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Twitter messages lead to phishing AND malware

If you have received a private message from another Twitter telling you “lol ur famous now”, have followed it to a fake Facebook page requiring you to log into …

(IN)SECURE Magazine issue 35 released

(IN)SECURE Magazine is a free digital security publication discussing some of the hottest information security topics. Issue 35 has been released today. Table of contents: …

Online daters targeted by blackmailing scammers

There are all kinds of online scammers. Most of them try to trick users into parting with their hard-earned money on their own accord, but there are also those that prefer a …

Apple, Amazon change their security policies following epic hack

In the aftermath of the spectacular hack that left former Gizmodo employee Mat Honan without access to his Twitter account, his Gmail, his iCloud account and with his iPhone, …

Gizmodo hack reveals worrying flaws in data management policies

Mat Honan, the former Gizmodo employee who’s personal Twitter account compromise resulted in the temporary hijacking of the tech blog’s Twitter account, has …

Gizmodo’s Twitter hijacked following hack of iCloud account

Followers of popular technology weblog Gizmodo have been faced with some very offensive tweets coming from the site’s Twitter account on Friday. Many have accurately …

Cybercriminals use social engineering to extend lifecycle of malware

Android smartphone users remain a lucrative target as the platform currently has 59 percent global market share and is on track to stay the most shipped mobile operating …

Malicious emails target Uyghur activists, deliver backdoors

Highly targeted emails carrying a backdoor Trojan are currently directed at Uyghur activists, warn Kaspersky Lab and Alien Vault researchers. The former spotted emails …

User education essential against social engineering attacks

The five-year analysis of data from Google’s Safe Browsing service shows that the threat landscape of today has evolved considerably from that of just five years ago, …

Five IT security threats and how to combat them

Faced with external security threats from hackers and others, along with a growing array of even more dangerous internal security threats, companies worldwide are feeling the …

Beware of fake Facebook account cancellation emails

Fake account cancellation emails are targeting Facebook users and trying to get them infected with information-stealing malware, warns Sophos. The email looks pretty …

Survey scammers impersonate Apple via SMS

As the number of smartphone users increases with each passing day, survey scammers have turned some of their attention to targeting users directly via SMS messages containing …

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