Archive for the ‘Cybercrime & Hacking’ Category

Scam Facebook Chat Verification Hijacking users account

Security researchers from Trend Micro are alerting of a new spam messages that are spoofing official Facebook Chat Team notification. The spam message is a fake Facebook Chat verification that asks user to verify and approve their accounts otherwise the account is going to be terminated. This type of spam message may trick user and [...]

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Grand Theft Auto V Used by Scammers

Security researchers at TrendMicro alerting of new cyber attack that is using Rockstar Game (Grand Theft Auto V).  the game is still running on  special consoles while many users are expecting to have a new version that can used on standard Computers. Here cybercriminals  have prepared a spam message claims to provide the required version. Screenshot [...]

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NTP Amplification DDoS Attack on CloudFlare

CloudFlare disclosed the information for the largest DDoS attack that exploited vulnerability in NTP protocol. The report estimates the DDoS attack to be 400 Gb/s. This is a new threat that target network time protocol on port 123 that is normally used to synchronize time servers. February 10, 2014 1298 NTP servers on different networks [...]

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Identity Theft: How 2012 Affects What You Should Do in 2014

In 2012, identity theft cost U.S. citizens more than $24 billion. The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports losses affecting 16.6 million people. In the vein of government-related identity crimes, fraudulent tax returns and falsified filings of government benefit papers top the list of reported incidents. According to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), document-related theft accounts [...]

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Yahoo Serves Malicious Ads

Thousands of users were victims to a new malware attack according to Fox-IT Security Company that is based in Netherlands. The malware infects any user that is browsing a website contain Yahoo advertising banner. The first investigation revealed that the cause of the infection is ads.yahoo.com which include frames and downloaded content from: blistartoncom.org (192.133.137.59), [...]

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Halloween scams hit Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Free Halloween products is what scammers using to trick more victims to their malicious campaign, TrenMicro alerting about more scams that are posted on social network platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. The first scam is on YouTube where if you search for “Halloween GET FREE” you will be directed to a suspicious YouTube video. [...]

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Phishing scam pose as Microsoft Windows Error Fix

If you receive an email from Microsoft you should verify the source. Cybercriminals are now sending fake emails claiming that they have an Urgent Windows Error Fix. This is a very clever trick as in the last period many windows users were urged to rollback some security update due to problems with the Microsoft patch [...]

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