• Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and with such an occasion, the purchasing of flowers as gifts is usually customary, and most likely companies will be taking advantage by providing discounts and offers online.Of course, cybercriminals are just as enterprising, and would have tailored specific threats and scams in order to make money from the unsuspecting gift-shopper.
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  • The recent tragedy that happened in China Railway's Guangzhou Station is the third and latest incident involving the railway and the hundreds of thousands that use it every day. On Tuesday May 6, officials reported that at least 6 people were injured when an unconfirmed number of assailants began stabbing bystanders in Guangzhou station.
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  • Last April 16, 2014, news of South Korean ferry, ‘Sewol’ incident, which carried 476 passengers shocked the world. And as with other major news, tragic or not, spammers did not hesitate to use this big news to lure unsuspecting users to their social engineering ploy.
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  • Cybercriminals are leveraging the new digital currency, Bitcoin as a social engineering lure to steal actual money from various users. The spammed message found, bore the subject, Bitcoin: The Easiest Way to Become a Millionaire In 30 Days Flat and encouraged users to install a software for Bitcoin.
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  • Following the discovery of Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, some sites resorted to telling the Internet population to be wary of any of their online accounts. Since the Heartbeat Extension, the OpenSSL extension first introduced in late 2011, is being used by many websites and software, abuse of the vulnerability can make private information viewable.
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  • Social engineering finds its way to greet you with coffee in this spammed message. The message purports to be coming from the coffee chain Starbucks, and entices the user to open the email by telling the recipient that it is a gift from a friend.
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  • Despite being released in 2001, Windows XP remains a popular OS for users. According to reports, the OS still has around 30% of the user market share.
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  • Cybercriminals are now using a new technique to lure potential victims - they are now attaching spam emails inside spam emails while taking advantage of names of known banks, such as Lloyds Bank, National Westminster Bank (NatWest), and Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo has been used in a Blackhole Exploit kit (BHEK) spam run in the past.
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  • When news of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was reported earlier this month, many people were bewildered and shocked. A number of speculations have been the topic of discussion in news as well as in social media.
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  • Game enthusiasts and fans of Grand Theft Auto need to be wary of the latest spam run we spotted, which capitalized on the said game. We recently found spammed messages that pretend as an invitation for beta testing the popular game, Grand Auto Theft V on Windows platform.
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