Tag Archives: Phishing

The Global Gangs that Can Break Banking Institutions

4 Crime Rings to Watch The Brothers’ Circle, a group based primarily in Russia with connections to the Middle East, Africa and Latin America that focuses on card fraud; The Camorra, based in Italy and focused on counterfeiting and narcotics … Continue reading

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Banking Malware Finds New Weakness

Ice IX Steals Phone Numbers to Compromise Accounts A new Zeus variant has the attention of security experts – not because of its sophistication, but because of its automation. Named Ice IX, this new malware targets online banking users’ login … Continue reading

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Phishing Hooks those Too Quick to Click

The first time I took my grand-daughter fishing we did not catch any fish. We did not even get a nipple, but we did have fun. That night sitting watching the camp fire she asked, “Why didn’t we catch anything.” … Continue reading

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Danger of shortened URLs

Wikipedia: “Another use of URL shortening is to disguise the underlying address. Although this may be desired for legitimate business or personal reasons, it is open to abuse.” https://bdemarest.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/danger-of-shortened-urls/ shortened to  http://wp.me/p1adOj-48. http://www.wellsfargo.com could be shortened to http://bit.ly/urlWellsF or http://tinyurl.com/ulrWellsF. … Continue reading

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