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  • Apple Watch scams target Twitter and Facebook users

    11.03.2015

    It didn't take long for spammers to jump on the Apple Watch bandwagon - they set up a Twitter account named "Apple Giveaways", and began spamming out messages to random users, telling them they have been "chosen" and urging them to visit the site linked in the message.

  • Fake face aging app steals Facebook login credentials

    24.02.2015

    Offers for an app that can purportedly show you how you will look in 20 years have been recently popping up in Facebook users' newsfeed and on their walls, occasionally even as an ad, luring them to a phishing page set up to harvest their Facebook login credentials.

  • Beware of fake Facebook "Copyright Violations" warnings

    18.02.2015

    The latest Facebook-themed phishing messages doing rounds are trying to trick users into believing they are "making copyright violations" on their Facebook page.

  • Facebook unveils platform for exchanging security threat information

    12.02.2015

    Facebook and sever other big Internet and tech companies have banded together to create ThreatExchange, a platform for exchanging security threat information.

  • Fake Facebook Account Suspended emails lead to Trojans, ransomware

    03.02.2015

    Fake Facebook account suspension emails are doing rounds of inboxes around the world, trying to convince the recipients that their account has been temporarily disabled due to the social network's "Terms and Policies renewal": Seemingly coming from a Facebook email address and signed with "The Facebook Team," the email is likely to trick some of the recipients into following the offered link to the TermsPolicies.pdf.exe file hosted on what seems to be a compromised third party site (assetdigitalmarketing [dot] com).




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