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419 Scam
Referring to section 419 of the Nigerian criminal code, these scams follow the format of an e-mailed invitation to take part in a money laundering scheme to wash funds left by a deceased relative of the sender. After persuading the victim to take part in the scheme, money is extracted for taxes or bribes with the money laundering scheme never taking place
PineApp calls for increased focus during Cyber Security Month
IT Security experts detail the six largest cyber threats in the UK and uses Cyber Security Month to spread awareness of the growing threat levels
Advice on reducing corporate social networking risks
Sophos examines the risks to businesses of social networking and provides advise on how to use the technology as a business tool whilst minimising the risks associated with it
USA remains way ahead of any other country as spam source
Spam trend report from Sophos shows America to be the source of more than double the spam as the next highest country with Asia being the leaders in spam relaying activity
McAfee findings from its spam experiment
Greg Day, a security analyst with McAfee reveals the lessons learnt from the experiment it conducted earlier this year to expose a group of people to unfiltered spam for a period of a month
LinkedIn falls foul to 419 frauds
Users of LinkedIn networking site are being warned of an increase in the use of the site by criminals using the 419 money laundering fraud.
419 scams hit social network sites.
The old Nigerian 419 scam inviting e-mail recipients to take part in money-laundering activities has now migrated onto the LinkedIn social networking site.
Cyprus police pick up lottery con man.
Spammer who fraudulently acquired millions of dollars through lottery scam is under arrest in Cyprus.
Latest 419 scam takes more plausible appeal
Appeal to animal lovers to rescue distressed puppy is the latest variant of the well-established Nigerian based 419 scam e-mails.
 
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