Internet Security News & Views

Month: June 2012

Epidemiology of Malware – Applying epidemiological models in understanding outbreaks of Cyber threats

We stumbled upon an interesting study this morning which is worth sharing, and keeping as a reference. ” Online Promiscuity: Prophylactic Patching and the Spread of Computer Transmitted Infections” … Studying the spread of computer malware through the use of epidemiological models has been a useful tool in under- standing the dynamics of individual outbreaks of malware,… Read More ›

Scam Emails “Booking Confirmation from Booking.com” – The emails are fake, and contain malicious code

Fraudulent emails from Booking.com – beware of this scam, emails contain malicious code. The holiday season is upon us, and people are making hotel reservations, many opting to book from places such as hotels.com, Expedia or booking.com, legitimate sites for finding accommodation over the holidays. The malicious emails in this threat outbreak claim to be… Read More ›

UPS Email Scam - Trojan warning

UPS Email Scams – Trojan warning

UPS/USPS  SCAM ALERT – This particular scam is doing its rounds again. The latest email scam alert concerns emails that purport to be from UPS or USPS. These emails contain a particularly nasty Trojan virus which, once on your pc can lead to identity theft and leaves your home pc or laptop open to hacking…. Read More ›

DVLA Email Phishing Scam

DVLA – Email Phishing Scam – Identity Theft Warning

Omniquad warns about DVLA Email Phishing Scam – Identity Theft Warning. Omniquad is issuing a warning about emails that appear to come from the DVLA. The scam email tells recipients that the DVLA is currently updating their database and all drivers are required to update and verify their driving license details within two weeks of… Read More ›

Habbo Email scam “Habbo user Selwyn sent you a message”

Habbo Hotel Email Phishing Scam targeting Habbo users Following Habbo hitting the news-headlines this week, we have seen numerous examples of unsolicited email appearing to be from Habbo with the subject line “Habbo user “Selwyn” has sent you a message“. Another example of the same has subject line “Habbo user “Adrian” has sent you a message“ Habbo is… Read More ›

John Carr on Habbo Hotel

Habbo Hotel – Chat forum closed due to sexually explicit language

Habbo Hotel Chat forum closed due to pornographic content. Findings earlier this week revealed that the popular Habbo site has unwittingly attracted a number of users engaging in explicit chats with youngsters. As a consequence of these findings, Habbo Hotel has now closed its chat forum. The Habbo site is aimed at older children and… Read More ›

PayPal Phishing Email

PayPal Email Scams – How to recognize fake PayPal e-mails.

Paypal Scam News: There seem to be a new email phishing scam targeting PayPal users every week. The latest will “inform” you that your bank account has been restricted, and tell you what steps to take to fix this problem. Well, it is a fake. Usually, a phishing scam email will have a fake story… Read More ›

LinkedIn Security Breach – What are the consequences?

LinkedIn Security Breach –What are the possible consequences of this breach? Investigative journalism is vital in the wake of a breach. There has been a media storm following the security breach at business networking site LinkedIn, and rightly so because it is big news, and a stark reminder to never be lax with security, whether… Read More ›

LinkedIn Scam Emails stopped by Omniquad Mailwall Remote

Following the security breach where millions of passwords to business networking site LinkedIn was leaked online scammers are now targeting LinkedIn users. Emails are sent inviting users to click on the link to update their passwords. This is an example of a fraudulent password reset email purporting to be from LinkedIn: The scam emails claiming… Read More ›

Social Networking sites suffer security breaches – Passwords leaked online.

The last few days have seen security breaches at 3 different social networking sites. Professional networking site LinkedIn, dating site eHarmony and music forum Last.fm have all been hacked and seen user details such as passwords leaked  online.  In some instances email addresses may be linked with the corresponding passwords. The technology news site Ars… Read More ›

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