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New PayPal Phishing Email Scam Wants Your Social Security Number

Security researchers have spotted a new PayPal phishing email scam that tries to steal a victim’s Social Security Number (SSN), among other sensitive data.The attack email informed a victim that their PayPal account was locked, and it instructed them to click a “Secure and update my account now !” button. Doing so directed a user to a bit.l
Publish At:2020-02-11 08:42 | Read:489 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Paypal

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency dealt blow by PayPal’s departure

byJohn E DunnHas PayPal just dealt a body blow to Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency?In emails sent to journalists last week, the company abruptly announced that it was leaving the Libra Association, the 28-strong organisation of global companies and non-profits, including Facebook, set up to oversee its roll out.Given that Libra was only announced in June, wit
Publish At:2019-10-08 05:45 | Read:1132 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptocurrency Facebook Social networks cryptocurrency Libra

Are Cash Transfer Apps Safe to Use? Here’s What Your Family Needs to Know

I can’t recall the last time I gave my teenage daughter cash for anything. If she needs money for gas, I Venmo it. A Taco Bell study break with the roommates? No problem. With one click, I transfer money from my Venmo account to hers. She uses a Venmo credit card to make her purchase. To this mom, cash apps may be the best thing to happen to parenting
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:1524 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety app security Apple Pay Cash App cash apps cash

Following the Money Hobbled vDOS Attack-for-Hire Service

A new report proves the value of following the money in the fight against dodgy cybercrime services known as “booters” or “stressers” — virtual hired muscle that can be rented to knock nearly any website offline. Last fall, two 18-year-old Israeli men were arrested for allegedly running vDOS, perhaps the most successful booter s
Publish At:2017-06-06 18:20 | Read:3764 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other attack years Bitcoin booter Hackforums New York Univer

How Cybercrooks Put the Beatdown on My Beats

Last month Yours Truly got snookered by a too-good-to-be-true online scam in which some dirtball hijacked an Amazon merchant’s account and used it to pimp steeply discounted electronics that he never intended to sell. Amazon refunded my money, and the legitimate seller never did figure out how his account was hacked. But such attacks are becoming more
Publish At:2017-04-22 01:50 | Read:11560 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other Amazon hack amazon hacked seller account eBay Paypal S

Who Ran Leakedsource.com?

Late last month, multiple news outlets reported that unspecified law enforcement officials had seized the servers for Leakedsource.com, perhaps the largest online collection of usernames and passwords leaked or stolen in some of the worst data breaches — including billions of credentials for accounts at top sites like LinkedIn and Myspace. In a develop
Publish At:2017-02-16 08:05 | Read:4939 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other 231-343-0295 68.41.238.208 abusewithus abusing.rs Alex

Identity Thieves Targeting PayPal Users In Sophisticated Phishing Campaign

Researchers have observed a new phishing campaign targeting PayPal users, directing them to fake pages designed to look nearly identical to the legitimate sites.According to ESET researchers, the attack uses “very convincing bait” in an effort to ultimately steal users’ login credentials and other confidential personal information.The attack is carried out a
Publish At:2017-02-02 01:45 | Read:7735 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Paypal Phishing scam

Israeli Online Attack Service ‘vDOS’ Earned $600,000 in Two Years

vDOS — a so-called “booter” service that has earned in excess of $600,000 over the past two years helping customers coordinate more than 150,000 so-called distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks designed to knock Web sites offline — has been massively hacked, spilling secrets about tens of thousands of paying customers and their
Publish At:2016-09-08 18:30 | Read:4739 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other 82.118.233.144 Allison Nixon applej4ck Bitcoin booter

Fraudsters Use Angler Phishing on Twitter to Lure PayPal Customers

Fraudsters are leveraging an emerging social engineering technique called “angler phishing” to fool victims into handing over their PayPal credentials.Researchers at security firm Proofpoint, who discovered this particular campaign, elaborate on what sets angler phishing apart from ordinary phishing attacks:“The attack technique takes its n
Publish At:2016-09-01 12:05 | Read:4006 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News customer support Paypal Phishing Proofp

PayPal accounts abused to distribute the Chthonic Banking Trojan

Experts from Proofpoint discovered that the Banking trojan Chthonic was distributed via ‘legitimate’ PayPal accounts by abusing the “money request” feature. The imagination of cyber criminals is a never ending pit, according to the security firm Proofpoint, crooks are abusing PayPal to distribute the Chtonic banking trojan. Chtonic is
Publish At:2016-08-02 02:15 | Read:3368 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware banking trojan Chtonic Cyb

PayPal fixed a flaw that allowed attackers to deliver malicious images

PayPal has fixed a vulnerability that could have been exploited by attackers to deliver malicious images through the payment pages of the website. The Security researcher Aditya K Sood discovered a vulnerability that could have been exploited by attackers to deliver malicious image through the payment pages of the PayPal website. The expert noticed that the
Publish At:2016-06-26 12:30 | Read:2986 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking malware PayPal

Advanced phishing tactics used to steal PayPal credentials

Phishers are back to using an old tactic in a new fashion to get hold of their victims’ credentials. One of the first lessons you will learn during anti-phishing training is to hover over the links in a mail to see if they point to the site where you would expect them to point. Although good advice, this is NOT a guarantee that you are going to be safe. Alwa
Publish At:2016-06-14 19:15 | Read:3816 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering fake JavaScript PayPal phish P

Registered the wrong email with paypal? Say goodbye to your money…

Every type of person is a PayPal person. Each day, hundreds of well-known investors and business magnates are added to the list, like Peter Thiel, one of the original Facebook investors, or the South African tycoon Elon Musk, who is the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX. A good part of the internet already uses PayPal. It has become the leading digital payment s
Publish At:2016-05-26 16:55 | Read:3421 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet Security passwords Paypal

PayPal flaw allowed hackers to send malicious emails

PayPal has just fixed a security vulnerability that could have been exploited to send malicious emails to users via its platform. Researchers at security firm Vulnerability Lab have discovered a filter bypass and an application-side input validation vulnerability that allowed attackers to inject malicious code into emails sent by the PayPal platform. “
Publish At:2016-03-31 09:25 | Read:6498 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking PayPal phishing

PayPal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Patched

So this is a big one, and thankfully this PayPal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability was discovered by security researchers and not the bad guys. Although there’s no way for us to know if someone has been using this to siphon data out of PayPal for some time before the whitehats found it.It’s a roundabout bug that turns out serious, and why I tel
Publish At:2016-01-27 16:20 | Read:3703 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploits/Vulnerabilities Web Hacking hack paypal JAVA-securi

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