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Mule Flood in Japan

Money mule recruitment emails are nothing new, for years these have been spammed out all over the globe. What is new though is the recent wave aimed at “English-speaking Japanese residents”. It started at the end of July and we… Read Full Article

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Securing Your Email Space

Yesterday, Lavabit – a secure e-mail provider – announced that it’s closing down their operations. The official text and the Website looks like this: Lavabit was one of the very few secure e-mail service providers bringing security for its paid customers… Read Full Article

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CeCOS VII

The Counter eCrime Operations Summit VII (CeCOS VII) engages questions of operational challenges and the development of common resources for the first responders and forensic professionals who protect consumers and enterprises from the electronic-crime threat every day. The annual event, organized by the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is this time held in Buenos Aires (Argentina). Read Full Article

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Two-pronged attack: Argentine site hit by malware and data leak

Lots of confidential information has been leaked in Argentina and we are talking about home addresses, telephone numbers, details of education centers attended, mobile phone numbers, email addresses, marital status, children and even personal references. This is very bad because the same information can easily be used for all kinds of fraudulent activities: on-line ID theft, targeted attacks and so on. Read Full Article

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The unstolen Matrix

After having handled thousands and thousands of phishing emails/webpages, they usually don’t actually reach me in any way or form. They are processed and added to our detection list in what is now a merely routine task. But recently I got a mail which was different because it appeared to be sent from my bank. Read Full Article