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Jul 17, 2014

How Shakira Got to be the Queen of Facebook

Helped by her authentic manner and global appeal, she attracts a world-beating 100 million social-media fans, but along with it comes spam, fakes and other headaches...

Jul 14, 2014

The game isn’t over yet for Gameover malware

In early June the U.S. Department of Justice revealed that the Gameover Zeus (GOZ) botnet had been disabled thanks to the success of a joint effort dubbed “Operation Tovar.” The celebration appears to have been premature, though, as security research...

Jul 08, 2014

Spamhaus pushes for arrests of alleged DDoS participants

An antispam organization is pushing for quick law enforcement action against five people it alleges took part in one of the largest cyberattacks on record that caused Internet outages throughout Europe early last year. Spamhaus wrote on Monday that i...

Jul 22, 2014

Facebook and Twitter Users: Don’t Fall for MH17 ‘Actual Footage’ Scams

Be very careful which MH17 news stories you click on, especially on Facebook and Twitter, where scammers are exploiting the tragedy to spam you... #Facebook #Malaysia Airlines #Twitter

Jul 01, 2014

Feds: T-Mobile Charged Customers For Spam Text Frauds

The consumer watchdog says T-Mobile should have spotted text message scams hitting its customer... #Facebook #Malaysia Airlines #Twitter

Jul 09, 2014

Facebook kills 'Lecpetex' botnet, which hit 250,000 computers

Facebook said police in Greece made two arrests last week in connection with a little-known spamming botnet called “Lecpetex,” which used hacked computers to mine the Litecoin virtual currency. As many as 50,000 Facebook accounts were affected, and a... #India #Norway #Facebook

Jun 30, 2014

New malware program hooks into networking APIs to steal banking data

There is yet another reason to be wary of spam email about bank transfers or invoices—it could be carrying a new, cleverly designed malware program that steals financial information. Most Trojan programs steal financial information from users by inje... #Trend Micro #Trojan

Jul 28, 2014

Ed Sheeran joins Facebook's VIP-only Mentions app but will he stay?

In what might be an attempt to lure celebrities off Twitter, Facebook's Mentions app promises to make it easier for 'actors, athletes, musicians and other influencers' to interact with fans Urban music sensation Ed Sheeran is the first Brit to have r... #Mariah Carey #Arianna Huffington #Facebook #Kim Kardashian

Jul 02, 2014

Critical vulnerability in popular WordPress newsletter plug-in endangers many blogs

A critical vulnerability found in a WordPress plug-in that has been downloaded over 1.7 million times allows potential attackers to take complete control of blogs that use it. The flaw is located in the MailPoet Newsletters plug-in, previously known ... #Mariah Carey #Arianna Huffington #Facebook #Kim Kardashian

Jul 20, 2014

Man behind plague of spam texts is convicted - but he is still in business

Jayesh Shah, 43, runs a call centre business in India and claimed that he was exempt from English and Welsh law because his IT company Vinayak Infotech & Telecommunications Solutions (Vintels), based in the Indian city of Pune... #Mariah Carey #Arianna Huffington #Facebook #Kim Kardashian