Text messages and the Bitcoin Code: follow the money trail

Text messages are being sent around claiming recipients are in possession of a Bitcoin. That would be quite a lot of free money…if it were true. Instead you get the Bitcoin Code, a dodgy trading site we recommend staying far away from.

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A week in security (September 4 – September 10)

A compilation of security news and blog posts from the 4th – 10th September. We touched on threat surveys, Android patching, the Equifax breach and more!

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Nigerian scams without the Nigerians

Many in the United States are familiar with Nigerian scams, but what kind of scams are going on in non-English countries? Take a look at the Chinese version – the seminar scam.

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419 spam: 10 million US dollars, courtesy of “Rev. Goodluck Ebola”

A 419 email is currently doing the rounds with promises of $10.5m USD waiting to be sent your way. This is most definitely something you don’t want to get tangled up in.

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Terror EK actor experiments with URL shortener fraud

We catch up with a small player in the exploit kit scene.

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