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Fake Discount Cards

Symantec Connect: Phishers are constantly developing new strategies in an effort to trick end users. In April 2012, phishers created sites spoofing the Apple brand with fake offers for Apple discount cards. In this phishing attack, customers were targeted by region: namely, the UK and Australia. The phishing sites mimicked the webpage of Apple and …

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Sex Appeal Meter Scam and Execution Hoax Abound on Facebook

Cross posted from GFI, Sunbelt Blog: There’s not a day when we don’t see a new scam or hoax—yes, even the old ones—being proliferated on Facebook. I’ve seen both today. Let’s take a quick look at each one, shall we? First off, the scam: The screenshot above is a post generated by the “Sexappeal Meter” …

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‘Fileless’ malware installs into RAM

Exploit found in Russian adware invades process, doesn’t install files The Register: Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have found malware which, unusually, does not install any files on its victims PCs. The researchers aren’t quite sure how unusual it is, describing it as both “unique” and “very rare”, but no matter how scarce this type of …

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Facebook Scam: OMG – I just hate RIHANNA after watching this video

SophosLabs: Messages are spreading between Facebook users, claiming that members of the social network have lost all respect for popular songstress Rihanna after watching a video. However, if you’re careless enough to click on the link you will find yourself lured into a survey scam that attempts to earn affiliate cash for fraudsters. A typical …

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Google opens a pharmacy? It’s spam of the day

SophosLabs: Is Google really extending its online empire, and opening an online pharmacy? Of course not. So don’t believe spammed-out emails like the following: Do you notice how the spammers have changed the “o”s in Google to Cialis and Viagra tablets? Very creative. Part of the spam message reads as follows: We’ve just launched a …

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Oops! Selena and Bieber’s hidden camera bedroom video Facebook scam

Oops indeed. At least if you were one of the Facebook users who believed that a hidden camera video had leaked onto the net of Justin Bieber sharing some intimate moments with his girlfriend Selena Gomez. Of course, Bieber’s typical fans – or those who would delight in his public humiliation by a hungry paparazzi …

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YouPorn passwords available for download, thousands of users exposed [Updated]

SophosLabs: Want a free password for one of the world’s most popular adult websites? YouPorn, one of the world’s most popular porn video websites and one of the top 100 websites of any kind in the world, appears to have been caught with its pants down – after a list of many of its users’ …

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