Social Network Emails – Your account may have been compromised – What to do.

Users are still concerned after receiving emails saying that their accounts might have been compromised or the one entitled –  Important information regarding your security and privacy from social networking sites –  Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest. The problem arose when Zendesk  who store and organise emails for customer support and help desks for these social networks had their systems hacked. Zendesk believe that during the security breach personal information such as email addresses linked to these platforms may have been downloaded by the hacker. Quote from the zendesk blog  We believe that the hacker downloaded email addresses of users who contacted those three customers for […]

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Yahoo Email Phishing Scam – Account Exceeded Limit.

Account Exceeded Limit A Yahoo email phishing scam is being sent to our in-boxes again.  The email looks like it comes from Yahoo admin and informs you that you need to upgrade your account as you have exceeded your limit of 30GB or you will not be able to send or receive email. This is a phishing scam.   What is a phishing email We have seen many of these on social networks lately – there have been phishing scams on Twitter, Hotmail, Facebook, and many more, and the object of the hackers game is to fool you into giving them your […]

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Blackberry services still down worldwide

  Blackberry smartphones in Europe, the Middle East and Africa – EMEA  cannot connect to the internet, send instant messages (BBM) and emails due to a server crash or (serious fault) at RIM who make the Blackberry. It was suggested this was worldwide earlier but now it seems to be just EMEA –  the first problems were reported at 11am today almost 6 hours ago now, and users on twitter are getting very frustrated. Four hours ago there was an announcement from T-Mobile on their website which states There is currently an issue with sending and receiving via the BlackBerry […]

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Clever Facebook 7th Birthday Scam

Facebook users are  being lead to believe that they can get a free pair of shoes as a special gift from Facebook as a birthday celebration. To redeem your gift all you have to do is verify your Facebook account by logging into Facebook mobile. There is even a video showing you how to do this to make it seem even more realistic and because it is quite tricky to find your facebook mobile email.  You then have to complete a survey (which is how they earn their money)  This should always be an alarm for users, surveys on Facebook are usually […]

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Malware Email spreading fast!

Hitting with force in your inbox at the moment is an email regarding a speeding ticket – Traffic Ticket – that you haven’t paid.   This email contains a Trojan horse, which is basically malware disguising itself as a safe program or application. A Trojan horse…  …may allow a hacker remote access to a target computer system. Once a Trojan has been installed, the hacker may have access to the computer remotely and perform various operations, limited by user privileges on the target computer system and the design of the Trojan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_horse_(computing) Many people are reporting being caught by or receiving  this […]

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