419 (Advance Fee Fraud) scams aren’t amusing to the victim, but the chutzpah of a dictator’s wife claiming her $700m Swiss bankroll back is worth a chortle.
Does the expression 'In the Wild' still mean anything today? Well yes, in the sense of something that is 'out there' threatening real-world systems. But things move a lot faster these days than they did in the 90s and later, fastburning mass-mailers notwithstanding. Just a few days ago (on the 30th of November, to be
New variations on the ‘pay us to fix your non-existent viruses’ scam: Windows Indexing, the Frost Virus, and scam globalization.
Disasters, new hardware, new software: to the phish scammer, it’s all potential bait for reeling in victims.
A shortened and updated version of the advice that David Harley and Andrew Lee gave to potential phish victims in an earlier paper. Part 3 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.
Phishing scams and online shopping. Part 2 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.
Mass murder by pacemaker hacking isn’t the likeliest scenario, but clinical tools and SCADA devices still deserve serious security scrutiny.
FTC action isn’t diminishing the volume of reported support scam calls and losses: what’s driving the people behind the scam, and what does the future hold?
Another year, another fine Virus Bulletin conference come and gone. And some of us even got long-service badges. (My first VB was in 1996, and my first VB presentation in 1997, but there are people like our own Righard Zwienenberg whose attendance record goes back way further.) (Yes, it did rain the last day or