Posts tagged phishing

Mac malware is spreading at a frightening rate, claims report

appleAs we’ve said all along, it’s not a matter of “if” but rather “when” malware will infest the Macintosh / Apple world.  We’ve seen many nibbles and tests, especially through Apple Mail, and particularly through the iPhone. Glad to report nobody’s been really hurt that bad — other than the ransomeware victims — but things are about to get ugly, as Darren Allan points out in this article.

Just follow our rule: Watch yourself at all times, don’t let your guard down, and keep your security settings high!  Darren Allan goes on to say:

Macs are becoming an increasingly big target for malware authors, and a new report has pointed to a massive increase this year in the likes of viruses aimed at Apple’s machines (which were once regarded as relative safe havens in comparison to Windows PCs).

The findings from Malwarebytes show that as of July 2017, there has been a huge leap of 230% in Mac malware compared to the previous year.

Some categories of malicious software are increasing at an even faster rate than this, namely adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) according to the security firm, although it didn’t clarify any percentage rates in these cases.

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Cybercrime drug cartel targets high blood pressure to sell drugs

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New phishing wave uses Apple cloud to bait you into clicking

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Bank spoofs stealing your identity

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Beware : Netflix phishing expedition wants your payment method!

Netflix Phishing BEWARENetflix users beware of this new phishing campaign… did you get an email from Netflix ?? Continue reading »

More Bank Spoofing is after your identity …

Always make sure you hover over the link and are sure where the link is taking you!

BEWARE Bank Spoofing

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Alert : Malware email coming your way! Will you recognize it?

System Boost for iOS detects Malware and Security Threats on iOS Devices

 System Boost for iOS detects Malware and Security Threats on iOS Devices B-Eng has launched System Boost 1.0, their new security and system info app that may save you from a world of hurt! System Boost is for anyone who is concerned about the integrity and security of their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Continue reading »

PayPal spoofing is back

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Mac Users Attacked Again by Fake Adobe Flash Update

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Graham Cluley writes in to let you know :

Mac users are once again being urged to exercise caution when installing updates to Adobe Flash Player, after a fake update was discovered infecting computers.

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BEWARE : Embedded Malware attempted download

Quick post here … while squashing spam this morning, one initiated an auto download … BEWARE — Keep your download permissions set to require approval!  This one was one of those “invoice” spams that claim you have an unpaid invoice . . .


Notice, the file is hosted on Amazon servers !!!  No one is safe.

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FBI : Warnings of Dramatic Increase in Business E-Mail Scams

Digital Evidence Response Team FBI officials are warning potential victims of a dramatic rise in the business e-mail compromise scam or “B.E.C.,” a scheme that targets businesses and has resulted in massive financial losses in Phoenix and other cities.

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BEWARE : New Paypal Spoof phishing email alerts

If you receive an email like this, do not click! This is a phishing attempt to gain your ID and password to your Paypal account. Report this immediately to spoof at paypal.com

PayPal spoof email is phishing for your ID ... share this alert

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Phishing Report: Security Clearance, Bitcoins, BitPay, Amazon, Debit cards and more

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User Group Network UGN Safenetting and Cybercrime report How bad is it? Just recently there has been a real surgence in Phishing and spam-delivered threats. Since the beginning of the year when two of the major spam portals where shut down, we thought email-deliverred crime was ebbing. No such luck. Now it’s moved to hot spots in South America, Eastern Europe and places where ICANN looks the other way. Remain calm, and remain on guard

  • If You Fall for a Phishing Scam, Should You Lose Your Security Clearance?
  • Bitcoin Payment Processor BitPay Loses $1.8M in Phishing Hack
  • Amazon UK customers targeted with phishing scam
  • Consumer Alert: Debit card phishing scam
  • Data Breach Investigations Report
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FBI : Business E-Mail Compromise – An Emerging Global Threat

Digital Evidence Response Team The accountant for a U.S. company recently received an e-mail from her chief executive, who was on vacation out of the country, requesting a transfer of funds on a time-sensitive acquisition that required completion by the end of the day. The CEO said a lawyer would contact the accountant to provide further details.

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