No Treats: Beware Haunted Hacking Tricks

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Hackers engineer fake postings on Google that point browsers toward websites infected with malware or which peddle scareware. Be careful when shopping for your costume or for Halloween decorations. Search terms such as Halloween costumes, pumpkins, ghost stories, or Halloween games may be especially tricky.

Given the popularity of the series "The Walking Dead," you can bet a lot of zombies will be shuffling about on October 31. But trick or treaters aren’t the scariest thing about Halloween anymore. Your inbox can be a much more frightening place, and IT security managers are bracing for the next annual wave of haunted hacking tricks from cybercriminals. Just like a zombie, these attacks can infect you if you don’t keep them at arms’ length. ThreatTrack Security’s communications and research analyst Jovi Umawing tells us about five tricks you should look out for in the days and weeks leading up to Halloween.

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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