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  1. #cyberalerts news letter 42

    By neil on 7th Feb 2012 | No Comments

     Security: Scammers using Amazon’s cloud to redirect victims

    Facebook scammers have started redirecting victims through Amazon’s cloud in order to bypass malicious URL filters. PC World reports that according to F-Secure’s chief research officer, Mikko Hypponen, scammers prefer to redirect users through links on Amazon’s cloud because its domain name and corresponding IP addresses have a high trust rating.

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    Security: SEC charges hacker with stock manipulation

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Latvian man, Igors Nagaicevs, with hacking into online brokerage accounts and manipulating stock prices. Finextra reports that according to the SEC complaint, Nagaicevs broke into online accounts of customers at large US broker-dealers and drove stock prices up or down by making purchases or sales.

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    Security: Megaupload users warned of data loss  

    US prosecutors have warned that Megaupload users could start losing the data they uploaded to the company as early as this week. Megaupload lawyer Ira Rothken is quoted in The Register as saying that at least 50m users had stored data with the company, including family photos and personal documents.

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       Security: Users warned of WordPress hack attacks

    Researchers are warning users to be cautious and publishers to watch their blogs following an outbreak of attacks targeting the WordPress publishing platform, notes a v3 report. Security firm M86 Labs said that, designed as an automated kit for infecting systems, Phoenix allows malware distributors to automatically embed exploit code into their sites.

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    Security: Android users target of massive Trojan attack

    Millions of Android users may have unwittingly installed a Trojan known as Android.Counterclank, notes a v3 report, making it the most widely distributed piece of malware on Google’s smartphone operating system. Symantec explained that a compromised device can have data stolen or be made to carry out certain tasks without permission.

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