Browsing articles from "July, 2015"
What you can do to help make your and everyone else’s email more secure. The big companies that offer consumer email accounts (Yahoo Email, Google Gmail, and Outlook) provide easy ways for you to report bad email behavior like spamming, phishing, and spreading hoax emails.
Yahoo Email makes it easy
Alert.. ! Over 500,000 Android users targeted by phishing apps harvesting their Facebook credentials. Cowboy Adventure was a relatively popular game on the Google Play store. That popularity in itself is unremarkable: however, the developers of the app also used it as a tool to harvest Facebook credentials, and that did raise a few eyebrows. It was one of two games that contained this malicious functionality, the other one being Jump Chess.
These spam emails appear to have randomly-generated text, which would account for the strange language.. and they come with a malicious attachment.
The Email comes with different Subject Line:
Subject: Excelent job ! , Good achievement !
Congratulations ! You will obtain a 25%
Airports, hotels… On vacation we also spend the whole day connected to the Internet. WhatsApp has in many countries become an essential tool for personal communication. We all want to be able to check Facebook, post photos on Instagram, tweet something we’ve seen, and answer work emails from wherever we are… and it’s possible. We mostly do all these things from a smartphone, or perhaps from tablets or (increasingly less) from laptops.
This fake financial spam comes with a malicious payload. It appears to be randomly generated in part, the actual emails says..
Subject: Unauthorised bank account activity
Kindly be informed that bank had noticed suspicious attempt of money withdrawal regarding Your Mastercard account.
A phishing campaign targeting Android developers who are publishing their creations in Google Play, Android’s official app store. The from field in the email comes from “Play Developer Support”, with the subject “Update your Account Informations”, as you can see in the following screenshot: