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IRS Issues Alert for Tax Phishing Scheme

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IRS Issues Alert for Tax Phishing Scheme

Costco Phishing Scam

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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.

Google adds (some) malware and phishing info to Transparency Report

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Google adds (some) malware and phishing info to Transparency Report

LinkedIn flips the two-factor authentication switch

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A posting from Naked Security on LinkedIn authentication:  Happy…

Phishers try flattery with Facebook Page owners

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An interesting article in Naked Security on Phishers try…

NYPD detective charged with hiring email hackers to break into colleagues’ personal accounts

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New York City police have arrested a NYPD detective for hiring…

Why Twitter’s two-factor authentication isn’t going to stop media organisations from being hacked

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A posting from Naked Security on Why Twitter's two-factor authentication…

Phishing Overview in the United States

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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.