Monthly Archives: October 2011

So I Googled your name and found.. a Twitter phishing attack!

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A Twitter phishing attack arrives in the form of a Direct Message (DM) from one of your Twitter pals, claiming that they have searched for you on Google and found some "really funny stuff" about you.

Be careful what you click on..

Another widespread site defacement attack. Leading nowhere?

Another widespread site defacement attack. Leading nowhere?

Have you ever wondered what is meant by the term 'Traffic Direction System' (TDS)?

Well, take a look at a widespread site injection attack that took place earlier today, and see exactly how a TDS server is used to control user traffic.

Beware Facebook lottery email scams!

Beware Facebook lottery email scams!

Congratulations! You've won the Facebook lottery!

But hang on - you never entered a Facebook lottery, so why do you think you've won one?

Targeted malware attack shows how Fast Fingerprinting works

Targeted malware attack shows how Fast Fingerprinting works

Technology is helping anti-virus researchers detect malicious Microsoft Office files, by examining if they fail to conform to the OLE2 file format specification.

Lolita City, and other alleged child porn websites, attacked by Anonymous

Did the Anonymous hackers do the right thing?

The hacktivist collective Anonymous has declared war on internet paedophiles, attacking websites it accuses of carrying child abuse images and videos, and declaring that anyone who hosts, promotes or supports child pornography is a target.

LG hacked - website defaced to show simulated intrusion

LG hacked - web site defaced to show simulated intrusion

One of the websites belonging to global electronics giant LG has been hacked by a collective calling itself the Intra Web Security Exploit Team.

Watch a video of what the attackers did. And learn how to avoid ending up in this situation yourself!

Shop for free at Tesco? Beware - it's another Facebook gift card scam

Shop for free at Tesco? Beware - it's another Facebook gift card scam

It is Tesco's turn to find its brand being abused by Facebook scammers, pretending that they have gift cards and vouchers for free shopping at the popular British supermarket.

'Found a funny picture of you!' Twitter phishing attack

"Found a funny picture of you!" Twitter phishing attack

Has a Twitter friend found a funny picture of you? Or maybe they've seen a "real bad blog" about you?

If so, don't click on the link - chances are it's an attempt to phish your Twitter password.

Microsoft's YouTube channel has been hacked

Hacker hijacked YouTube channels to milk AdSense for money

Hackers have taken control of Microsoft's official YouTube channel, removing the company's videos and replaced them with their own.

Email from HM Treasury? Just another scam

Letter from HM Treasury? Just another scam

Have you been the recipient of an email claiming to be from George Osborne MP, the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer? However tempting the offer of a large transfer of funds may be, do not become a victim of this latest scam.

Hacker's phone call to police saying he defaced their website.. because he was bored

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An AntiSec hacker tells police in a phone call that boredom drove him to hack their website.

Listen for yourself to the call.

SSCC 76 - Michael Kaiser, NCSA and Rob Strayer chat about cyber security

Sophos Security Chet Chat

Chester interviews Michael Kaiser from the National Cyber Security Alliance and Rob Strayer from the Bipartisan Policy Center about National Cyber Security Awareness Month and our upcoming State of Cyber Security event.

iOS 5 introduces security challenges and flaws

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A week after the release of iOS 5 several flaws and vulnerabilities that could affect your data security have been found. Unauthorized calls, Smart Cover unlocks and media access are all possible with system defaults.

The state of cyber security - Join Sophos and the NCSA in Washington DC

IT administrators await mammoth Microsoft security patch bundle

Sophos and the NCSA are holding an event in Washington DC October 27th, 2011 to help spread the word about National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Join us for a cocktail reception and panel featuring Michael Kaiser, Rob Strayer and Chester Wisniewski.

Free Argos gift card for Christmas? It's a Facebook scam

Free Argos gift card for Christmas? It's a Facebook scam

Yet another scam is spreading rapidly on Facebook, this time claiming to offer a free £500 Argos gift card to British shoppers.

Remember to always think twice before sharing "special offer" links with your friends!

Malware attack poses as bloody photos of Gaddafi's death

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Hackers have spammed out an attack, posing as pictures of the death of Libya's Colonel Gaddafi.

The messages pose as photographs from the AFP news agency.

Shop for free at ASDA? Free ASDA Gift Card Facebook scam spreads rapidly

Shop for free at ASDA? Free ASDA Gift Card Facebook scam spreads rapidly

Messages are spreading rapidly between Facebook users about alleged ASDA Gift Vouchers, offering free shopping to "celebrate" the British supermarket chain's "birthday".

iPhone spyware can snoop on desktop typing

Jail time for university hacker who changed his grades to straight As

A team of researchers at Georgia Tech have demonstrated how they were able to spy on what was typed on a regular desktop computer's keyboard via the accelerometers of a smartphone placed nearby.

Duqu malware spurs new Stuxnet-style conspiracy theory

Duqu virus spurs new Stuxnet-style conspiracy theory

We might never find out what really happened in the Stuxnet case. But what about Duqu, the son of Stuxnet?

One writer already seems to know with certainty, and despite the absurdity of his claims, his story is getting picked up around the world.

How to find out everything that Facebook *really* knows about you

Law student triggers 22 legal complaints and likely audit of Facebook

Max Schrems, a 24-year-old law student, is now sitting on a pile of 1,200 pages that comprise his personal-data Facebook dossier.

Here's how you can demand the same information from Facebook.