Comcast, the nation's largest residential Internet service provider, this week began rolling out an initiative to contact customers whose PCs appear to be infected with malicious software, by notifying these users via Web browser alerts. The Philadelphia-based cable Internet company...
Adobe Systems Inc. late Thursday issued an alert saying that hackers are exploiting a newly-discovered vulnerability in its free PDF Reader and Acrobat products to break into Microsoft Windows systems. Adobe said it plans to release a patch to fix...
In announcing a crackdown on "phishing" e-mail scams that netted one of the FBI's largest cyber crime cases ever, FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday offered a candid revelation: A personal close call with a phishing scam has kept his...
October 8, 2009; 3:15 PM ET |
Categories: Fraud , From the Bunker , Safety Tips , U.S. Government | Tags: fbi, online banking, phishing, robert mueller
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UPDATED: 7:45 p.m. Law enforcement authorities in California, Nevada, North Carolina arrested 33 people Wednesday as part of an international crackdown on "phishing," e-mail scams that trick people into giving personal and financial data to counterfeit Web sites. The action,...
Tens of thousands of compromised Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo Webmail accounts are being used to gin up traffic for dodgy, bargain-basement electronics vendors online that only accept bank transfers and Western Union payments, security experts warn. Over the weekend, the...
On Sept. 1, security industry start-up Silver Tail Systems held an in-depth online seminar for its bank and e-commerce clients that examined the stealth and sophistication of Zeus, a data-stealing Trojan horse program that organized thieves have used in a...
October 6, 2009; 3:30 PM ET |
Categories: Fraud , Latest Warnings , Safety Tips , Small Business Victims | Tags: silver tail systems, zeus, zeustracker
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If you use Microsoft's free Hotmail service, it may be time to change your password: Microsoft said Monday that several thousand Hotmail account credentials were posted online over the weekend.