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A large number of scam emails disguised as newsletters sent by the CNN television channel have been detected again. Sensational headlines are used in the messages to grab the attention of recipients (e.g., falling stock indexes, the election of a new Pope etc.). Users are asked to click on the links provided in the messages […]

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An interesting twist on malware spam: Date:      Tue, 6 Dec 2011 10:19:25 +0530 From:      “MARIE Grover” [[email protected]] Subject:      Re: Epidemic in Guinea The government is hiding this fact, but there is a new epidemic in Guinea I got to know it from friends of mine, they are there right now. Here you […]

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The emergence of the fake anti-virus best known as MacDefender may be considered the most important cyber-threat event in May. While fake anti-viruses for Windows have become commonplace, counterfeit anti-malware for Mac OS X is still a novelty, especially when on the scale of an epidemic. Yet the discovery of rootkits targeting 64-bit Windows systems […]

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