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Barclays alerts customers to scam

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Bank customers are popular targets of cybercriminals, and no wonder as remote banking allows theoretically anyone to pilfer bank accounts with the right kind of information. Most recently, UK customers of Barclays Bank have been receiving bogus text messages in an attempt to harvest their passwords – an exploit sometimes… Read more »

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Spambot exposes 700 million accounts

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A researcher known as Benkow has discovered that a spambot called Onliner has successfully bypassed spam filters to target 711 million email addresses. Having discovered this vast data cache, which includes email addresses, passwords, configuration files and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) credentials, Benkow alerted Have I Been Pwned’s Troy… Read more »

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