Category Archives for Phishing

Hunt for Deep Panda intensifies in trenches of U.S.-China cyberwar | Reuters

My piece on what Deep Panda looks like in action: Hunt for Deep Panda intensifies in trenches of U.S.-China cyberwar | Reuters: Security researchers have many names for the hacking group that is one of the suspects for the cyberattack on … Continue reading

22. June 2015 by jeremy
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Reuters: Beyond the Breach

My piece on disruption in the cybersecurity space. Too many companies and ideas to mention in Reuter-space, but it’s a start.  Thanks to Ian Geohegan, as ever, for his editing touch.   Beyond the breach: cyberattacks force a defense strategy … Continue reading

09. February 2015 by jeremy
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Phishy Facebook Emails

Facebook phishes are getting better. Compare this one: and this: Notice how the key bit, supposedly defining that it’s a legit email, is successfully and convincingly faked: The only difference that stands out is the domain: facebookembody.com. Although Google classified … Continue reading

28. October 2011 by jeremy
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Whaling in Singapore?

Singapore appears to be the source of a virus cleverly designed to hoodwink U.S. executives by appearing to be an emailed subpoena which mentions them by name, as well as their title. The SANS Storm Center said three days ago … Continue reading

17. April 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Email, Malware, Phishing, Scams, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Backed Up? Or Cracked Up?

There’s quite a commotion online about a program called g-archiver that promises to back up your Gmail account, but in the process apparently harvests all users’ Gmail usernames and passwords, and mails them to a separate Gmail account. This is … Continue reading

10. March 2008 by jeremy
Categories: Email, Phishing, Scams, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Phishing For a Scapegoat

It’s somewhat scary that more than 10 employees of a laboratory that works on security issues (including phishing) could fall for a phishing attack. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory, or ORNL, managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by UT-Battelle, … Continue reading

10. December 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Phishing, Scams, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Hi, I’m Sheila from Phishers ‘R’ Us

It amuses me that banks talk about security but rarely apply it in a consistent enough way to save people like you and me from getting scammed. Take what just happened to me this morning: My bank rings me up … Continue reading

08. October 2007 by jeremy
Categories: Phishing, Scams | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

The Source of the Malware Scourge

Despite appearances, the U.S. is still the most popular place for the bad guys to place their malware code. StopBadware.org has listed those Internet Service Providers that wittingly or unwittingly host “badware” — an umbrella term for any kind of … Continue reading

05. May 2007 by jeremy
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Loose Bits, Nov 28 2006

From my PR intray, some surprisingly interesting little odds and ends: LocalCooling is a 100% Free power management tool from Uniblue Labs that allows users to optimize their energy savings in minutes and as a result reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions. … Continue reading

29. November 2006 by jeremy
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