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Nigerian Scam: The next generation

“I am a single American soldier, would you send me money?” – this is how a mother and daughter convinced hundreds of victims to send them money as part of a huge ‘Nigerian Scam’ style fraud. The Nigerian Scam is one of the more common types of financial frauds. This scam is usually carried out […]

A malicious app easily passed Apple’s test track

It turns out that Apple’s strict security system is not entirely free of problems, after security researchers from Georgia Tech managed to load a malicious application to the App Store. The app was loaded with multiple loopholes and was able to take over the device without the user’s knowledge. In contrary to the conventional knowledge […]

The elderly and children are often victimized by cybercriminals.

How to avoid common social network frauds

Since the last blogs posted about multiple social networks frauds, I’ve been getting multiple questions so I’ve decided to publish the common fraud attack methods and how to recognize and avoid them. The social networks are very fertile ground for cybercriminals, and sometimes it is difficult to distinguish between true stories and those who spread […]

A pornographic virus floods Facebook

During the last hours, a new variant of a known pornographic virus is flooding Facebook.The virus appears in the form of a pornographic picture taken from a porno movie made in the Far East with the caption “OMG! She was forced to do this!” and an invitation to click on a link ensuring more details […]

New ZeroDay: Zbot variant spreads like fire

If you receive an e-mail supposedly from the ‘Bank of America’, with an alleged expenses report attached, make sure you do not open it. Delete it at once. The subject of the e-mail states that this is a ‘”statement of expenses” report notification, with a matching message inside, tagged with the ‘Bank of America’ logo […]

11,000 users fell into a WhatsApp scam

A young Spanish hacker developed a fictive application, which offered users to spy on private messages of their WhatsApp friends. Thousands users went into the site, which required them to register their mobile number. Whoever typed the number fell into a huge fraud by automatically being assigned to an advertisements site that sends ads for […]