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National Bank of Greece phishing e-mail

A new phishing e-mail is on the run, claiming to be from nbg.gr (National Bank of Greece), requesting to click on a link in order to have credit and debit card changed and personal info updated.
Needless to say once again that you should never click on such links, there is no bank in the world that will request personal information through e-mail and not prompt you logging into your web banking account with your credentials and token (if available). …

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HOAX mail mentioning that you will be assassined

A new hoax mail is on the run the last couple of days mentioning that you have been targeted for assassination.
Don’t go hiring police or private investigators, the message is originating from infected and compromised servers.
Below you can see a sample of this hoax mail.
 
 
From: bauer@izinet.ci [mailto:bauer@izinet.ci]
Sent: Monday, May 28, 2012 8:27 PM
To: bauer@izinet.ci
Subject: RE : INFORMATION
Importance: Low
 
RE : INFORMATION
YOU HAVE BEEN TARGETED FOR ASSASSINATION OVER A PAST …

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According to police, Anonymous hacks into Greek finance website!

Hackers broke into Greece’s Finance Ministry website to protest a government plan to fight tax evasion. Police said the hackers are associated with Anonymous.
Protesters hacked into the Greek Finance Ministry website, Reuters reported today. The hacking was prompted by the government’s plans to fight tax evasion by tracking citizens’ bank, telephone and credit card data.
“To them, you are just economic indicators, deficits and balance sheets – but there are no indicators for misery,” said a statement that the …

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Flashback Trojan on Apple!

A recently discovered Trojan horse called “Flashback” has put the legendary Mac security under question.
The virus was originally discovered by a Russian antivirus company, Dr Web, in September 2011. Dr Web, is claiming that more than 600.000 Mac computers running OSX were affected, mainly in the United States, Canada and the UK.
After installing Flashback which is disguised as an Adobe Flash Player installer, the malware seeks out user names and passwords that are stored on the Mac.
It …

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Anonymous slowing down the Internet..

A slowdown in the Internet speed of networks in North America, Europe and especially Asia on Thursday has been attributed to an attack by the Anonymous organization against Chinese websites.
The infamous organization launched DDos attacks against and defaced more than 500 Chinese sites, leaving the following message on the government homepages:
“Dear Chinese government, you are not infallible, today websites are hacked, tomorrow it will be your vile regime that will fall.”
There were other messages calling Chinese people …

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Anonymous: Hactivists or Terrorists?

There’s been a lot of talk lately as to what really Anonymous represent. The online organization has succeeded in its 9 years of existence to hack into the most prestigious sites such as the CIA’s, Interpol’s, NATO’s, government sites around the world, email accounts and databases and publicize the most secret information.
Their missions are carried out in response to current events or in the fight for human rights. They are claiming to conduct a “non-violent struggle for freedom and …

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