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India’s CLAT 2013 entrance exam for law universities leaked full email ids of all online applicants, which have since been using for phishing attacks.

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A new phishing attack has been discovered on Facebook that targets and tricks Facebook Page owners into entering their Facebook password and email address. This is perhaps one the trickiest phishing attack I’ve come across in the last few months.

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The typical phishing attack included creating a fake login page, storing them in a server and emailing the victim with the fake login page link. A new research paper from InfoSec student, Henning Klevjer shows how a hacker can create phishing attacks without the need for storing the fake login page.

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Not every Facebook user has fair knowledge about how they are being tricked into sharing their Facebook information with spammers. Some install rogue applications, while some click on spam links. Of late, users are being tricked by a fake email, which appears to be a “notification” from Facebook, but with a fake email id with an extra “o” in it.

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Twitter has been a target of lot of spam messages of late, but the most recent one’s are pretty dangerous phishing attacks and can allow a spammer access to your Twitter username and password. Most recently Twitter phishing attacks have spread through DM messages like “You Seen What This Person is Saying About You Terrible Things” and “Somebody is Saying Real Bad Rumors About You”.

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This case might create a new storyline in the world of phishing and let banks wash their hands off cases where they are actually guilty for lax security measures.

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Phishing is a popular method of social engineering employed by scammers. A scammer posing as someone else uses popular communication medium such as email or telephone to contact a victim and request confidential information. This information is used for purposes such as withdrawing money illegally from the victim’s account or even identity thefts.

Identifying a phishing email is easy if you keep in mind certain basic fine points.

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According to a report from the Kaspersky Lab, a new phishing attack on Facebook has been discovered that primarily attempts to steal account information of Facebook users and compromise the account. The attackers then attempt to gather the financial information including credit card data and other sensitive information from the victim.

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According to a recent report from Internet security company Kaspersky Labs, India has become the top source of spam emails for the third quarter of 2011.

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Top email providers including Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and AOL have partnered with Cisco spinoff Agari to identify and filter phishing campaigns.

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Although users are annoyed with the recent changes that Facebook has made, cyber criminals are taking advantage of it by creating pages like “Need Old Profile back”, which has already attracted over 59,000 people to “like” it. This is an attempt by cyber criminals to hack your Facebook account, so DO NOT “like” or share the page with your friends.

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Since the death of the most wanted criminal and the terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden, there have been several scams and phishing attacks spreading on Facebook and Twitter, which claimed to show a leaked “death video” of the terrorist.

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Facebook is not just prone to scam messages, but also to phishing and malware attacks as well. There have been an increasing number of phishing and malware attacks recently. The latest in the series is a phishing attack that sent users a security message from fake Facebook Security Network. The message states that the user had violated the Facebook Terms of Services and requires completing a verification process.

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A redditor hacked into a “PayPal account verification” phishing scheme, deleted all harvested authentication information, warned users, and reported the scam.

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A fake email from the White House is just what the hackers needed to fool an unknown number of U.S. Employees into giving up their sensitive secret documents.

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