Tuesday, 26 April 2016

For those who think they might've lost a Word document they forgot to save, yes, it can be recovered in #Windows 10!

"Word has an auto-save feature, but there are times when your documents don't show up in the recovery pane when you open Word. Maybe your computer shut down unexpectedly or you accidentally clicked "Don't Save" as you closed your document. We've all been there."

Read the full story here: http://www.cnet.com/au/news/find-an-unsaved-word-document-in-windows-10/

Friday, 15 April 2016

Be very wary of the latest scam on cheap #iPhones going around at the moment

"In the article snippet below, you’ll notice quite a number of inconsistencies:
Apple Gets Desperate. Liquidates Overstocked iPhone 6S for €1.

(TNReport)—People in the United Kingdom will be shocked to hear that Apple is running a special customer
appreciation event and offering a huge discount to new and existing customers—by selling the iPhone 6S for $1
(that's 99% off the original price!)

For only the month of March, Zuuvu has partnered up with trusted Apple iPhone 6S distributors to provide this limited time deal to customers. This is not a mistake: $1.

All of this is a part of an aggressive marketing strategy. Why are they offering such an incredible deal to United
Kingdom residents? The Apple marketing team explains: "Last year, the United Kingdom market share may have
dropped 35% and is losing to Samsung's Galaxy products worldwide. Apple retailers need to capture United
Kingdom users by liquidating extremely low-priced iPhone 6S devices. In this way, people can become repeat
customers who will spread the brand loyalty to their friends."
When users click any of the links on the fake news article, they are redirected to several destinations before ending up on a page at zuuvu[DOT]com, as shown below:"

Read the full story here: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/cybercrime/2016/04/steer-clear-of-this-latest-fake-iphone-discount-news/

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Australia is the top target for #ransomeware. Be very careful what attachments and downloads you open on your computer. Your Netflix account is also a target.

"The black market for stolen account details was also gaining traction, Mr Savvides said, with everything from Netflix to stolen credit card details earning criminals cash.
“A Netflix account now sells for 25c. They sell these accounts to a bad guy in lots of one thousand, and he sets up a pirate network and sells access to the service for $1 a month,” he said.
“You can buy PlayStation accounts for $7 each and then there’s credit card details. If you get extra information like CCV numbers and expiry dates, you can get $40 per account for that information.”
Mr Savvides said the introduction of a cash price for accounts was one of the reasons online threats were becoming so sophisticated, with call centre-like setups, ransomware help lines for hackers, and a more nine-to-five style of operation.

“We were tracking one group and watching their activity,” he said. “You can see them take weekends off. They’re operating as a business.”"

Read the full story here: http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/hacking/ransomware-is-rising-and-netflix-and-playstation-accounts-command-big-dollars-symantec-says/news-story/2ef06b74295b3b8323c9b85474481b32

Friday, 1 April 2016

A new type of #ransomware to look out for!

"Locky is usually delivered via downloader in MS Office document (i.e. DOC) or JavaScript – e-mail attachment in a phishing campaign. The payload is a 32-bit Windows executable, containing the malicious core packed in a crypter/dropper (they are various, with various icons).
After being deployed it disappears and runs its dropped copy (renamed to svchost.exe) from the %TEMP% folder."

Read the full story here: https://blog.malwarebytes.org/intelligence/2016/03/look-into-locky/