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Security Fix Archive: Nastygram

DC businessman loses thousands after clicking on wrong e-mail

Pay-per-click revenue in the online advertising business may be diminishing for traditional media publishers, but thieves increasingly are earning five- to seven-digit returns when victims click on a booby-trapped link or attachment sent via e-mail. The latest victim to learn...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 1, 2009; 8:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Nastygram , Safety Tips , Small Business Victims , U.S. Government  | Tags: zeus  
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Nastygram: CDC 'swine flu' vaccine scam

E-mail scam artists are impersonating the Centers for Disease Control with a bogus e-mail that claims to offer information about a state-run vaccination program for the H1N1 "Swine Flu" contagion. This highly topical and plausible e-mail message directs recipients...

By Brian Krebs  |  December 1, 2009; 6:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Nastygram , Safety Tips  | Tags: cdc  
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Nastygram: Beware the NACHA gotcha

Cyber thieves on Thursday began blasting out millions of e-mails impersonating NACHA - The Electronic Payments Association, a not-for-profit group that develops operating rules for organizations that handle electronic payments, from payroll direct deposits to online bill pay services....

By Brian Krebs  |  November 12, 2009; 6:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Nastygram , Safety Tips  | Tags: nacha, zeus  
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Nastygram: MySpace phish plants spy software

A new spam campaign targeting MySpace.com users once again illustrates the blended threat from junk e-mail attacks, experts warn. This latest run tries to lure recipients into giving up their MySpace credentials, and then attempts to trick victims into...

By Brian Krebs  |  November 9, 2009; 12:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Latest Warnings , Nastygram , Safety Tips  | Tags: nastygram, zbot, zeus  
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