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Microsoft Windows Update phishing alert

09/26/2012, For those of you who eat, live and breathe the Internet, do be aware that the next time your email inbox receives an email from privacy@microsoft.com, do not pass go, do not collect $200, do nothing other than delete that email. Chances are very high you...

New phishing scam targets Apple users

12/27/2011, If you own an AppleID account, be sure to look out for a well-crafted phishing scam that’s been going over the past week. The phishing emails were reported to have been sent out on or around Christmas day, and attempts to fool people into giving...

Lady Gaga Facebook and Twitter accounts hacked, fans phished

12/20/2011, It has been reported that Lady Gaga, one of the most popular pop stars of this generation, had her Facebook and Twitter account hacked. The hackers then used her account to send messages to all her fans – inviting them to submit their details to win...

Xbox Live users target of phishing scam

11/22/2011, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” I guess plenty of people fall under the first category each and every single minute with the number of phishing scams and e-mails that are sent to inboxes worldwide, and if you are an...

Twitter phishing scam pretends to be concerned about you

10/11/2011, A new Twitter phishing scam has been on the rise recently, and this time it takes the form of a direct message from hijacked accounts sending out concerned messages to its followers. The messages are something along the lines of: “I saw a real bad...

Diablo 3 beta invitation email phishing scam

09/23/2011, Yes, the closed beta for Diablo 3 has started, and it’s no secret that everybody is interested in getting an invite. Well, some scammers have decided to use the Diablo 3 hype as an opportunity to phish for some account details of Battle.net users....

MobileMe/iCloud phishing scam on the rise again

08/26/2011, Apple announced its intentions to replace MobileMe with iCloud earlier this year at the WWDC 2011, and not long after that, phishing scams taking advantage of this update started to rise. While it wasn’t so huge back then, it looks like those...

Hotmail to roll out new features to combat spam and account hacking

07/18/2011, You have probably received weird sounding emails from your friends before, and for those who us who are more suspicious in nature, we think “spam” and don’t bother opening it. Spam and account hacking is not new when it comes to public hosted emails...

Pharmacy Spam Disguised As Google+ Invite

07/04/2011, Are you looking to get into Google+? If you are, you’re not alone as Google’s new social networking site has been quite the hot topic the past couple of days. Invites are hard to come by and you would need to know someone with an invite before...

Skype Vishing: a new form of phishing on the rise

07/01/2011, AVG has just issued new warning to all Skype users, informing them about the recent rise in Vishing attacks. In case you were wondering what “Vishing” was (don’t worry, I was too before I read the warning), it is a new form of attack that’s been...

Xbox Live phishing scammers all over Modern Warfare 2

04/27/2011, Microsoft can’t seem to leave Sony alone, can they? The competitive streak between both companies is extremely strong to say the least, as Sony continues to grapple with the issue of their PlayStation Network being down and having its credit card...

Adobe Acrobat phishing scam surfaces again

03/31/2011, Cloudmark, a security provider has just posted about a new phishing scam trying to pass off as an Adobe Acrobat website. It arrives in the form of an email telling users to upgrade their version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to the full version of Adobe...

PayPal hit by phishing attack

03/21/2011, PayPal has just been hit by a sophisticated phishing attack, according to the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT). In case you didn’t know what phishing is, it is the act of duping people into giving out private information like...