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Twitter to run all links through anti-phishing filter

Twitter to run all links through anti-phishing filter

By 10 March 2010

Twitter, hurt by a recent spate of phishing attacks, has revealed plans to run all links through a filter to make sure that they don't contain anything nasty. The service scans any link posted, and if it's iffy then it'll be rejected. It also means that... >>

Phishing attack continues to plague Twitter

Phishing attack continues to plague Twitter

By 25 February 2010

Intel UK has had its Twitter profile hacked by the "This You????" phishing scheme, with tweets supposedly coming in from the company, complete with logo,  and a link to a fake login page. The company tweeted an apology saying: "Our Twitter profile was... >>

The A to Z of cyber crime

The A to Z of cyber crime

By 26 October 2009

The profile of the hacker has changed dramatically since their first appearance on the consumer internet radar 20 or so years ago and, with it, so has the nature of their crime. Whereas online attacks were anarchic attempts to undermine the system, what... >>

Tucows joins Global Fraud Fighting Community

Tucows joins Global Fraud Fighting Community

By 2 December 2008

Ethoca - an organisation set up to make eCommerce safer for companies and web surfers alike - has signed up the world's third largest domain name and email provider. Tucows has joined Ethoca's Global Fraud Fighting Community. Explains Ethoca: "The biggest... >>

Malware writers take advantage of financial fears

Malware writers take advantage of financial fears

By 24 October 2008

Companies going through consolidation and mergers in these tough times are being targeted by online scams. Malware developers have picked up on the fact that IT departments, like all departments, are facing cut backs at the moment, as well as mergers... >>

Fraudsters go phishing as financial crisis hits

Fraudsters go phishing as financial crisis hits

By 10 October 2008

With daily news of yet another bank in trouble, customers are understandably worried about their investments at the moment. And online fraudsters are taking advantage of this. In fact, things have got so bad that the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC)... >>


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