To remind taxpayers to be on the lookout for scams ranging from identity theft to return-preparer fraud, the IRS posted its Dirty Dozen list of tax scams for 2013.
Phishing is often regarded as old hat. From a technical perspective, it's a case of 'been there, done that'. Sometimes however, we come across attacks that are just a little bit more interesting (or at least different) from the norm.
Slovenian police on Thursday raided 12 homes and arrested five Slovenian citizens in connection with sending malware-packed email to small and medium businesses' accounting departments.
How's this for a phone call you don't want on a Sunday night: Visa's fraud unit, calling to ask whether you're aware that $1,371 has been wired from your bank account via Western Union.
Unfortunately, it's far from a rare occurrence...
Flooded with phishing attacks, which staff and students were falling for, the IT team at Oxford University blocked access to Google Docs - hoping to wake up users to the threat..
Would such a technique work in your organisation?
Account takeovers are down a mammoth 99.7% compared with what they were at the height of the spear-phishing plague of 2011, the company (rightfully) brags.
Do not relax: such success doesn't let us users off the hook when it comes to account security beef-up.
Are you a "safe surfer"?
What about sites that were perfectly good yesterday, but today are serving phishing pages for the crooks?
Paul Ducklin takes you on a four-country phishing trip...
"Please log into Google Docs, and then you'll be able to read my message."
"I've provided a handy link..."
PayPal users are being targeted in what is a now-typical pattern of phishing against the global payment service.
The trick is short and simple: you receive an email "acknowledging" a smallish payment. It's $79 to an eBay advertising service in our example...
Slimy worms! Disguised as Facebook news! Unleashed on unsuspecting Facebook employees - by its own engineering team! This was the second year that Facebook celebrated Hacktober, a month-long feast of self-inflicted cyberattacks designed to tune staff's threat perception.
A hacker claims he was disclosing a security flaw responsibly.
But IRC transcripts show that the Goatse hacking group was instead musing about shorting AT&T stock, discussed selling 120,000 email addresses to spammers, and never told AT&T about the vulnerability in the first place.
What would you do if you unwittingly became a victim of a phishing attack? Do you know how you'd go about reporting the phishing to the authorities?
On Friday, Microsoft launched Windows 8 to consumers.
Today, the experts at SophosLabs have intercepted a phishing attack which plays upon interest in the new operating system.
Chinese technology giant Huawei, under the spotlight following US concerns that its technology could be used for undercover surveillance, has made an elementary mistake in regards to its UK careers page.
Would you trust a URL which ends with .gov?
US government websites have been left with egg on their faces, after spammers exploited sloppily coded redirect code to redirect gullible internet users into visiting "make money fast" websites.
You can thank India for one out of six spam messages in your inbox, up from one in 10 when SophosLabs last put out its list of the Dirty Dozen top spam-relaying countries. The UK has upped its spam output as well, meaning it's rejoined the dirty dozen after an 18-month hiatus.