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phishers-targeting-commercial-accounts

Today I receieved a phish that is targeting commercial accounts of BB&T. It's interesting because it will be much harder to do transaction analysis fraud prevention on commercial accounts (same for brokerage accounts) and the email used a pending 'security device' roll-out as the premise for needing the information.

redhat-and-fedora-hacked

As posted on been hacked.

same-old-song-and-dance

Here's the summary:

sec-creates-extortion-scheme-opportunity

Following up on my recent post about the bizarre action of the SEC of punishing companies that are victims of pump-and-dump spam. Paul Moriarty, director of product development for Internet Content Security at Trend Micro has pointed out that suspending the stocks created a denial of service/extortion opportunity:

"Pretty soon, you'll start seeing extortion schemes. The spammers will simply call up a company and demand money on the threat of a pump-and-dump spam run. Think about it, a spammer now has the power to control which stocks are suspended by the SEC," Moriarty warned.
Of course, one hopes, that if the company can show it is been extorted, the SEC will realize the errors of its ways.

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