Dutch banks have agreed on a common framework of rules for their online banking customers, which they will require people to follow if they are to qualify for refunds of money stolen through phishing, carding or other forms of online fraud.
A threat that doesn't just attack, but asks you to put in a password first?
Sounds weird, but the trick worked for malware in the past, and is now being used in phishing
Fraser Howard of SophosLabs explains...
Occasionally we find an attempt at phishing that we grudgingly have to admit shows a resourceful sense of occasion.
Here's an example: an email supposedly from Microsoft to sort out the after-effects of recent failed updates...
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Malware rarely gets into your network without some sort of tell-tale signs beforehand.
Learning to spot the metaphorical smoke that precedes the fire of a malware infection is a handy metaphor for keeping your network safe.
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Naked Security reader Lisa Goodlin is a website designer and a WordPress user.
She was recently targeted by cybercrooks trying to phish her WordPress credentials, and though the phish ended up being comical rather than threatening, there were some useful lessons to be learned...
As cloud services become more pervasive criminals continue to try and convince corporate users to surrender their identities.
Google Docs is the latest target, so look out!
The latest figures from the APWG show a decline in phishing reports. Verizon, on the other hand, implies that almost all incidents of cyber espionage reported in the last year included some phishing component.
This seems to confirm that phishing attacks are becoming less scatter-gun, focusing more on specific targets.
Once every three months, we tot up our country-by-country spamtrap statistics for the previous quarter and calculate the Dirty Dozen.
Of course, this is one "competition" in which getting promoted into the Premier Division - the SPAMMIERSHIP - is a cause for disappointment, not jubilation...
It's more Cape of Storms than it is Cape of Good Hope for an alleged phishing gang reportedly busted in Cape Town in South Africa's Western Cape.
The gang supposedly used a mixture of email and SMS to lure their victims into giving away PII...
Twitter's new two factor authentication system will be welcomed by some users, but ignored by others who will find it a nuisance.
Notably, it's unlikely to be much use at all to media companies who have suffered at the hands of hackers, as Graham Cluley explains.
With a cybercrime plan as poorly thought out as this, maybe it's no wonder the Soviet Union didn't survive.
Crooks who swindled a woman out of her £1 million ($1.5 million) life savings, and blew their ill-gotten gains on cheeseburgers, gold and computers, are now facing jail time.