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July 4, 2016

Phishing Malware Claims 10,000 Facebook Victims

A recently uncovered malware attack targeting Facebook users has claimed nearly 10,000 victims in just under two days, with countries in South America and Europe among the hardest hit.

Between 24 and 27 June, thousands of Facebook users were targeted by phishing messages purporting to come from a “friend”, claiming to have mentioned the targeted users on Facebook. However, the message had in fact been initiated by attackers instigating a two-stage attack.

The malware was uncovered by a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, pointing to a two-stage malware that includes a Trojan.

The first stage sees the Trojan downloaded onto a target’s computer, along with a [...]

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March 16, 2016

The Stupidly Simple Way in Which Nude Photos from Celebrities Were Stolen

The hacker responsible for the infamous photo scandal involving explicit personal photos and videos of celebrities that were leaked online has now plead guilty in a Californian court. The means to hacking personal accounts that contained nude photos and videos? A simple phishing campaign.

Ryan Collins, a 36-year-old hacker by way of a phishing scheme who leaked nude photos and videos of celebrities has plead guilty to the offence of stealing them from several iCloud and Gmail accounts. Accounts that belonged to household names and celebrities.

Altogether, the Department of Justice state that Collins had admitted to scamming his way into more than 100 accounts between [...]

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December 20, 2015

‘Tis the Season for Cyber Criminals

With the end of the year, the volume of internet sales increases drastically due to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. Cyber criminals also increase their activity on these dates, as they want to go unnoticed in the high number of transactions.

For that reason, you must be aware of the threats you are exposed to in order to avoid an unwanted gift—more than your grandma’s socks.

According to Allianz Risk Barometer for 2015, cybercrime rose three positions from 2014 to become the fifth top global business risk of 2015. It is a big threat that continues to expand; you have to be informed about it and take action to avoid it.

Let’s take a look [...]

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April 11, 2015

Coinbase was the Target in SendGrid Compromise

For the second time in two years, SendGrid was compromised for the specific purpose of targeting a Bitcoin company. This time, the target was the exchange Coinbase, whose customers received an e-mail this week that said:

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