Phising

  • Hotmail security breached, is your account safe? October 6, 2009

    San Francisco: The passwords to more than 10,000 Hotmail accounts have been compromised and posted online, Microsoft confirmed on Monday in what appears to be one of the largest phishing schemes ever. The huge security breach was first reported by the website neowin.net, which said a list of the account details...
  • Hackers attack Facebook; get passwords of some users May 15, 2009

    Boston: Hackers launched an attack on Facebook's 200 million users on Thursday, successfully gathering passwords from some of them in the latest campaign to prey on members of the popular social networking site. Facebook spokesperson Barry Schnitt said on Thursday that the site was in the process of cleaning up damage...
  • Brad Pitt, Beyonce most dangerous lures on the Net September 17, 2008

    New York: Looking for information about Brad Pitt or Beyonce on the Web? It could be risky. An internet security firm has dubbed the actor and singer the most dangerous celebrities to search for on the Internet because cybercriminals use their names to lure victims. California-based McAfee Inc said fans...
  • Online robbers out to get you June 16, 2007

    Mumbai: The number of people using the Internet for their banking needs has gone up 10 times in five years. And so have the number of online bank account frauds. Six billion dollars are stolen from consumer accounts globally by attacks called phishing. And e-mails are the latest weapons with...