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This phishing attack pretends to come from someone you trust

Video: Google is the most-spoofed site for phishing campaigns

A wave of cyberattacks is targeting organisations’ financial departments with a social engineering and phishing campaign designed to trick victims into downloading credential-stealing malware and other threats.

Detailed by researchers at Barracuda Networks, the invoice

Read more at: http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-phishing-attack-pretends-to-come-from-someone-you-trust/

Someone You Know May Be a Victim of Sextortion | Big Think

One of the most precious things two people can share is trust. In new relationships, though, it’s often the case that the person we see isn’t the actual person in front of us, but a construction of our hopeful imagination. We’re eager to trust, and everyone has had the experience of doing so with someone who turns out, in the end, to be unworthy. When this happens, secrets we’ve shared, including our bodies, feel misspent. And if those secrets include intimate photos given to a romantic partner or anyone else, we feel especially exposed. And we should: An increasing number of people, from teenagers through millennials, are finding themselves victimized by others threatening to publish compromising photos unless they get what

Read more at: http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/someone-you-know-may-be-a-victim-of-sextortion

Someone You Know May Be a Victim of Sextortion

One of the most precious things two people can share is trust. In new relationships, though, it’s often the case that the person we see isn’t the actual person in front of us, but a construction of our hopeful imagination. We’re eager to trust, and everyone has had the experience of doing so with someone who turns out, in the end, to be unworthy. When this happens, secrets we’ve shared, including our bodies, feel misspent. And if those secrets include intimate photos given to a romantic partner or anyone else, we feel especially exposed. And we should: An increasing number of people, from teenagers through millennials, are finding themselves victimized by others threatening to publish compromising photos unless they get what

Read more at: https://bigthink.com/robby-berman/someone-you-know-may-be-a-victim-of-sextortion

Sarahah Needs To Stop Before Someone Seriously Falls Victim To Its Cyber-Bullying

“Leave a constructive message.” #Sarahah.

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Sounds eerily familiar, right? We are sure your feed must be flooding with posts (and so are your DMs).

Right now, the social media is divided into two sections: people who are going all ‘Sarahah, Sarahah’ and people who are avoiding it or at least trying their level best to avoid seeing those sea green-white templates showing up on the social feed. Which one do you belong to?

Those of you who have absolutely no effin’ clue as to what I am talking about, then let me quickly fill you in. Sarahah, the raging app, is the latest social media fad that lets you leave an anonymous message to someone, personally. Yes, the key here

Read more at: http://www.storypick.com/sarahah-cyber-bullying/

The IoT of bricks: Someone is bricking insecure IoT devices

I can’t justify the vigilantism, but someone is bricking vulnerable IoT devices. I ponder the morality of it all. It’s called BrickerBot. It finds IoT devices with dubious security and simply bricks/disables them.

Insecure dishwashers, teapots, refrigerators, security cameras—all become part of vast botnets. The botnets can do many things, and we’ve seen them become the armies behind the largest internet attacks in history. How to cleanse these devices has become the crux of many cries, including numerous ones in this space.

No one’s gone to jail for building the devices—but then no one’s gone to jail for building the botnets  from these devices. Why? We have no vendor liability. Instead, organizations can design and implement the crappiest software on the planet, and they’re very highly unlikely to be punished. And so it continues.

Can bricking unsafe IoT

Read more at: https://www.networkworld.com/article/3188358/internet-of-things/the-iot-of-bricks-someone-is-bricking-insecure-iot-devices.html