Vulnerabilities / Threats
11/30/2011
01:31 PM
Dark Reading
Dark Reading
Slideshows
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Slide Show: Top 10 Holiday Phishing Scams

The following scams demonstrate the ways attackers are crafting their messages during the holidays
Previous
1 of 10
Next


Not everyone is full of cheer and goodwill this holiday season. In fact, many cybercriminals are planning on taking advantage of people's high spirits to trick them into divulging information, clicking bad links, and opening malicious attachments. All it takes is the perfect combination of persistence and smart social engineering:

Now's the time of year to participate in office pools on holiday bowl games--and the bad guys are hoping to jump in on the action. Watch out for phishing scams trying to play to your urge to watch games online.

"The spam messages claim to offer ways to watch live streaming video of American football games, which have been posted by bogus or compromised Facebook accounts," says Beth Jones, senior threat researcher for Sophos Labs U.S. "Clicking on the links will take you to a Web gage which asks you to hand over your email address, claiming that you will be sent a program that will allow you to watch live streaming video of football games."

Previous
1 of 10
Next
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Flash Poll
Current Issue
Cartoon
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2014-0607
Published: 2014-07-24
Unrestricted file upload vulnerability in Attachmate Verastream Process Designer (VPD) before R6 SP1 Hotfix 1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by uploading and launching an executable file.

CVE-2014-1419
Published: 2014-07-24
Race condition in the power policy functions in policy-funcs in acpi-support before 0.142 allows local users to gain privileges via unspecified vectors.

CVE-2014-2360
Published: 2014-07-24
OleumTech WIO DH2 Wireless Gateway and Sensor Wireless I/O Modules allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via packets that report a high battery voltage.

CVE-2014-2361
Published: 2014-07-24
OleumTech WIO DH2 Wireless Gateway and Sensor Wireless I/O Modules, when BreeZ is used, do not require authentication for reading the site security key, which allows physically proximate attackers to spoof communication by obtaining this key after use of direct hardware access or manual-setup mode.

CVE-2014-2362
Published: 2014-07-24
OleumTech WIO DH2 Wireless Gateway and Sensor Wireless I/O Modules rely exclusively on a time value for entropy in key generation, which makes it easier for remote attackers to defeat cryptographic protection mechanisms by predicting the time of project creation.

Best of the Web
Dark Reading Radio
Archived Dark Reading Radio
Sara Peters hosts a conversation on Botnets and those who fight them.