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  • Mexican Twitter-Controlled Botnet Detected - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Mexican Twitter-Controlled Botnet Detected

    Security researchers have discovered another botnet that uses Twitter as a command and control channel, The Register reports. Malware-infected drones in the Mehika Twitter botnet take instructions from a Twitter account maintained by hackers instead of conventional command and control servers. The use of Twitter as a botnet command channel was first discovered in August […] More

  • Facebook Users Post Whereabouts, Get Burglarized - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Facebook Users Post Whereabouts, Get Burglarized

    Police in Nashua, N.H, have nabbed a trio of men suspected of burglarizing the homes of Facebook users who had posted updates on their pages about being away from home. According to local news reports, between $100,000 to $200,000 of stolen property has been recovered so far after 50 homes in the city were broken […] More

  • 'I Don't Care' Button Clickjacking Scam Spreading on Facebook - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    'I Don't Care' Button Clickjacking Scam Spreading on Facebook

    First came the bogus “Dislike” button, a clickjacking scam that spread virally on Facebook. Now, there is another ruse to attract the attention of click-happy Facebook users: the “I Don’t Care” button. For some Facebook users, it may be a dream come true to express what they really think of others’ not-so-exciting posts. However, Sophos […] More

  • 'Cyber Slacking' Costs Employers a Pretty Penny, Says New Study - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    ‘Cyber Slacking’ Costs Employers a Pretty Penny, Says New Study

    It is definitely something neither employers nor employees want to hear: A new study reveals that web surfing does not only sap productivity at work, but it can also leave businesses vulnerable to lawsuits. “Web surfing on company time robs the employer of paid work, and it exposes companies to legal liabilities associated with inappropriate […] More

  • Google Exec Foresees Future of Online Presence, Privacy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Google Exec Foresees Future of Online Presence, Privacy

    Privacy advocates have long warned about the ramifications of revealing TMI on social-networking sites, a sentiment echoed by a Google executive. In an article in Wall Street Journal, Google CEO Eric Schmidt predicted how young people one day may have to change their names to escape their cyber past, which is now recorded in detail […] More

  • Clickjacking Scam Hits Facebook - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Clickjacking Scam Hits Facebook

    Cyber scammers have launched a new clickjacking worm on the social networking site Facebook. The attack attempts to trick users into using the Facebook “Share” feature without telling the user the information will be shared. Users are offered the opportunity to see a page containing “Top 10 Funny T-Shirt Fails ROFL,” according to Sophos researchers. […] More

  • Facebook Recommends Spam Profiles to Users - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Facebook Recommends Spam Profiles to Users

    A feature on Facebook designed to suggest new friends to users is also pushing spam profiles, according to security researchers. Researchers with F-Secure say the “People You May Know” section of Facebook appears to utilize search history in providing options for possible new connections. “I frequently search for spam related keywords, and today, two spam […] More

  • Data of 100 Million Facebook Accounts on BitTorrent - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Data of 100 Million Facebook Accounts on BitTorrent

    A security researcher has compiled the names and URLs of more than 100 million Facebook accounts and made the data available on BitTorrent. Ron Bowles, a self-described certified penetration tester, claims to have used some code he wrote quickly to harvest the information from individuals who set their privacy settings to be accessible by search […] More

  • Turks Fake Out Facebook Translation - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Turks Fake Out Facebook Translation

    A group of Turkish miscreants have submitted fake translations to Facebook so that an error message would appear reading “Your message could not be sent because of your tiny penis” in Turkish. The intended message should actually read “the message could not be delivered because the intended recipient was offline.” The Turkish users were able […] More

  • Facebook Message Saying Robbed and Stranded? Don't Fall For It, Says FBI - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Facebook Message Saying Robbed and Stranded? Don't Fall For It, Says FBI

    FBI’s cyber-crime complaint center IC3 continues to receive reports of email or social-networking accounts being compromised and used in a social-engineering scam to swindle consumers out of thousands of dollars. Pretending to be the victim, the hacker uses victims’ account to send a message to their contacts. The notice claims the victim is in immediate […] More

  • Viral Clickjacking Worm Targets Facebook Users - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Viral Clickjacking Worm Targets Facebook Users

    Hundreds of thousands of Facebook users were lured over the Memorial Day weekend by a social-engineering scheme that allowed a clickjacking worm to spread quickly over the popular social networking site, according to Sophos. The exploit works by presenting people with friend profiles that “Like” links with titles such as “LOL This girl gets OWNED […] More

  • Facebook Used to Find Money Mules - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Facebook Used to Find Money Mules

    Phishers are looking into different ways of reaching new recruits of cyber criminals by casting their nets onto social networking sites, creating special Facebook groups for their work-at-home scams, according to Kaspersky Lab. Far from a novel idea, phishers have been using social networks for years to find new recruits. Now, the scammers have created […] More

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