BEWARE: More Facebook Phishing Emails Circulate

BEWARE: More Facebook Phishing Emails Circulate Posted by Nickolay Lamm on January 10th, 2012 2:05 PM Does Mark Zuckerberg have a special place in your heart? Do you like Apple? Scammers are using the popularity of the Facebook chief executive officer and Apple in yet another phishing scheme via email claiming you are the lucky [...]

Newberg Woman Falls Victim to Facebook Scam Crying Child Cancer

Newberg Woman Falls Victim to Facebook Scam Crying Child Cancer Reported by: Jenny Hansson NEWBERG, Ore. -- Jennifer Rodriguez spent weeks praying for little Bianca Keena, a little girl dying from cancer. In fact, Rodriguez of Newberg even sent the girl's aunt pieces for a quilt, and she later saw a picture of those quilt [...]

How to Avoid Scams and Protect Privacy on Facebook(R): Tips

Press release Jan. 4, 2012, 4:12 p.m. EST How to Avoid Scams and Protect Privacy on Facebook(R): Tips REDWOOD CITY, CA, Jan 04, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- With 800 million active users, there is no better place on the web other than Facebook for scammers, phishers, clickjackers, and all other species of Internet villains, [...]

Smartphone Hacking will rise in 2012, Experts Warn

Smartphone Hacking will rise in 2012, Experts Warn By Herb Wesibaum Posted: January, 2012 Security experts predict 2012 will be a breakthrough year for cyber-attacks on smartphones. There are now enough of these mobile computers in use to make them an inviting target.  “Shopping and mobile banking are things that are going to leave a [...]

Hey Big Spenders: Federal Infosec Market Poised for a Growth Spurt

Hey Big Spenders: Federal Infosec Market Poised for a Growth Spurt By John K. Higgins 01/03/12 5:00 AM PT Cyber security is such a pressing issue that the U.S. government will be dedicating a good chunk of its annual information technology budget to protecting data systems from breaches, hackers and other threats. The number of [...]

Free Starbucks Coffee $40 Gift Card Facebook Scam Haunts the Timeline

Free Starbucks coffee $40 gift card Facebook scam haunts the timeline Cheryl Phillips, Social Media Examiner January 1, 2012 Another free Starbucks gift card scam is circulating on Facebook on January 1, 2012. If you are sharing a link about a Starbucks 40th anniversary gift card freebie on your Facebook timeline, you are contributing to [...]

Majority of Facebook Attacks Feed Fraudulent Affiliate Marketing Sites, Says Commtouch Year-End Trend Report

Majority of Facebook Attacks Feed Fraudulent Affiliate Marketing Sites, Says Commtouch Year-End Trend Report Published: Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 - 5:10 am SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 28, 2011 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Commtouch® (Nasdaq: CTCH) today published an in-depth analysis of 2011 Facebook attacks within its Internet Threats Trend Report, a year-end synopsis of Internet threats. The [...]

Kim Jong Il Online Scams Sure to Spread After Dictator’s Death

Kim Jong Il Online Scams Sure to Spread After Dictator's Death Dec 19, 2011 | 1:12 PM ET | By Paul Wagenseil, SecurityNewsDaily Managing Editor North Korean leader Kim Jong Il meeting Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in August 2011. Credit: Creative Commons/Russian Presidential Executive Office What happens when a famously evil man dies? Lesser evil [...]

Scammers Target the Elderly during Holiday Season

Scammers target the elderly during holiday season By Janice Lloyd, USA TODAY This is the season for giving. Unfortunately scammers know it and are getting smarter about ways to cash in. Con-artist Grinches have an array of updated tricks this year, including copycat charity websites that look legit and ticket agencies, experts say. Scammers also [...]