Phishing

What Should You Do if You are the Victim of a Phishing Attack?

August 9, 2019
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Whether in their personal lives or in their business, people try to minimize the risk of cyber-attacks. We put in anti-virus software and maintain secure passwords. We set up processes to limit risk, and we train employees on how to avoid creating gaps that hackers can exploit. Unfortunately, hackers are working as hard and fast […]

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Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?

June 15, 2018

Are you sure that email you received from Apple is actually from Apple? Fraudulent emails are one of the biggest security threats impacting businesses and individuals. Known as phishing, these emails lure users into clicking a malicious link or downloading malware-infected file by mimicking the look of emails sent from reputable companies. This is done […]

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Don’t Get Hooked by Social Phishing, Here is How

February 23, 2018
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Prevention is better than consequences. Before we go on to discuss about the ways to survive phishing, let us first get an idea about what it is. What is phishing? Not to confuse with fishing (although the idea is same), phishing is a fraudulent attempt to extract sensitive information from online visitors by putting on […]

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Video: Microsoft Created Real-Life ‘Nigeria Scam Letters’ – Teaches New Yorkers A Lesson

August 11, 2010
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We continue to see videos like the one below, popping up every now and then and sometimes also as part of certain promotions, but there’s a reason for it – people continue to be stupid when it comes to giving up personal information that should have been kept personal, at all times. In the video […]

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One Hundred Bad Guys From A Phishing Gang Indicted

October 8, 2009
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Softpedia reports FBI announced that 33 bad guys were arrested in the connection with an international phishing gang that operated out of U.S. (California, Nevada and North Carolina) and Egypt. So far 53 individuals have been charged but the number is expected to rise to 100 in the coming days, as Egypt authorities have identified […]

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A Child Can Crack Your Password – Change It Now!

October 8, 2009
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If you can count to 10, you can crack most passwords. That seems to be the case by looking at most of the thousands of leaked Windows Live ID passwords last week – they very often are just simple number combinations such as “123456”, birth dates or names. Passwords that can easily be found out […]

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Over 10,000 Hotmail User Logins Leaked On Pastebin

October 5, 2009
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A list of over 10,000 usernames and passwords for Microsoft Live ID was leaked October 1st on the web site pastebin.com which is a tool for collaborative debugging and editing, usually for developers to paste code snippets etc. to share with others. The list was later removed but is said to include usernames starting with […]

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TDC Warns Against Phishing

August 4, 2009

Former telecom monopoly in Denmark, TDC, says in its latest press release that phishing e-mails are increasing. A phishing-mail is an e-mail with the sole purpose of trying to fish personal information from you, like username and password to an e-mail account, bank account, etc. It might also cut straight to the point and try […]

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