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- E-ZPass drivers warned about Phishing scam
- Nigerian scammers move from gullible consumers to businesses
Nigerian scammers known for grammatically challenged email promising riches in return for a small up-front payment are moving into the business of launching malware attacks against companies.
Google has set up an internal task force that will work to expose the activities and techniques of malicious Internet wrongdoers, aiming to cut down on the number of targeted cyberattacks.
E-ZPass Group, a toll collection program consisting of 25 agencies in 15 states, has issued a warning to customers concerning a Phishing scam that is posing as a collection notice.
Victims of Simplocker, the first file-encrypting ransomware threat for Android devices, can recover files without paying cybercriminals because the malicious program uses a hardcoded encryption key.
An Android Trojan program originally designed to steal mobile banking credentials from Russian users was recently retrofitted with ransomware functionality and has started infecting users in the U.S., using photos of its victims to intimidate them into paying a fictitious FBI fine.
Cybercriminals tricked Fred into giving away sensitive information. Now he wants to know how "to mitigate this situation?"
It is almost summertime, and while the livin' supposedly gets a bit easier, it remains risky. As the vacation season approaches and everybody is planning travel, socializing with friends and family and relaxing, people in the "always connected" world should add one more item to their list: Don't relax when it comes to online security.
Microsoft last week released the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report volume 14 (SIRv14), an biannual report includes data from the second half of 2012 and contains threat intelligence from over a billion computers worldwide.
As 2012 comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the security trends of the year with this look at the hottest security slideshows of 2012.
The holidays are nearly here and 2012 is on the way out. It's time to reflect on some of the most popular security stories and tips of the year as we prepare for 2013.
Last week Gen. David Petraeus, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, resigned in response to what has turned out to be a much bigger scandal than it first appeared.
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