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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Scam Emails Using Your Friends' Data To Look Legitimate

The Nigerian email scams still holds a place in the "how they used to do it the old days" files of cyber yesterday. I received an email today that reminded me of my Nigerian email scam favorites, but also had harvested the name and signature of a friend, such that the scam took on a very personal nature....the last name has been blotted out to protect the infected:

Ok - so at least my friend quickly figured this out.......but how many takers might bite off on something like this?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Don’t be a Phisherman! Creative Spoofed URL’s Meant to Lure Unsuspecting Twitter Users

Can you spot what makes the following a Phishing attempt?  You may not at first glance....this is a very creative:

Fake Twitter Site

The page above that looks like a legitimate Twitter site is in fact not legitimate at all.   I received a Direct Message on Twitter that had a shortened URL, which redirected to – which at first glance looks like the URL for Twitter and would probably fools lots of people into coughing up their Twitter credentials.  If someone was in a hurry or just not paying attention, they might easily fall prey to this scam.  The message the URL was sent with was meant to get people to click to find out more; The message said “Hey someone is posting terrible things about you... “, then linked to the phishing fake Twitter site.