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Articles tagged with: scammers

Anonymous Crosshairs NATO!

It’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) this time that the Online ‘Hacktivist’ gathering, Anonymous, targeted and breached their database successfully, claiming a Gigabit of data.

Anon admitted that on Twitter, saying that they gained a huge amount of restricted data and might make it public in few days.

Anonymous To Create Its Own Social Networking Site

Anonymous, the iniquitous group is the headline once again after Google+ banned a handful of Anonymous’ users (the exact figure of shut down accounts is unknown though).

The futuristic group equated Google’s topical action against them to the tittle-tattles of activists being banned from various social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and administration blocking websites using internet expurgation tools.

Beware, New Facebook ‘Casey Anthony’ Scam

Watch out Facebook users! It looks like we have another Facebook scam. This time it’s about Casey Anthony.

If you’ve recently come across a video entitled “Breaking News – Leaked video of Casey Anthony CONFESSING”, do not get carried away and click it-it’s a complete hoax.

Regulators Request Banks To Improve Network Security

US financial regulators have asked that all banks do their best to boost network security after companies have gone through a flurry of cyber attacks. The Federal Financial Institutions Council recommended that banks perform regular risk assessments as well as keeping customers informed about any online banking security issues.

The Council urged that all banks demand more than one form of customer authentication since hacking often occurs via keyloggers, where passwords are stolen on personal computers.

Microsoft Warns Of New Security Scams

Microsoft is warning consumers about ongoing scams that have been occurring throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Canada. The scams involve crooks calling honest victims up, referring to them by name and claiming that they represent legitimate companies that are offering free security checks for compromised computers.

Out of 7,000 people in said countries, 15% of them received these phone calls, and 22% were duped into believing the scammers. Victims were persuaded to give their credit card information, to download an infected application (disguised as an Anti-Virus tool), with the average victim losing $875, not including computer repairs.

Malicious Tweet Masked As Lady Gaga Video

If you enjoy the social platform, Twitter, be on the lookout if you choose to use the application today. The anti-virus platform, Sophos has warned that users have been receiving fake invites tempting Lady Gaga fans to have a look at a “banned video.” Users who follow the link will be pointed to a fake YouTube spoof page that will ask for all their twitter details. Those who proceed will have their tweets controller by Spanish-speaking scammers, as reported by a number of victims.