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Tag: Cybercriminals

FDA, facing cybersecurity threats, tightens medical-device standards

(Washington Post) The Food and Drug Administration is tightening standards for a wide range of medical devices — from fetal monitors used in hospitals to pacemakers implanted in people — because of escalating concerns that the gadgets are vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches that could harm patients. Increasingly, officials said, computer viruses and other malware are…
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Zeus Money Mule Recruiting Scam Targets Job Seekers

(Threatpost) No one can say that hackers don’t have a sense of irony. In search of money mules, attackers behind a variant of the Zeus Trojan have configured the malware to activate when users visit careerbuilder[.]com with code that redirects victims to an advertisement for a mule-recruitment website. Researchers at Trusteer spotted the scheme in…
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Getting to Know Kosova Hacker’s Security Crew plus an Exclusive Interview with Th3 Dir3ctorY

(Infosec Institute) by Jay Turla – As a security researcher and an information security enthusiast, I am always intrigued by underground hacker groups and that’s why I do some research about them. In this article, we will talk about Kosova Hacker’s Security in order to understand their ideals and the essence of their existence as…
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Ticketmaster warns phishers using tickets as bait

(The Register) Australian online ticketing service Tickemaster has been hit by a phishing raid that has defeated Spam filters. Several Reg readers report receiving multiple emails yesterday (Vulture South received nine), all purporting to report newly-purchased tickets…read full article

Users Warned About Father’s Day Spam Campaigns

(Softpedia) Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 16) and as many users are rushing to do some last minute shopping, scammers and spammers are taking advantage of the opportunity. Symantec has spotted several spam campaigns. Some of them advertise replica watches and shady products and services, while others lure users to fake surveys…
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Romanian phishers sentenced to U.S. federal prison

(SC Magazine) Two Romanian citizens will spend time in U.S. prison for their involvement in a phishing scheme which targeted customers of several banks, eBay and PayPal. On Monday, a U.S. district judge in New Haven, Conn., sentenced Bogdan Boceanu, 30, to 80 months in prison, and Andrei Bolovan, 29, to 27 months in prison.…
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Scam Alert: Donate to UN High Commissioner for Refugees to Help Syrians

(Softpedia) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is accepting donations from individuals who want to help Syrian refugees. While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to help those in need, you must beware of the many donation scam sites set up by fraudsters. McAfee Senior Threat Researcher Francois Paget has come across a legitimate-looking…
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Hacktivists Inadvertently Cause Damage to People They Claim to Represent

(Softpedia) On Monday, RSA released its monthly online fraud report for May. Besides the figures about worldwide phishing campaigns, the study also makes an interesting link between phishers and hacktivists. While hacktivists, such as the ones from the Anonymous movement, usually rely on distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks to make their point, they sometimes decide to…
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Phone Spam Alert: Your Google Account Has Been Hacked, Reply Now

(Softpedia) Experts warn mobile phone users to be on the lookout for a phone spam campaign which informs them that their Google accounts have been hacked. According to ThreatTrack Security experts, the spam messages read something like this: “Your Google Account has been hacked. Reply NOW to take a call to verify your account.” While…
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Fighting ATM Cash-Out Schemes

(Bank Info Security) A recent ATM cash-out scheme that netted $45 million puts a spotlight on the need for fraud prevention measures, says John Buzzard of FICO’s Card Alert Service. U.S. accounts are prime targets for these attacks because of outdated payment-card technology and ineffective transaction monitoring systems, Buzzard contends. The U.S. “is a playground…
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