Scammers use data on social networks to launch targeted attacks

New tools capable of quickly finding, gathering and correlating information about individuals from social networking sites and other public sources are giving online scammers a powerful new weapon, say security researchers. The tools

Published on: December 2nd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Foxy ‘Bahama botnet’ causes surge in click fraud

A new botnet has caused a sharp spike in click fraud because it is skirting the most sophisticated filters of search engines, Web publishers and ad networks, according to Click Forensics. The company,

Published on: September 21st, 2009 Juan Carloz Perez and Joaquim P. Menezes

Hacking pros offer free phishing kits to wannabe scammers

In a twist, security researchers have discovered a group of hackers who are exploiting a new category of victims -- aspiring Internet scammers.A Moroccan group called "Mr. Brain" is offering free phishing kits

Published on: January 24th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk