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Over 700 Million Compromised Email and Password Combinations Used to Send Spam

Lists of email addresses with password and other information used to send phishing emails and spam were hosted on an open server and available to copy or download.  More than one-fourth of the email and password combinations were identified from previous data breaches and this collection of 711 million email address account credentials shows the scale of data breaches

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Mobile Malware Targets Android

Cybercriminals target the vulnerable and popular Android mobile platform through banking Trojans. 98% of mobile malware batters Android users. As of January 2014, Internet security firm Kaspersky reported a total of 10 million malicious Android installations packages detected in 2012-2013. The primary focus of the malware is banking Trojans while packages may focus on obtaining

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Over Half of Malware Analysts Have Investigated Enterprise Data Breaches That Were Not Disclosed

According to a survey conducted by ThreatTrack Security, there may be considerably more data breaches occurring than the public hears about, especially at the enterprise level. A recent survey found that 57 percent of enterprise malware analysts have investigated or addressed a data breach that was never disclosed. Read More

 
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95 Percent of Americans Received Email with Malware and 9 Percent Opened the Attachment

According to a recent report from Halon, an email security provider, 94.7 percent of Americans received one or more emails that contained a virus, spyware or malware while nearly 9 percent opened an attachment infecting their computer or device. Read More

 
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SMiShing Scams Target U.S. Area Codes Utilizing Location-Specific Information

Phishing scams carried out via SMS text messages, known as SMiShing, continue to grow and target mobile users in the United States. Cloudmark, a messaging security software provider, recently cataloged the top 25 U.S. area codes that receive the most SMS spam and detailed various SMiShing scams targeting different regions. Read More

 
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Fraudsters Used Spear Phishing Tactics to Initiate Attacks Against New York Times and Other Websites

In a high profile attack led by the Syrian Electronic Army against the New York Times and other websites, users accessing the affected sites were redirected to servers under the attackers’ control. Users were redirected to pages hosting malicious content, and this was all made possible following spear phishing attacks against an Australian web domain

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More Brands Targeted with Phishing Attacks so far in 2013

During the first six months of 2013 720 different brands were targeted by phishing attacks, an increase of 18 percent from the last six months of 2012, according the latest report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG). The two most targeted brands during the first half of 2013 were PayPal and Taobao.com. Read More

 
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