Financial crisis or no financial crisis, banks have emerged as social engineering standards. However, as floundering financial institutions take centerstage in the public’s consciousness, users may become more susceptible to banking-related ploys. Less than a week ago, TrendLabs reported on a scheme targeting Wachovia, the fourth largest banking chain in the US. This time, [...]
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After fake sites, fake Antivirus, fake blogs, and fake forums, spammers plough on with fake news. Threat analyst Juan Pablo Castro reports of spam announcing the declaration of World War III.
Figure 1. Sample spam that warns of World War 3
Figure 2. Another sample spam that warns of World War 3 The link [...]
While not as massive as earlier Web attacks that have used similar social engineering techniques, a new spamming operation has malware criminals using the logo of Trend Micro to lure unsuspecting Web users to “Trojanize” themselves. Here’s a screenshot of a bogus email message that potential victims in Brazil have been receiving in the past [...]
Several commenters asked why the institutionalized cheating at the UltimateBet Poker site is a security story.
alleco writes: Where’s the computer security bit of the story? This is a fair question, and it is my fault for not making the link more explicit. There is an elephant in the room of web-based service delivery, namely [...]