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Apple Users Targeted with iCloud Phishing Scam

IT security researcher Mehrdad has noticed an increase in Apple users reporting that they couldn't access their iCloud accounts. One of his clients said he received an email from Apple which claimed his iCloud account has been blocked and asking them to click on a link in the email. From the screenshot below, you can [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Phishing|

Mamba Ransomware Encrypts Full Hard Drive Spreading Via Phishing Emails

Security researchers at Morphus Labs reported about a new ransomware called Mamba, which encrypts the victim's whole hard drive. Recent reports show it spreading around Brazil, India, and the United States through phishing emails. Mamba ransomware attacks Windows computers and overwrites the MBR (Master Boot Record) and upon restart the victim will get a screen [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Ransomware, Security|

Amex users hit with phishing email offering anti-phishing protection

American Express users are being targeted with phishing emails impersonating the company and advising users to create an "American Express Personal Safe Key" to improve the security of their accounts. The email appears to come from AmericanExpress(at)welcome.aexp(dot)com. Users are receiving an email like the image below: Clicking on the "Create Your PSK" link in the [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|Phishing, Security|

Fake Microsoft Windows Update emails try to steal your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL passwords

Beware any emails which claim to come from privacy@microsoft.com. It could be that you're being targeted in an attack designed to steal your AOL, Gmail, Yahoo or Windows Live password. At first glance, if you don't look too carefully, the emails entitled "Microsoft Windows Update" may appear harmless enough. But the grammatical errors and occasional [...]

By | September 26th, 2012|Security|
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