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Monday review - the hot 17 stories of the week

Monday review - the hot stories of the week

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

A QQ-loving US soldier in Iraq is offering $120 to every reader of Naked Security

A QQ-loving US soldier in Iraq is offering $120 to every reader of Naked Security

Apparently Sgt Jack Lenz is looking for a "loyal and trusting person".

Well, that's *us* - right?

Has your Hewlett-Packard ScanJet printer just tried to infect your PC with malware?

Has your Hewlett-Packard ScanJet printer just tried to infect your PC with malware?

Beware! Cybercriminals have attempted to infect computers worldwide, disguising their attack as an email claiming to come from a scanner in your office.

"We apologise for the previous apology" - NZ gov dept in email CC: double-blunder

A government department in New Zealand has had to apologise twice after mixing up CC: and BCC: when apologising for mixing up CC: and BCC:.

It's a really easy mistake to make, so take a moment to remind yourself why it's a bad idea...

Fake Zendesk security notice spammed out, directs traffic to Canadian drug websites

Fake Zendesk security notice spammed out, directs traffic to Canadian drug websites

Should you trust the security notice you have just been emailed, telling you to watch out for scam emails and to use hard-to-crack passwords?

Perhaps not...

A DHL delivery which is nothing but malware - Windows users warned of email attack

A DHL delivery which is nothing but malware - Windows users warned of email attack

Have you received an email from DHL about a failed package delivery?

Please remember to be on your guard. Cybercriminals are once again up to their old tricks.

Pope sued over sexual abuse and not wearing seatbelt? Fake CNN and BBC news alerts spread malware

Pope sued over sexual abuse and not wearing seatbelt? Fake CNN and BBC news alerts spread malware

Malware campaigns spammed out in the last 24 hours have pretended to be breaking news stories from the likes of CNN and the BBC.

Express Shipment Notification emails contain malware

Express Shipment Notification emails contain malware

Online criminals have spammed out messages, claiming to come from DHL Express International, that are designed to install malware onto the computers of unsuspecting PC users.

Google Glass pre-order scammers set up shop on the web

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Do you want to be one of the first people to get your hands on Google's internet-enabled Glass technology?

If so, be careful to keep an eye open for scammers and spammers.

Malware poses as booking confirmation email from Welsh seaside hotel

Malware poses as booking confirmation email from Welsh seaside hotel

Heads up folks!

A seaside hotel in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales, has become the unwilling participant in a widespread malware attack spammed around the world. Don't be fooled into infecting your PC.

Chess CAPTCHA - a serious defence against spammers?

Chess CAPTCHA - a serious defence against spammers?

Spammers are told they have to solve a chess puzzle before they can leave junk messages.

Monday review - the hot 26 stories of the week

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In case you missed it: Here's everything we wrote last week.

Germans bombarded in malware attack, shipment firm caught in crossfire forced to suspend email address

Germans bombarded in malware attack, shipment firm caught in crossfire forced to suspend email address

A hard-hitting malware attack is hitting German email inboxes, and causing a headache for an innocent shipment firm mentioned in the messages.

Malware attack poses as security warning from Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit

Malware attack poses as security warning from Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit

A cybercriminal attack uses the fear of vulnerabilities and malware infection to trick users into unwittingly compromising their Windows computers.

USA is number one! (...for spam)

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USA! USA! USA! is back on top as the world’s leading spam-relaying country.

See what other countries top our 'dirty dozen' list and get the latest spam stats from SophosLabs.

SSCC 103 - Mandiant report, iOS coders owned, Twitter accounts hacked, and more...

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Have your joined thousands of others, and become a loyal listener to the "Chet Chat" yet?

Here's the latest Naked Security podcast, Sophos Security Chet Chat 103, discussing a range of recent and newsworthy topics from the world of computer security.

Oxford University blocks Google Docs because of phishing attacks.. for 2.5 hours

Oxford University blocks Google Docs because of phishing attacks.. for 2.5 hours

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?

Jeremy Clarkson falls foul of bodyfat spammers on Twitter, vows to kill hackers

Jeremy Clarkson falls foul of bodyfat spammers on Twitter, vows to kill hackers

The controversial presenter of BBC's "Top Gear" programme, has had his Twitter account compromised by spammers... and he wants his revenge.

"STOP CONTACTING THOSE B*!%£RDS"

"STOP CONTACTING THOSE B*!@#RDS"

Although you may not be duped by email scams, it's perfectly possible that you know someone elderly or vulnerable who might be. Always be on the lookout on their behalf, as a surprising number of easily exploited people have become financial victims in the past.

Pope Benedict XVI to resign - Twitter sex spammers exploit breaking news story

Pope Benedict XVI to resign - Twitter spammers exploit breaking news story

Within seconds of the news breaking that Pope Benedict XVI was to resign, spam began to appear on Twitter taking advantage of the story.