Security researchers have discovered a new spam campaign using the Pinterest brand to spread malware via a Blackhole Exploit Kit.
The messages looks like legitimate emails from Pinterest, informing users their passwords have been reset and urging them to click on the included link to see their new ones.
This may fool some users into thinking it’s legit as most know companies will always direct users to their websites rather than ask or show personal details in emails.
Israeli security company CommTouch warns that e-mail messages purporting to share news about the marathon explosions could have a sinister hidden purpose.
Spammers, hackers, and general Internet no-goodniks have hit a new low, according to Israeli web security company CommTouch. “In the wake of the tragedy in Boston, hackers are sending out e-mails designed to prey on the worries of people whose loved ones may have been caught up in the bombings, or who are following the breaking news.”
Cyber fight between Spamhaus, a spam-fighting group based in London and Geneva, and hosting service CyberBunker is causing a global slowdown of internet speeds and leading to frustration for those unable to access websites as quickly as normal or stream TV shows online, analysts said
this is largest known distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in the history of the internet is currently slowing down the Net worldwide.
Spamhaus maintains a list of mail servers that send spam, the list is used by providers to incoming mail from servers that can repel. When the Dutch provider Cyber Bunker, a provider with a shadowy image that is located in an old NATO bunker, was placed on the list, responded that provider with a DDoS attack.
A cybercrime mastermind who hijacked the PCs of more than 30 million people has been jailed for four years.
Russian hi-tech criminal Georgiy Avanesov was found guilty of computer sabotage by an Armenian court.
Mr Avanesov was tried and sentenced in Armenia, as he was arrested at the country's Yerevan airport in 2010.
The authorities closed in on Mr Avanesov after they took and dismantled the network of computers he controlled.
Symantec today announced the findings of its January Symantec.cloud Intelligence Report, which shows that spammers are using holidays and major events to make their mail more appealing.
Symantec Intelligence has seen more than 10 000 unique domain names compromised with a redirect script written in PHP that contains a reference to the New Year in the file name. These redirect scripts were hosted on compromised Web sites and links to these were included in spam e-mails, which were subsequently blocked by Symantec.cloud.
In Russia most of the cell phone SIM cards are prepaid cards. One of the Russian operators offers a legal service that allows SIM prepaid users to transfer the prepaid money to a bank account.
This particular service is misused by cyber criminals. Cybercriminals are using the service to obtain money. Denis Maslennikov has provided a podcast about cell phone money laundering.
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