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Scammers Invite Facebook Users to Test the New PS4, XBox 720

on March 7, 2013

Exactly two weeks ago, Sony introduced the new PlayStation 4 (PS4) to the world in a press conference in New York. The only obvious problem that got people on the Web riled up was that Sony only showed the controller, …

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Paying for Skype Links? No Thanks…

on February 4, 2013

A site called Skype(dot)messenger-2013(dot)com was seen to be advertising downloads of Skype, and it resembled the real thing with the exception of a disclaimer at the bottom: Click to Enlarge “Membership is for unlimited access to our site’s resources. We …

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Retweet to Become Verified on Twitter? Not Likely…

on February 1, 2013

There’s currently a number of “Twitter Verified” style accounts posting to Twitter, asking users to “Retweet to become verified”, or posting up peculiar minigames along the lines of “The last person to RT this Tweet becomes verified”. It’s all rather …

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Spammers Bank on Brazil Nightclub Blaze

on January 30, 2013

The Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria, Brazil caught fire early Sunday morning after the band performing that time lit up fireworks meant only to be used outdoors on stage, causing the ceiling to flare up. The blaze took the lives …

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ICO Fined Sony for the PSN Hacking Back in 2011

on January 28, 2013

Last April of 2011, Sony disclosed the massive hacking of its PlayStation Network (PSN), which exposed 77 million accounts, and warned their users about scams involving identity theft. Almost two years after this incident, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined …

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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

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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Email Threats Highlights: Chase Phish, LinkedIn, American Express Open and Verizon Wireless Spam

on January 25, 2013

In this week’s Email Threats roundup, we are highlighting spam and phishing campaigns that have made a comeback, such as LinkedIn and Chase spam, but take advantage of different social engineering lures this time around. You Know It’s Awkward When…you …

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Beware: Malicious BT Spam Landing in Inboxes

on January 24, 2013

A quick tip off to our dear readers: if you’re a client of the BT (British Telecom) Group, be warned that there is a new spam campaign under the guise of a “Notice of Delivery” mail pretending to originate from BT …

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Fake Adobe Flash Updates Resurface on the Web

on January 24, 2013

Following the return of fake Google Chrome browser updates almost two weeks ago, online criminals are now banking on fake Adobe Flash Player updates to lure the unwary user into downloading malware onto their system. Matthew and Robert, two of our …

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Scam Technique Evolution and Facebook Fakeouts

on January 24, 2013

1000 Words / Shutterstock.com Some links for you today: 1) Senior Threat Researcher Chris Boyd spoke with Help Net Security about some of the more devious scams we’ve seen over the last couple of years. In case you’re wondering, the specific …

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