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Over 711 Million Email Addresses Exposed From SpamBot Server

Over 711 Million Email Addresses Exposed From SpamBot Server

August 29, 2017Swati Khandelwal
A massive database of 630 million email addresses used by a spambot to send large amounts of spam to has been published online in what ap...
I'm Warning You, Don't Read this Article. It's a Federal Crime!

I'm Warning You, Don't Read this Article. It's a Federal Crime!

July 14, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Yes, you heard it right. If I tell you not to visit my website, but you still visit it knowing you are disapproved, you are committing a fed...
Cyber Criminals Use Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Plane Crash News to Bait Users

Cyber Criminals Use Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Plane Crash News to Bait Users

July 18, 2014Mohit Kumar
Any occasion that captures public attention – regardless of how sensitive – comes out to be an opportunity for spammers and hackers to s...
Tracy Morgan Dead? Facebook Scam Targeting Users with Malware

Tracy Morgan Dead? Facebook Scam Targeting Users with Malware

June 27, 2014Wang Wei
Oh MY God! Is Tracy Morgan Really Dead? NO, Thankfully it’s only a hoax, but scammers announced the popular comedian and actor Tracy Mo...
Beware Of Fake 'HeartBleed Bug Remover Tool', Hijacks System with Malware

Beware Of Fake 'HeartBleed Bug Remover Tool', Hijacks System with Malware

May 28, 2014Wang Wei
I am considering that you all must have read my last article on OpenSSL Heartbleed , a critical bug in the OpenSSL's implementation ...
AOL Hit by Massive Data Breach, Urges Users to Change Passwords

AOL Hit by Massive Data Breach, Urges Users to Change Passwords

April 29, 2014Wang Wei
If you are a user of the American On-Line (AOL) mail service then you are advised to change your password as soon as possible. AOL I...
Malaysian flight MH370 tragedy abused by Chinese hackers for Espionage attacks

Malaysian flight MH370 tragedy abused by Chinese hackers for Espionage attacks

March 26, 2014Wang Wei
The Mysterious Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 , a Boeing 777-200 aircraft that has gone missing by the time it flew from Kuala Lumpur t...
WATCH OUT! Scammers targeting Google Account with Phishing Page hosted on Google Drive

WATCH OUT! Scammers targeting Google Account with Phishing Page hosted on Google Drive

March 18, 2014Swati Khandelwal
You all are quite aware of phishing attacks , and for those who are not, Phishing scams are typically fraudulent email messages, masquer...
BEWARE of new Facebook Malware Claims, 'Malaysia Plane MH370 Has Been Spotted'

BEWARE of new Facebook Malware Claims, 'Malaysia Plane MH370 Has Been Spotted'

March 13, 2014Swati Khandelwal
Hackers are very smart on gaining from every opportunity they get and this time the lost  Malaysian Airlines flight MH370  gave them a chanc...
Bredo Banking Malware Campaign Targets Bank of America Customers

Bredo Banking Malware Campaign Targets Bank of America Customers

February 07, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The Major US Financial institution, Bank of America is being targeted by a stealthy malicious financial malware campaign, according to...
Warning: "A new message from Skype Voicemail Service" spam leads to Zeus Malware

Warning: "A new message from Skype Voicemail Service" spam leads to Zeus Malware

November 29, 2013Wang Wei
Skype has been targeted by cyber criminals again this week. Users are receiving a new Spam Email with subject “ You received a new message f...
Warning: 10 Million UK Users targeted with Cryptolocker Ransomware spam email campaign

Warning: 10 Million UK Users targeted with Cryptolocker Ransomware spam email campaign

November 17, 2013Wang Wei
The UK's National Crime Agency has given out an urgent national alert that a mass spamming event targeting 10 million UK based emai...
Spam Text message offers gift card to Target

Spam Text message offers gift card to Target

December 01, 2012Mohit Kumar
A popular scam that always seems to pop up around the holiday shopping season has once again resurfaced.Have you gotten a text message promi...
Indian CERT issue warning about ongoing Skype Spam attack

Indian CERT issue warning about ongoing Skype Spam attack

October 30, 2012Mohit Kumar
Last month we reported a worm targeting Skype users with spam messages designed to infect machines with the Dorkbot ransomware has been dis...
Facebook spam messages says WWE Champion Rey Mysterio dies during fight

Facebook spam messages says WWE Champion Rey Mysterio dies during fight

October 21, 2012Mohit Kumar
A spam message is circulating on Facebook that WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio has died in a stunt gone wrong. Social media is now full of spa...
Spam campaign tricking thousands with shortened .gov URLs

Spam campaign tricking thousands with shortened .gov URLs

October 21, 2012Mohit Kumar
Symantec has reported an increase in spam messages containing .gov URLs. Cybercriminals are using 1.usa.gov links in their spam campaig...