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Phishing scam that penetrated Wall Street just might work against you, too


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:51 PM


 

Researchers have uncovered a group of Wall Street-savvy hackers that has penetrated the e-mail accounts of more than 100 companies, a feat that has allowed them to obtain highly valuable plans concerning corporate acquisitions and other insider information.

FIN4, as the group is known, relies on a set of extremely simple tactics that in many cases has allowed them to remain undetected since at least the middle of 2013, according to a report published Monday from security firm FireEye. Members boast a strong command of the English language and knowledge of corporate finance and Fortune 500 culture. They use that savvy to send highly targeted spearphishing e-mails that harvest login credentials for Microsoft Outlook accounts. The group then uses compromised accounts of one employee, customer, or partner to send spearphishing e-mails to other company insiders. At times, the attackers will inject a malicious message into an ongoing e-mail discussion among multiple people, furthering their chances of success.


Phishing scam that penetrated Wall Street just might work against you, too

 

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With Christmas just around the corner it is a good time to remind everybody to be extra vigilant when shopping on line and using an ATM, Just yesterday a skimmer was found on a ATM in my town.

 

Look at the ATM carefully and if it don't seem right contact the bank or the police straight away.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 10:07 PM

yes ATM Skimmers, brian krebbs does some great aticles on skimemrs if anyone is interested and also be very carefull of e-cards.



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Posted 02 December 2014 - 11:24 PM

ATM Skimmers, POS Skimmers, Chip scanning and #@*&$%#@!?!@%$

Forensic data recovery and examination of magnetic swipe card cloning devices. http://www.dfrws.org/2007/proceedings/p16-masters.pdf

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is only 4 digits. Eg. 1234 So, 10^4 = 10000 PIN combinations only.

Since the PIN isn't on the credit card, and so the reason a hidden camera is also part of the skimming device, why not brute-force the PIN?

Assume I took too much psychotropic drugs today, and all is in a "Purple Haze" - why not brute-force the PIN?
 

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. ― Albert Einstein ― Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

 

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 06:26 AM

I have never found the need to use an ATM. From their introduction, they have always been an unnecessary security risk.
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Posted 03 December 2014 - 02:56 PM

I have never found the need to use an ATM. From their introduction, they have always been an unnecessary security risk.

Sadly the town I live in has NO banks only ATM and EFTPOS, The nearest bank of any kind is a 20 minute drive away.



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Posted 03 December 2014 - 04:55 PM

My bank is a 30 minute drive away...but I'd hardly call the rural area where I live a town. :wink:
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Posted 03 December 2014 - 06:33 PM

I can remmember when i was around 10 swping my mums bank card in the VHS heads and the pin would appear on the TV. Any oen else ever do this?



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Posted 04 December 2014 - 06:04 AM

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