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Author Archives: Chris Boyd

Thinspo Tumblr Page leads to Fake News Diet Supplement Site

Thinspo Tumblr Page leads to Fake News Diet Supplement Site

on March 12, 2013

You may or may not be aware of something called “Thinspo” – it’s a shortened term for “Thinspiration”, usually a tag on social media sites where people typically upload lots of pictures of women looking a bit, er, thin. It’s …

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PlanetSide 2: Unauthorised Third-Party Access Shenanigans

PlanetSide 2: Unauthorised Third-Party Access Shenanigans

on February 27, 2013

Just a quick note to point out that if you have an account for the recently released MMORPG PlanetSide 2, you may well find yourself on the receiving end of a “Your data may have been accessed. Uh, we think” email …

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Ransomware Spam Pages on Github, Sourceforge, Others

Ransomware Spam Pages on Github, Sourceforge, Others

on February 7, 2013

There’s currently a large and determined effort to infect computers with Ransomware, courtesy of the Stamp EK exploit kit (if you want to know about the other name the kit has, visit the Sophos blog via the bottom Tweet. The …

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Man Claims his Twitter was Hijacked, turned into Shirley Temple for the Week

Man Claims his Twitter was Hijacked, turned into Shirley Temple for the Week

on January 28, 2013

Shirley Temple! I’m more of a Streisand man myself, but even so she caused a bit of a stir recently as Huffington Post, NY Post and others reported her arrival on Twitter – including those who were “helping her to …

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The Sixth Doctor Plagued by Acai Berry Spam

The Sixth Doctor Plagued by Acai Berry Spam

on January 27, 2013

It’s entirely possible that many of you out there may not know who Colin Baker is, so for your benefit let me mention that he was the entirely dramatic and larger than life Sixth Doctor in the long running Doctor Who TV series. …

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Mega Search “Hack” is Digital Hall of Mirrors

Mega Search “Hack” is Digital Hall of Mirrors

on January 22, 2013

Now that MEGA has launched (albeit a little shakily), it hasn’t taken long to spot what may be the first scam trying to make some money off the back of the brand new file hosting service. Click to Enlarge “Hack! …

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Fake Google Chrome Updates Return

Fake Google Chrome Updates Return

on January 11, 2013

“Oh hey, a new Chrome update! I’d better hurry up and download the file from this random website with no apparent connection to anything remotely related to my web browser”. There are things better left unsaid, and the above is …

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Fake O2 Shop Mails Dangle Phishy Bait

Fake O2 Shop Mails Dangle Phishy Bait

on January 7, 2013

This is just a short heads up that fake O2 Shop emails are in circulation at the moment, in the form of a “security update” asking for login credentials on the back of an “O2 account update” the recipient is …

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Twitter Phish DMs: “This profile on Twitter is spreading nasty blogs around about you”

Twitter Phish DMs: “This profile on Twitter is spreading nasty blogs around about you”

on January 4, 2013

Looks like 2013 is off to a phishy start, with the following missive doing the rounds on Twitter via DMs on compromised accounts: FYI this profile on twitter [url removed] is spreading nasty blogs around about you Click to Enlarge …

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New Year’s Eve: No Flying Cars, Lots of Scams

New Year’s Eve: No Flying Cars, Lots of Scams

on December 31, 2012

New Year’s Eve is a great time for flying car jokes, but it’s also a great moment to put together a round-up of the last few days where security is concerned. Shall we begin? 1) Protip to all users of Steam: …

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