Phishing is a technique used to gain personal information for purposes of identity theft, using fraudulent e-mail messages that appear to come from legitimate businesses. These authentic-looking messages are designed to fool recipients into divulging personal data such as account numbers and passwords, credit card numbers and Social Security numbers. […]
A posting from Naked Security on LinkedIn authentication: Happy anniversary of getting the bejeezus hacked out of you, LinkedIn! Maybe the timing is just a coincidence, but the career-toned social networking site got savagely hacked […]
An interesting article in Naked Security on Phishers try flattery with Facebook Page owners: Beware, fanboys and fangirls: phishers are targeting Facebook Page owners with a bogus message supposedly sent from Facebook Security. According to Hoax-Slayer, the scam claims that Facebook […]
A posting from Naked Security on Why Twitter’s two-factor authentication isn’t going to stop media organisations from being hacked: Twitter has announced the availability of two factor authentication (2FA) for its service, meaning that users can opt-in […]
An article on phishing in google doc’s from Naked security: Earlier this week it was being widely reported that Oxford University had taken the drastic step of completely blocking Google Docs, after it had seen […]
In United States, phishing is becoming one of the fastest evolving classes of identity theft scams on the Internet, causing both short-term losses and long-term economic damage. In a phishing scam, the identity thief poses as a legitimate person from a reputable company to try to entice people to visit bogus Web sites, where they are asked to reveal important personal information, such as credit card data. Although most phishing attacks target the financial industry, a growing number of phishing incidents target other sectors, such as retailers, online game operators and Internet Service Providers.