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In a new attack, some websites have been set up to show visitors a slash page that says the vicim’s computer has been blocked because is has been used to access illegal pornographic content. The user is then presented a link to pay an instant “fine” of $300 to the scammers. This is a new […]

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Welcome to The Privacy Blog Podcast for May 2013. In this month’s episode, I’ll discuss how shared hosting is increasingly becoming a target and platform for mass phishing attacks. Also, I’ll speak about the growing threat of Chinese hackers and some of the reasons behind the increase in online criminal activity. Towards the end of […]

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The BBC has an article that powerfully reinforces what I have been saying for years about spear phishing. It is worth a read if just for the specific examples. The short version is, if an attacker is going for you specifically, they can do enough research to craft an email and attachment that you are […]

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