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Security Fix: March 9, 2008 - March 15, 2008

The Anatomy of a Vishing Scam

A series of well-orchestrated wireless phone-based phishing attacks against several financial institutions last week illustrates how scam artists are growing more adept at fleecing consumers by exploiting security holes in seemingly unrelated Internet technologies. The scams in this case took...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 15, 2008; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Web Fraud 2.0  
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Ukrainian CyberCrime Boss Leads Political Party

A Ukrainian man once known as one of the top ringleaders in Eastern Europe-based organized cyber crime is now heading up a new political party there. Dmitry Ivanovich Golubov, a 24-year-old from Odessa, is leading the upstart "Internet Party of...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 13, 2008; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Fraud  
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Six Degrees of E-Separation

If you've ever played the game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon," you know there's a lot of truth to it. It's based on the notion that any actor can be linked through his or her film roles to Mr. Bacon....

By Brian Krebs  |  March 12, 2008; 5:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker  
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Microsoft Patches 12 Office Security Holes

Microsoft today issued four updates to fix at least a dozen security vulnerabilities in its Office software products. All of the updates earned Microsoft's "critical" label, meaning attackers could exploit the flaws to break into Windows systems with little or...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 11, 2008; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  From the Bunker , Latest Warnings , New Patches , Safety Tips  
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When Ads Go Bad

A long-time trusted source recently alerted me that some inappropriate advertisements were running on Neopets.com, a Web site full of addictive Macromedia Flash games aimed at pre-teens. Surprisingly, the curators of Neopets.com -- major media conglomerate Viacom -- are disavowing...

By Brian Krebs  |  March 10, 2008; 12:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  Fraud , From the Bunker , Safety Tips  
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