Latest Social engineering Stories

2013-06-14 23:01:20

In the last few months, UsenetReviewz editors have put a lot of thought into telling their readers about the new Copyright Alert System. They have covered what it is, how it works, how warnings will look, but now are telling their readers they may have missed one small detail. South America (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 “To err is human,” and the editors of UsenetReviewz asked their readers in a post titled, “Scam Alert: Copyright Infringement Scams Surfacing — Here´s...

2013-06-13 23:27:29

PropertySearch.us.org launches free service to make sure that consumers are not the victim of a real estate scam. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 PropertySearch.us.org has launched a customer service blog that is designed to help people in the real estate market avoid scam artists, the company announced yesterday. “We are seeing an increase in real estate scams,” a company spokesman said. “So we feel it is our obligation as a good corporate neighbor to help our...

Google Warns Iranian Gmail Users Ahead Of Presidential Elections
2013-06-13 13:39:54

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Just days before an Iranian presidential election, Google is warning Gmail users in the area to take extra precaution when accessing their account or clicking on links from incoming messages. Google in a blog post said they´ve noticed an increase in phishing attempts against tens of thousands of Iranian Gmail users. Given the time and other details of these attacks, Google says they believe them to be political in nature....

2013-06-12 23:20:30

As part of its continuing effort to fight fraud and scams, Scambook is urging consumers to end the negative stigma often associated with being a scam victim. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 As part of its continuing effort to fight fraud and scams, Scambook is urging consumers to end the negative stigma often associated with being a scam victim. Many individuals are in denial that they would ever fall for a scam, distancing themselves from scam victims and framing victims' misfortune...

Complex Trojan Takes Advantage Of Previously Unknown Android Exploit
2013-06-09 08:45:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Security researchers have discovered a new Trojan program that exploits previously undetected flaws in the Android operating system and utilizes techniques more commonly found in Windows malware to remain undetected as it executes rogue commands on infected mobile devices. The Trojan has been named Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a (Obad.a) by representatives of computer security firm Kaspersky Lab, who has dubbed it the most...

Old Bank Account-Draining Virus Found Spreading On Facebook
2013-06-06 11:31:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online An old virus is gaining some new life on Facebook, infecting users on PCs and even Android and BlackBerry mobile operating systems. The Trojan virus “Zeus” steals passwords and banking information before emptying out entire accounts. Zeus has been floating around the Internet for nearly six years and now security experts at TrendLabs say it´s been picking up steam by infecting Facebookers and their friends....

2013-05-29 23:20:56

Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint resolution platform, is issuing an advisory in response to new statistics showing that women over the age of 50 are most likely to be victims of online dating scams. The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3)'s 2012 Report found that 51% of victims who reported romance scams were women over the age of 50, losing more than $34 million in total damages* last year alone. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Scambook, the Internet's leading complaint...

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