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Security and risk online: This fake security email tries to make your PC part of a botnet

A new email scam campaign by cybercriminals purporting to be from 'Microsoft Security Office' is infecting its victims with Neutrino exploit kit malware. The email warns the recipients that their bank accounts are being used for suspicious activity as a result of a virus. Neutrino bot malware can be used for various nefarious criminal means, including data theft via capturing keystrokes, form grabbing and taking screenshots, performing DDoS attacks, making spoof DNS requests, and downloading additional malware onto the infected machine. The latest Neutrino campaign has been spotted by cybersecurity researchers at Malwarebytes.

 

 

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Tyre&Auto Southbourne Group Review: The advantages of hiring a good car service provider

Getting the services of a good car service provider certainly brings a lot of advantages to a car owner and some of which were enumerated in the following paragraphs. Aside from the quality car maintenance and repair, there's more to hiring a trustworthy car servicing company.

 

 

 

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Security and risk online: Russian Hackers Stole Millions From Video Advertisers

An ad-fraud-detection firm claims that a Russian hacking operation has been defrauding online advertisers in the U.S. of more than $3 million a day.

In a research report published Tuesday, White Ops said it had discovered a sophisticated online ad-fraud operation it calls “Methbot.”

 “We’ve never seen anything like this. Methbot elevates ad fraud to a whole new level of sophistication and scale,” said Michael Tiffany, co-founder and CEO of White Ops. 

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Security and risk online: Almost a third of online shoppers may risk fraud for Christmas bargain

Nearly a third of online shoppers may be tempted to put themselves at risk of fraud during the frenzy to grab a Christmas bargain, research has found. Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) is urging consumers to be vigilant against fraudsters’ tactics and pause before clicking the “buy” button, ahead of shopping bonanzas Black Friday and Cyber Monday when retailers offer an array of limited time offers and discounts.

It found 31% of people who buy goods on the internet are more likely to take a financial risk, such as shopping on an unfamiliar or unsecure website, if they see an offer which appears to be a bargain.

FFA UK said this means 15 million online shoppers could be putting themselves at risk of financial fraud, if the findings were projected across the UK.

People aged between 16 and 34 are most at risk, the research suggests, with almost half (46%) saying they are more likely to take a chance, compared with just 18% of people aged 55 or over.

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