Yahoo Messenger and its ‘Chat Rooms’, told us how to chat and make new friends online years before the launch of Facebook. But it also gave birth to online spamming which infected thousands of users and their privacy. Though most of the people stopped using Yahoo Chat Rooms now but spammers are still there. And […]
There is a new phishing attack which has hit Twitter and I thought it would be important bit of news for our readers who are on Twitter. The attack spreads through a tweet with the text message “This You????” followed by a link. Clicking on the link spreads the phishing attack and makes your account […]
Microsoft had a bad weekend as around 20,000 hotmail accounts were hacked and their passwords were posted on October 1 by an anonymous user on pastebin, a website used by programmers to share code snippets. The page was removed soon after (even the cached page by Google). How were the accounts hacked? The most probable […]
According to MessageLabs Intelligence report for July, there has been a spike in the spam levels in countries where English is not the primary language. Spammers are becoming multi-lingual by using automated translation services to enable multiple language spam runs. They are targeting countries correctly rather than sending spam to all countries English language.
Beware all Orkut users! Now hackers are sending friend request emails that look similar to any genuine Orkut email. Below are screen shots of emails sent by hackers: At first, you might find similarities in both the emails, but on a closer observation, I found that all the links in that mail that came to […]
Has anyone faced a hoax issue on Facebook yet? If you have a Facebook account, then be a little careful. There has been a major spur of phishing attacks on Facebook to steal usernames and passwords and spam your friends. Facebook’s mail system is being used by the attackers to send messages to the users, enticing them to go to – fbaction.net – a site that duplicates Facebook’s log-in screen.
Answer 5 simple question and get to know how safe you are from fishing attack. Phishing is rapidly growing attack whose sole purpose is to steal your login details like user name, passwords and in some cases your credit card numbers.