Tag Archives: Phishing

Fake “Tax Refund” emails targeting UK citizens

Source: Help Net Security In this article “The UK tax season came to an end in April, and notifications about tax returns have begun slowly trickling down to the country’s citizens. But unfortunately among those legitimate messages there are also ones that mean them harm. The contents of the emails are different, but they all seem to be… Read More »

Fake Red Cross emails link to private PayPal account

Source: Help Net Security In this article “A rather generic but well-crafted fake American Red Cross email has recently been hitting inboxes around the world and asking recipients for donations.As the offered link can be seen leading to a legitimate PayPal account, users might feel safe following it. Still, the account in question seemingly does not belong to… Read More »

“Wire transfer confirmation” emails deliver malware

Source: Help Net Security by Zeljka Zorz In this article “”Wire transfer confirmation” spam emails are nothing new – they’ve been regularly turning up in users’ inboxes throughout the years. But, as much as people working in the security industry would like to believe that users have learned to avoid this and other often-used tactics, the fact that… Read More »

Beware of the “Good Samaritan” advance fee scam

Source: Help Net Security by Zeljka Zorz In this article “419 scams have at one time been so prevalent, that the majority of Internet users were faced with at least one per week. We thought we have seen it all: inheritances from African princes, lotteries, or random strokes of luck. The onslaught of these fraudulent mails has somewhat… Read More »

Phishing impersonating email service providers spikes

Source: Help Net Security In this article “Phishing attacks impersonating email service providers increased 333 percent from Q4 2011 to Q1 2012. IID attributes this spike to spammers needing unsullied email addresses since many major spamming botnets have been shut down, and Internet service providers have become more successful at identifying and blocking email from botnets and other… Read More »