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finding-ebay-phishers-through-reverse-social

Here's one of those "of course, now that I see it, it makes perfect sense" ideas: Finding Ebay fraudsters through social networks. Track who has given positive feedback to scammers. Whoever else they have given positive feedback is probably a scammer too.

estonian-phisher-nabbed

"Pau said the suspect stole the money by infecting thousands of computers with a clever - and for a long time undetectable - trojan that transmitted their personal information, including internet banking account numbers and passwords, to him."

gonzo-bankers-predict-the-end-of-online-banking

First, what a great site. Clearly, these guys agree with my philosphy that if you're not having fun, the money probably isn't worth it:


  • We are not the folks who borrow your watch to tell you what time it is - instead, we simply peer over at your wrist when you're not looking.
  • We never use silly words like "paradigm" and "mission statement" - we prefer more pragmatic terms like "revolutionary mental model" and "envisioned future state."
  • anatomy-of-a-phishing-attack-response

    There is a great article with superb detail over on the Gonzo Banker site about how a bank responded to a phishing attack:

    eat-the-rich

    I found this interesting from a risk-management perspective for financial service firms: Atlanta-based WiFi security provider AirDefense says they are seeing "Evil Twin" attacks in locations that cater to high-networth individuals, such as: "first class lounge of an international airport, and in garages that specialize in expensive cars that offered Wi-Fi while you wait. Train station lounges had also been targeted."

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