Malware distributors have launched a new wave of attacks aimed at taking over unpatched PCs and Macs. They look like routine messages from a bank or a social network, but instead of phishing for passwords, they're serving up malware.
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Sony has been hacked, and one of its servers used to host a phishing site, according to Finnish company F-Secure.The hack, which is not connected to Sony's problems with its PlayStation Network, has placed a phishing webpage on the Sony Thailand site, F-Secure chief research officer Mikko Hypponen told ZDNet UK on Friday.
Microsoft is bringing out the big guns to combat instant message spam and phishing attacks done to users of its Live Messenger network.
Over the weekend I received a handful of reports of individuals using Direct Messages inside of Twitter to phish for Twitter accounts and passwords.A cluster of compromised Twitter accounts are sending out person-to-person phishing messages inside the Twitter network.
The Air Force wants people to submit ideas for improving internet security - with particular regard to phishing, spam, and network based attacks. I don't believe that a perfect solution exists, but putting unalterable origin identifiers into packet headers has got to be the way to start.
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Where is the world's hub for phishing, spam, child porn and identity theft? That would be the Russian Business Network in St.
CyLab researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) have developed a new anti-phishing tool to protect mobile users. Their Phoolproof Phishing Prevention system can prevent users of cell phones, PDAs or even laptops from network-based attacks, even when they make mistakes. This system is based on a really simple concept. But read more...
As one of Singapore's oldest local bank, OCBC Bank has no doubt seen--and foiled--its share of phishing and hacking attacks over the years. Established in 1912, the Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC Bank) today has an international network of over 310 branches and representative offices in 15 countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and the United States.In its fiscal year 2005, ended Dec. 31 last year, the bank's income totaled S$2.9 billion (US$1.8 billion).
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