Spam Hall of Shame – Someone Complimented You Text Message Scam

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Stop Spam - Although some of it is funnyWelcome to our Spam Hall of Shame. Where we post some of the most bizarre, funny but potentially harmful scam/spam to the unknowing victim.

This spam showcases around Smishing, which is a type of scam done through text messaging.  Unfortunately anyone can be a target of this scam and doesn’t matter whether you provided your number with others.

Phone numbers in the U.S. follow a predicted value so a simply computer program can be created to obtain the numbers (everything from (111) – 111 – 1111 to (999) – 999 – 9999 for example.

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Spam Hall of Shame – Craigslist Scam Attempt Text Message 256-255-4277,509-497-7137

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Stop Spam - Although some of it is funnyWelcome to our Spam Hall of Shame. Where we post some of the most bizarre, funny but potentially harmful scam/spam to the unknowing victim.

This spam showcases around Craigslist’s SMS Phishing attempts.  Below is the actual automated reply(s) from the phone number(s) listed in this article regarding our very own craigslist ad. Because we always post in two or more regions with similar titles, we know its a scam when you get two identical spam text that try to appear there interested.

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 “Worst Ever” CPU bug affect virtually all computers appropriately name Meltdown and Spectre

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If you’re reading this on some device (yes even your little iPhone), you are most likely affected by this.

Since your probably in a hurry, will get to the point at hand.

Everything from smartphones and PCs to cloud computing affected by major security flaw found in Intel and other processors – and fix could slow devices

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WordPress Plugins Found Hiding a Backdoor – Is Your Site Secure?

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This is an unfortunate example of why you need a good maintenance plan for your website, such as our Maintenance +Security plans we offer.

Security issues that could degrade your site like this pop up for all types of websites powered by content management systems.  Not to scare anyone into spending money, but need to be aware and be informed of how your website may be at risk, regardless of what web company you happen to work with.

The backdoor code in all three plugins works in a very similar way by calling to a remote server and inserting content and links on the affected sites. Experts believe the backdoor code is used to inject hidden SEO spam (cloaked links) on affected sites that help improve the search engine ranking of other sites.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/three-more-wordpress-plugins-found-hiding-a-backdoor/




 

Beware of Phishing Attacks Pretending to be From Google or Bing

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Phishing attacks is typical done by email or spoofed websites , but being done by the phone is on the rise. Phishing is generally the practice of thieves trying to obtain personal information to help them use it in malicious ways.

Some customers have been reported being called and/or voicemail’s being left requesting to return a call stating they are from Google or Bing (or both).

First goal of any phishing attempt is to scare you into making hasty reactions such as telling you something bads going to happen unless you act fast.  Continue reading “Beware of Phishing Attacks Pretending to be From Google or Bing” »