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Will Hand Over Millions for Your Info: A 419 Scam

“Maria” (not her real name), a friend of mine based in the Philippines, received an SMS recently, that said: I have important information I need to tell you. Please email me at turx4@outlook.com The message came between 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. from a number belonging to a local telco company. Since the sender didn’t introduce themselves, Maria assumed it had someth
Publish At:2016-03-15 04:25 | Read:6012 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert 419 scam phishing scam

Nigerian Cuckoo Miner Campaign Takes Over Legitimate Inboxes, Targets Banks

By Jay Yaneza and Erika Mendoza (Threats Analyst) When it comes to threat investigations, we often treat the malicious binary as the smoking gun or the crown jewel of the investigation. However, examining the other components can produce the bigger picture that will be far more detailed than simply focusing on the binary. By looking beyond one malicious file
Publish At:2015-10-02 15:10 | Read:5826 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware 419 scam arablab carbanak Cuckoo Miner DARKSUN niger

“Dear Important Business Proposal..”

Carter Ham, a retired four-star United States Army general, is supposedly on Linkedin—and he wants you (to read his personal message). Dat message Dear Friend, Before I go further I will like to introduce myself, I am General Carter Ham, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Commander, U.S. Air Forces in Africa Commanfer,I do apologize for contacting you in this mea
Publish At:2014-10-09 05:00 | Read:4140 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert 419 scam fake phish scam

5 Nigerian gangs and their US accomplices are behind most Craigslist buyer scams

George Mason University researchers Damon McCoy and Jackie Jones have found that the majority of Craigslist buyer scams originate from one of only 5 Nigerian gangs - with substantial help from US-based accomplices.The researchers posted "honeypot" ads for laptops - priced, on average, at a 10% premium over Amazon in order to weed out most legitimate buyers.
Publish At:2014-09-09 18:20 | Read:3625 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Law & order 419 scam Craigslist Damon McCoy Defense

Red Cross 419 Scam Exploits Typhoon Haiyan

There are a number of emails currently in circulation attempting to cash in on the generosity of individuals and organisations wanting to assist the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. Another one just landed in our spamtraps, and reads as follows: click to enlarge Donate-to-victims-of-super-typhoon Emergency Relief Dear Sir/Madam Donate Now To Emergency Relief i
Publish At:2014-08-15 09:18 | Read:3036 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams ThreatTrack Security Labs 419 scam haiyan red cross sp

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