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5 tips to keep your mobile devices safe while using 3/4G and LTE

Having tablets and smartphones dominating the market has been the main motivation for IT companies to boost the 3/4G  and LTE technologies. This will significantly improve user connectivity but also will raise the risks levels in terms of security. These new … Continue reading

Cross Site phishing for Amazon

Following the expected trend of scams after the Cyber Monday, various big names in the retail industry are being now advertised in phishing attacks. One of the most interesting of these is a phishing addressing customers of Amazon. I am … Continue reading

Malaysian Phishing in real-time

Since several weeks we see a higher amount of spam/phish Emails in Malaysia. Recently, our Virus Lab in Malaysia came across phishing mails in the Malay language impersonating the Hong Leong bank. Even if this phishing attack has only a local … Continue reading

Extremely complex phishing attack against German Postbank

I don’t write very often about phishing attempts which aren’t international, but this phishing attack against the German Postbank is extremely special and it deserves a through analysis. I received the phishing email below on one of my private email … Continue reading

New type of Nigerian scam or just a spam from “FBI”

From time to time, we see in our labs really funny emails pretending to be deadly serious. This time, I received one such email on my personal email address, and I couldn’t stop laughing after reading it full. And this, … Continue reading

YouTube and Tagged phishing leading to online pharmacy sites

We are quite used to see well known brand names being used in phishing spam campaigns that lead to spam websites, usually online pharmacies. We’ve seen eBay, Amazon, Yahoo, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so on. It is to  us … Continue reading

Online pharmacy spam disguised as LinkedIn message

We have posted many times about online pharmacy spam disguised as phishing emails for various entities like Amazon, Paypal, eBay, AOL, Facebook and Twitter. Since the end of December 2011, we have started to see large amounts of emails being … Continue reading

Twitter Phishing Mails turn out to be Spam

Our spam traps caught quite some malicious mails which were Twitter themed – not the first time we see “You have 1 unread message from Twitter!” mails. This immediately does ring the phishing-alarm bell – someone is trying to steal … Continue reading

Spam or Phishing?

We always point out that Phishing is just another form of Spam since the emails are not wanted by anyone. But, what happens if a Spam mail contains a spoofed URL which is redirecting you to a fake website? Isn’t … Continue reading

Dutch phishing for Visa and Mastercard

We have posted already about Visa and Mastercard scams in English. We don’t see very often a dutch phishing campaign which is created after some known English phishing. Usually, Dutch phishing is related to the most important banks in Holland, … Continue reading