August 23, 2011

Image via Trusteer:

The Ramnit worm appears to have shifted focus, and is now appears interested in financial fraud. It seems to be acting like a fairly standard piece of financial malware, with a man-in-the-middle Web injection module, which allows the malware to invisibly modify client-side Web pages and transactional details. Meanwhile, Ramnit is constantly communicating with its command and control server via SSL, reporting its status and receiving updates.

As always, be extra careful when handling financial transactions online and always use vigilance when confirming account details.

July 29, 2011
Lenny Zeltser on Information Security: The Use of Fake or Fraudulent LinkedIn Profiles

lennyzeltser:

When discussing scams and malicious activities that have utilized the linkedin.com website, I alluded to the use of fake of fraudulent LinkedIn profiles. Though it’s hard to confirm the true nature of suspicious-looking profiles, I came across several that were implicated in conducting…

July 12, 2011
Thoughts on Privacy and Security: Google+ Demand leads to Invite Scam on Facebook

privacyandsecurity:

The web has been buzzing over Google’s newest entry into the social networking space, Google Plus. Google’s social network has seen an increase in demand for invites to the service, similar to the wave of users that were trying to gain access to Google’s webmail service, GMail. So it comes as no…

June 22, 2011

'The Creator of LulzSec arrested in London' scam spreading on Facebook

Via ZDNet!

'The Creator of LulzSec arrested in London' scam spreading on Facebook

Via ZDNet!

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Filed under: facebook scam security spam 
June 20, 2011
Thoughts on Privacy and Security: New Facebook XSS Scam: Facebook Digits

privacyandsecurity:

As expected, Facebook scammers have been relentless since Facebook announced their recent set of security enhancements, including Self-XSS (cross-site scripting) protection. Their latest attempt to scam users: Facebook Digits.

Facebook Digits is a scam!

The idea of offering phone numbers to Facebook users…

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Filed under: facebook scam security 
May 31, 2011
Via NakedSecurity: 
"Messages are beginning to spread across Facebook, tricking users into clicking on links which claim to point to the world’s funniest condom commercial."
Unlike most likejacking scams, users will actually get to watch a condom commercial if they give in to the scam. Evidently though, this Argentinian condom commercial is available on youtube and not actually very funny.

Via NakedSecurity

"Messages are beginning to spread across Facebook, tricking users into clicking on links which claim to point to the world’s funniest condom commercial."

Unlike most likejacking scams, users will actually get to watch a condom commercial if they give in to the scam. Evidently though, this Argentinian condom commercial is available on youtube and not actually very funny.

May 19, 2011
paperghost:

Quite a few websites still knocking around on Facebook promising videos of Bin Laden being alive / dead / a little of both.They’re all fake. 

paperghost:

Quite a few websites still knocking around on Facebook promising videos of Bin Laden being alive / dead / a little of both.

They’re all fake

May 3, 2011
Via F-Secure:
Mikko Hypponen has found his own examples of “trying to ride on the death of Osama bin Laden.”

Via F-Secure:

Mikko Hypponen has found his own examples of “trying to ride on the death of Osama bin Laden.”

May 3, 2011
Via Securelist:
Screenshot of (largely failing) attempts by scammers to exploit recent news of Osama bin Laden’s death.

Via Securelist:

Screenshot of (largely failing) attempts by scammers to exploit recent news of Osama bin Laden’s death.

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