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Monday Tech News – Beware of the new Outlook phishing scam

Last week, we were shocked to find out details of the iPhone’s real price, we discovered Apple is breaking the enterprise market without even trying and we learnt of a new Outlook phishing scam.

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Beware: Spam, scams and phishing this St Patrick’s day

Scammers just love big, national celebrations. Tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day. That means money, targeted scams and digital trickery.

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9 Holiday Phishing Scams to Look Out For

During this very hectic and busy time of year, online shopping, charity events and package deliveries increase in frequency. Cyber-criminals are aware of this and attempt to take full advantage of both the opportunity and the fact that because many people are so busy trying to get things done in time they let their guard […]

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Unsolicited Phone Call Scams – Part Two

In Part One, I talk about a phone call scam I received and how I had been passed by the “caller” to a “supervisor”, and then to a “technician”, and how the story just got better and more believable along the way. When it was the technician’s turn, he told me that I had over […]

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Unsolicited Phone Call Scams – Part One

Phone call scams are becoming an epidemic. The phone rings and, upon answering, the caller promptly identifies himself/herself and often claims to work with a prominent organization, such as Microsoft – all of which is bogus. However, some of the craftier callers claim to be from the nearest major computer retailer in your area. The […]

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Don’t be fooled by Labor Day phishing scams

If you see an increase in phishing attacks it’s to be expected due to the upcoming Labor Day holiday. GFI Labs, our dedicated malware research center, warns that consumers are traditionally at high risk for targeted phishing attacks due to the preponderance of online retail sales events over the holiday weekend. Amidst the flurry of […]

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Beware of World Cup scams, malware and other online threats

The 2010 World Cup is finally under way and millions of football fans around the world will be tuning in over the next three weeks to watch their favourite national team compete in one of the world’s most popular sporting events. Although many will be glued to their TV screens, thousands of fans will also […]

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New IRS phishing scam

Looks like this: From: supp…@irs.gov <supp…@irs.gov>  Date: 14 Dec 2005 18:41:23 -0000 Local: Wed, Dec 14 2005 1:41 pm  Subject: Refund notice You filed your tax return and you’re expecting a refund. You have just one question and you want the answer now – Where’s My Refund? Access this secure Web site to find out […]

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It’s a security scam party, and this is one party you don’t want to crash

Patrick and Adam found a bunch more of these “security scam” sites.   IPs below, feel free to put these in your block lists. Newly found sites Mattie Muirhead Florence, AL US wm @ needupdate.com85.255.115.174  dns404.net85.255.115.130  needupdate.com85.255.115.173  yoursystemupdate.com85.255.115.172  systemwarning.com Mag Dicacik      Praha,  CZ        mag @ sexpicporn.com 85.255.115.172  securitywarnings.net Sites already known Henn Preson     Stockholm,  SE  henn @ teeeen.com […]

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Woman gets scammed by Nigerian, is now under investigation?

This is a local woman.  What’s surprising is that the police here seem to think she was culpable.   I’m not sure if they really understand the Nigerian scam business. In other words, she may be stupid but I’m not all that sure she actually understood what was happening here. Toni Chaffer says she just wanted […]

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