Category Archives: Phishing

Join my LinkedIn Network = Join my Evil Botnet Empire?

That “Invitation Reminder” in your InBox from LinkedIn may be neither. Although it looks to be a legitimate message from LinkedIn telling you of a pending message from a colleague it maybe a phishing expedition. Cyber-criminals are busy spewing out … Continue reading

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Sure I remember you…. don’t I?

We’ve all had it happen, right? You’re asked to accept an invitation from LinkedIn or some other social networking site and their name doesn’t ring a bell. You think maybe their name’s changed through marriage or “Is that Joe, the … Continue reading

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Sony PlayStation = Identity Theft?

If you have a Sony PlayStation in the house you may be one of the 77 Million who have lost some Personal and Private information. This week, Sony announced the following PlayStation Network user account information was compromised in connection … Continue reading

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Yet another vulnerability in Adobe Flash

There’s evidence a new piece of malware is being distributed taking advantage of a newly discovered weakness in Adobe Flash. Unknown exploits such as this are labeled “Zero Day” attacks. This references the number of days a strategy has been … Continue reading

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Facebook Password change WARNING!

An email claiming to be from Facebook is making the rounds. The email claims your password has been changed and you need to open the attached zip file to get the new one. Currently, few of the AV vendors are … Continue reading

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Who’s Epsilon and why should I care?

Who they are. Epsilon is the world’s largest permission-based e-mail marketer. Companies hire them to send promotions or other e-mails to their customers. Given Epsilon’s customer list, there’s a very good chance they have YOUR name and email address. Why … Continue reading

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I’m from the Government and I’m here to help

It’s tax time and we all know what that means; tax scamming emails are on the loose.  This year’s crop is simultaneously going high and low tech.   It starts with a phishing email allegedly from irsonline.gov with an attached … Continue reading

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