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Phishing

Recognizing phishing e-mails

by Shanmuga

"If you have received an e-mail from the Internal Revenue Service or the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, chances are it was a phishing attempt. If you received e-mail from your bank, PayPal, or Facebook urging you to immediately verify information or risk having your account suspended, it was undoubtedly phishing. Phishing attacks have spiked this […]

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Phishers cut bait, slip on trojans instead

by Shanmuga

"Security researchers have noticed a decline in phishing e-mails so far in 2009, which some attribute to users getting savvier about bogus e-mails. This may just be one side of the story, though, as the bad guys are turning to trojans and other malware to accomplish the same ends.

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Beware unexpected e-Valentines, FBI says

by Shanmuga

"When the FBI issues a press release about Valentine’s Day, you can guess it’s not good news. The feds are warning Internet users about electronic Valentines that are booby-trapped with a computer virus. Computer security firms confirm that they have seen many variations of the virus, which often arrives in e-mail bearing loving subject lines […]

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Phishing: Stealing Phish from Fraudsters

by Shanmuga

"A recurrent group of Moroccan fraudsters calling themselves Mr-Brain has launched a website dedicated to offering easy-to-use phishing site code, email templates and other hacking tools. The website offers phishing kits for many of the most common targets, such as Bank of America, eBay, PayPal and HSBC.

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Vishing: FBI warns that “vishing” attacks are on the rise

by Shanmuga

"According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), the number of "vishing" complaints received by the center is increasing at what it calls "an alarming rate." Vishing and phishing are related, and both rely on e-mail as a means of delivering bait, but the two use different hooks in order to snag user data.

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Phishing: Phishing kits take advantage of novice fraudsters

by Shanmuga

"A phishing kit targeting the Bank of America contains an interesting insight into the intellectual hierarchy involved in Internet fraud. At first glance, the phishing kit looks attractive to any fraudster – it is straightforward to deploy on any web server that supports PHP, and a single configuration file makes it easy to specify an […]

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Phishing: Future Phishing

by Shanmuga

"Forget the Nigerian prince. Phishing scams are moving beyond the misspelled, far-fetched ruses that clog your in-box and beg for your bank codes. In the year to come, security professionals are warning of bank code-stealing exploits that are much slicker and more convincing–hidden in guises as harmless as a banner ad on a reputable Web […]

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