than 100 million Americans will be using their computers and network connections to search for deals and start their holiday shopping, …

6 tips for safe online shopping on Black Friday

PandaLabs is advising holiday shoppers to be extra wary when shopping online this holiday season. As in past years, cyber criminals have launched a war on the season through a …

Fake documents sold on Facebook

I never thought I would see a page like this on Facebook, but I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised: “We offer only original high-quality fake passports, …

Curiosity fuels Chatroulette and Facebook scam

Another scam taking advantage of the curiosity of users is spreading on Facebook. This time, the lure is a supposedly embarrassing and disgusting chance meeting between father …

E-commerce and online gaming phishing attacks surge

Phishing attacks through impersonation of e-commerce sites and gaming companies increased significantly year-over-year around the world in the third quarter of 2010, according …

Well crafted PayPal phishing e-mail doing rounds

A well crafted e-mail purportedly coming from the “PayPal Review Department” has been hitting inboxes lately. In it, potential victims are notified that due to …

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