The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released the 2012 Internet Crime Report - a summary of reported fraudulent activity in the past year.
Scammers have found a new way of relieving unsuspecting victims of their hard earned cash: they have begun combining fake AV with fake support calls.
A four-count federal indictment was unsealed in Brooklyn charging eight defendants with participating in two worldwide cyberattacks that inflicted $45 million in losses on the global financial system in a matter of hours.
Three researchers from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, have discovered a simple way to hijack Facebook accounts by just by misusing existing features and responses of Facebook, Microsoft's Hotmail web-based email service and its Windows Live Messenger.
The German Anti-Botnet Advisory Centre is warning (in German) users about a new ransomware / BKA Trojan variant that accuses users of being involved in the reproduction of pornographic material involving minors (click on the screenshot to enlarge it): The message, purportedly coming from the Federal Criminal Police, includes for photos of children along with their name, date of birth and nationality, and claims that these photos have been found on the victims' computer, then asks them to pay a fine to make the charges go away and to unblock the machine.
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