Phishing

When the FBI rather than the fraudsters make a fake FedEx website

Fraudsters beware! The Feds are prepared to use your own tricks against you.

Amazon warns customers it leaked their names and email addresses

What aren’t you telling us Amazon, and why?

Smashing Security #104: The world’s most evil phishing test, and cyborgs in the workplace

Does your employer want to turn you into a cyborg? Was this phishing test devised by an evil genius? And how did a cinema chain get scammed out of millions, time and time again…?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Scott Helme.

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Apple says nothing as Apple ID accounts mysteriously locked down

Has someone been trying to hack into a large number of Apple ID accounts?

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Target and other high profile Twitter accounts exploited for cryptocurrency scams

The latest high profile account to be abused by scammers to promote a cryptocurrency giveaway? US retail giant Target.

When your Instagram account has been hacked, how do you get it back?

Travel blogger Delaine Maria D’Costa had her account wiped after she failed to pay an extortionist $200.

That was bad enough, but then she had to try to convince Instagram to let her have it back again.

Smashing Security #103: An Instagram nightmare, crazy iPhone deaths, and election hack claims

One travel blogger finds you don’t have to be Kylie Jenner to be targeted by an Instagram hacker. When 40 iPhones at a hospital mysteriously die, what could be the explanation? And, surprise surprise, political parties in the USA are throwing around hacking accusations.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Naked Security’s Mark Stockley.

Another wave of Elon Musk bitcoin scams spread by verified Twitter accounts

The cryptocurrency giveaway scammers are up to their tricks again on Twitter, and it seems that Twitter simply can’t keep up with them.

My advice to Twitter? Make Login Verification compulsory for verified accounts.

Naked celebrity photo hacker used to be a high school teacher

A former high school teacher is to plead guilty to hacking into the online accounts of celebrities and stealing naked photographs and other private information.

Smashing Security #097: Dash cam surveillance, robocall plague, and Zoho woe

Why was Zoho’s website taken offline by its own domain registrar? How are dash cams making you less secure? And why are robocalls on the rise in the United States?

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by The Cyberwire’s Dave Bittner.

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Your business should be more afraid of phishing than malware

If you were to make a list of the most common causes of security breaches, it is phishing attacks that would surely dominate.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

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Google warns businesses of government-backed phishing attacks

If a government-backed hacking gang cannot extract the information it wants from a single person’s Gmail account, they might instead target an organisation they work for or with whom they are affiliated.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender BOX blog.

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Hackers phish Butlin’s holiday camp chain, access customers’ personal data

Fabled British holiday camp chain Bultin’s has admitted that it has suffered a data breach that may have exposed details of 34,000 guests.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

Smashing Security #088: PayPal’s Venmo app even makes your drug purchases public

Not one of Google’s 85,000 employees has had their accounts compromised by phishing in a year.  How have they done it? Find out in this podcast.

Also, we discuss with special guest Scott Helme how websites still using HTTP are now marked as “not secure” by Google Chrome, and if you’re buying drugs via PayPal’s Venmo app you should say goodbye to privacy.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast hosted by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault.

Google Chrome users met with ‘Not secure’ warnings when visiting HTTP sites

If you’re still running a website that is using insecure HTTP then it’s probably too late.

Some of your website’s visitors are going to be greeted with a message that tells them that they can’t trust your website to be secure.

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Suspected Syrian Electronic Army hackers indicted for conspiracy and identity theft

But don’t imagine that the two suspected hackers will be defending themselves in a US court anytime soon…

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.