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'Claimed my free iPhone' spam swamps Facebook

Claim your free iPhone scam spreads on Facebook

Scammers continue to make a mockery of Facebook security, with social networking accounts being abused to spread messages about "free" iPhones. Claimed my free iPhone today, so happy lol... If anyone else wants one go here <LINK> The messages have Read more…

Free iPhone rogue applications run riot on Facebook

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Facebook is being deluged with messages claiming that users have received free iPhones, and inviting others to participate in a scheme to receive a free Apple smartphone for themselves. However, the messages are being sent by a brace of rogue Read more…

Free 4000 Xbox Live Points survey scam spreads on Facebook

XBOX Live Points scam

The delegates of the Virus Bulletin conference in Vancouver may be having a restful weekend after the closing address on Friday afternoon, but that doesn't mean their cybercriminal counterparts have also been taking it easy. Take for example, this survey Read more…

Beware malicious LinkedIn invitation reminders

Beware malicious LinkedIn messages

In a world where cybercriminals frequently target users of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis, fans of business network LinkedIn don't get away scot free. Take, for example, this malicious attack that we have seen Read more…

Inside Facebook security, and how to better protect your account

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Facebook's Nick Bilogorskiy kicked off proceedings at the Virus Bulletin 2010 conference in Vancouver this morning, giving the social network's view on the scale of the cybercrime problem. Bilogorskiy, who heads up the anti-malware team at the social networking giant, Read more…

WTF? Twitter gets the goat as viral message spreads

Twitter gets the goat

Twitter has responded rapidly to shut down a new worm, which spread vulgar messages from many affected users' accounts saying they err.. were fond of goats. Some high profile Twitter users, including Robert Scoble, fell foul of the attack. Of Read more…

Personality test spreads across Twitter

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Has one of your Twitter friends invited you to take a personality test this weekend? A typical message might have read something like: Just took the personality test on Twitter <link> #personality test There certainly seem to have been plenty Read more…

The names and faces behind the 'onMouseOver' Twitter worm attack

The names and faces behind the 'onMouseOver' Twitter worm attack

It's been over 24 hours now since many Twitter users around the world found that their pages had become infested by messages spreading virally across the network. The victims High profile victims of the "onMouseOver" worm included ex-Prime Minister's wife Read more…

Twitter 'onMouseOver' security flaw widely exploited

Twitter 'onMouseOver' security flaw widely exploited

The Twitter website is being widely exploited by users who have stumbled across a flaw which allows messages to pop-up and third-party websites to open in your browser just by moving your mouse over a link. In a worrying development, Read more…

Criminals pose as Interpol boss on Facebook

Criminals pose as Interpol boss on Facebook

Ronald Noble, the Secretary General of Interpol, has described cybercrime as "one of the most dangerous criminal threats ever" in a speech he gave last week at a conference in Hong Kong. In the speech (which can be downloaded as Read more…

Revenge on an ex-girlfriend or a Facebook clickjacking attack?

Revenge on an ex-girlfriend or a Facebook clickjacking attack?

Another status update was spreading virally earlier today, exploiting a clickjacking attack that we have seen Facebook scammers use in the past. Messages were appearing on users' Facebook accounts saying: OMG This GUY Went a Little To Far WITH His Read more…

Identical twins meet on ChatRoulette? Another Facebook survey scam

Identical twins meet on ChatRoulette? Another Facebook survey scam

Have you seen messages on Facebook like the following? OMG! Look what happens when identical TWINS meet on Chat Roulette! <LINK> OMG LOL!! Twins meet for first time ever ON CHAT ROULETTE!! rofl --->> <LINK> or OMG! Look what happens Read more…

How to protect yourself from Facebook Places

How to protect yourself from Facebook Places

After earlier roll-outs in the USA and Japan, Facebook has now opened up its location-sharing service in the UK. In a breakfast briefing in London, Facebook explained that the new service would make it easier for users to share where Read more…

Free Facebook Credits? It's another scam spreading virally

Free Facebook Credits? It's another scam spreading virally

Scam messages appearing to offer free Facebook credits are being seen on Facebook. Here's an example: Want Free Facebook credits go to <link> Free Faceebook credits Want free facebook credits? (Note that they spell Facebook incorrectly in many of the Read more…

Facebook burglary gang suspects arrested by police

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Police in Nashua, New Hampshire, have arrested a group of men suspected of being part of a burglary ring that targeted Facebook users who had reported they were away from home. According to local news reports, between $100,000 to $200,000 Read more…

'Here you have' virus interest exploited by YouTube scammers

'Here you have' virus interest exploited by YouTube scammers

The big news on the security front at the end of the working week was the widely-reported "Here you have" virus which arrived in inboxes with a waft of nostalgia, in the style of old-school mass-mailing malware. What has brought Read more…

Cheerleaders Gone Wild clickjacking spreads virally across Facebook

Cheerleaders gone wild, spread virally on Facebook

We're seeing many messages right now being posted from the accounts of Facebook users saying: Cheerleaders gone wild - have to see this accompanied by the image of a midriff-baring cheerleader carrying two pom-poms. If that's enough to tempt you Read more…

Video fan or scammer? Survey spam on YouTube

Video fan or scammer? Survey spam on YouTube

One of the themes that has been coming through loud and clear in the security world for the last few months has been the use by scammers of revenue-generating surveys. I've reported about many of these on the Clu-blog, mostly Read more…

Survey stuff worm spreads across Facebook

Survey stuff worm spreads across Facebook

Have you seen messages like these being posted by your Facebook friends? I thought this survey stuff was GARBAGE but i just went on a shopping spree at walmart thanks to FB = <link> , this wont last long so Read more…

Kirstie Allsopp's Twitter account hacked by iPad spammers

Kirstie Allsopp's Twitter account hacked by iPad spammers

Plummy-voiced property crumpet Kirstie Allsopp has fallen foul of hackers on Twitter, who posted messages pointing to free iPad scams this weekend from her account. The British TV presenter, best known for her Channel 4 property programmes "Location, Location, Location" Read more…