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  • Facebook scammers impersonate missing persons org to harvest "likes"

    18.11.2013

    Creating a Facebook page, making it popular and followed by many by using a number of approaches, then finally selling it to the highest bidder that’s interested in spamming the willing followers is the usual operating mode and the final goal of Facebook scammers.

  • US agency employees let invented woman expert into the network

    04.11.2013

    Once again, and more spectacularly, security researchers have proved that attackers wielding a fake LinkedIn account sporting the image of an attractive woman claiming to be an expert in the cyber security business can trick even security-aware IT employees into letting their guard down.

  • Fake LinkedIn profile gathering info for targeted attacks

    04.11.2013

    Social networks are great sources of information for cyber criminals and a great way to enter the potential victims’ circle of trust.

  • Twitter abuse trends and stats

    04.11.2013

    When it comes to Twitter, people still have a large appetite for having a large number of fake followers in order to seem more popular.

  • Buffer hacked, customer accounts misused to send out spam

    28.10.2013

    Buffer, the popular online service for managing one's social media presence by scheduling posts on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, has announced on Saturday that they have been hacked, which resulted in a barrage of spam posts being sent out on behalf of some users.




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Operation Pawn Storm: Varied targets and attack vectors, next-level spear-phishing tactics

Posted on 23 October 2014.  |  Targets of the spear phishing emails included staff at the Ministry of Defense in France, in the Vatican Embassy in Iraq, military officials from a number of countries, and more.


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