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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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Ransomware Locks Desktop with Survey Offers

on December 15, 2012

Ransomware – malicious files designed to lock an end-user out of their desktop while demanding lots of money in return – have been a bit of a plague this year, perhaps stealing the limelight from Ye Olde Fake AV as …

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FTC: Data About Kids Still Being Shared Without Parents Knowing

on December 11, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently released a survey report entitled Mobile Apps for Kids: Disclosures Still Not Making the Grade (PDF), which aimed to study “the privacy disclosures and practices of apps offered for children in the Google Play …

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GFI Labs Email Roundup for the Week

on December 10, 2012

Below are our noteworthy email threats for the week of December three to seven: Phishers Target Wells Fargo Clients. Emails from banks claiming that they are unable to verify their client details (“Regarding what? Didn’t say, of course.”) and then …

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Sheamus themed wrestling site is all about the Kayfabe

on December 10, 2012

I stopped watching wrestling around the time of Bret Hart, Ric Flair, Randy Savage and The Ultimate Warrior (and I thought the last guy mentioned here was a type of low-fat biscuit) but someone, somewhere wants to make a little …

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Searching for “Windows Android Drivers” Leads to Malware and Bogus Google Play Markets

on December 7, 2012

If you’re on the lookout for Android USB drivers for your Windows OS, be very careful. Such strings like “Windows Android Drivers” or combinations of these may bring up results that you would rather stay away from. Our researchers in …

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Fake PayPal Emails: Windows 8 and Vintage Photo Collections

on December 7, 2012

If you want to panic over a mysterious transaction on Ebay to the tune of $564.48 for a “Microsoft Windows 8 Pro Anytime Upgrade”, then this is probably the email you’ve been waiting for. It reads: You have made an …

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Spam gets Socl

on December 6, 2012

Microsoft have thrown open the gates to their new social network, Socl (which has a faint whiff of Pinterest about it and is also pronounced “social”. No, really). It didn’t take spammers very long to sink their claws in: below …

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Medicare Phone Scam is Back in Business

on December 5, 2012

I’ve spent a fair amount of time reading posts on various blogs and social media platforms about the entertaining, first-person encounters of several personalities in the security industry with phone scammers posing as technical support technicians. I’m pleased that the …

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Fake delivery notification gets confused, has nice lie down

on December 5, 2012

Looks like some scammers had a bit of a mix-up while counting out their cash on a gold plated yacht. Click to Enlarge Here’s the contents of the mail. The text in bold is a not-very-subtle clue: “The UPS Office“: …

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Bieber / Gomez Sextape Spam Shuffles across Twitter

on December 4, 2012

Selena Gomez! I’ve no idea who she is, and she is apparently most well known for being a character I’ve never heard of in a program I’ve never seen. So, off to a good start then. I know who that …

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