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A massive Google Docs hack is spreading like wildfire - Recode - 0 views

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    "Gmail users are under attack in a gigantic phishing operation that's spreading like wildfire across the internet right now.

    People took to Twitter to report receiving an email that looks like an invitation to join a Google Doc from someone they know.

    But when you click on the link to open the file, you are directed to grant access to an app that looks like Google Docs but is actually a program that sends spam emails to everyone you've emailed, according to a detailed outline of the attack on Reddit. "
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Google Chrome: Phishing Scam 'Practically Impossible to Spot' | Fortune.com - 0 views

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    "Indeed, this scam is far subtler. It works like this: fraudsters are able to register domains with characters plucked from various alphabets other than the default Latin script. When displayed, it's all but impossible to tell apart a Greek "O" from a Cyrillic "O" from a Latin "O," for instance."
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'Dyre' malware re-surfaces as 'TrickBot', targets Australian banks * The Register - 0 views

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    "Fidelis malware mangler Jason Reaves says the TrickBot malware has strong code similarities to the Dyre trojan, a menace that ripped through Western banks and businesses in the US, the UK, and Australia, inflicting tens of millions of dollars in damages through dozens of separate spam and phishing campaigns since June 2014.

    Dyre stole some US$5.5 million from budget carrier Ryanair and fleeced individual businesses of up to $1.5 million each in substantial wire transfers using stolen online banking credentials."
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Phishing email that knows your address - BBC News - 0 views

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    ""The email has good spelling and grammar and my exact home address...when I say exact I mean, not the way my address is written by those autofill sections on web pages, but the way I write my address.

    "My tummy did a bit of a somersault when I read that, because I wondered who on earth I could owe £800 to and what was about to land on my doormat."

    She quickly realised it was a scam and did not click on the link."
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Wall Street phishers show how dangerous good syntax and a good pitch can be - Boing Boing - 0 views

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    "Major Wall Street institutions were cracked wide open by a phishing scam from FIN4, a hacker group that, unlike its competition, can write convincingly and employs some basic smarts about why people open attachments."
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Heartbleed - What Can You Do To Stay Safe? - 0 views

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    "Naturally, you should do this - but be aware that this situation presents an ideal opportunity to phishers to start sending fake emails, complete with embedded links to the "change password" page - in reality, a website designed to harvest your details."
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Beware of This Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam - 0 views

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    ""The fake page is actually hosted on Google's servers and is served over SSL, making the page even more convincing," Symantec security expert Nick Johnston explained in a blog post. "The scammers have simply created a folder inside a Google Drive account, marked it as public, uploaded a file there, and then used Google Drive's preview feature to get a publicly accessible URL to include in their messages.""
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