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Pokemon GO sideloaders potentially risking world full of nasties

Pokemon GO sideloaders potentially risking world full of nasties While fans are sideloading the game onto their phones and bypassing official app stores, along come the nasties.Its APK was compromised by DroidJack remote access tool (RAT), which can potentially give an attacker full control of a device.

Yahoo's 1bn user data breach: Everything you should know

Yahoo's 1bn user data breach: Everything you should know The company says it is ‘likely distinct’ from the data breach in September, and believes an unauthorised third party stole data associated with more than one billion user accounts in August.However, Lord explains that the stolen information did not include passwords in clear text, payment card data, or bank account information.

Twitter users beware: Phishers target acunt verification in latest attacks

Twitter users beware: Phishers target acunt verification in latest attacks What’s worse is that these techniques could be applied to any social media platform that uses account verification.Devin Redmond, vice president and general manager of Digital Security and Compliance, Proofpoint, says attackers will always go where their victims are.

Phishing scammers target PayPal in very well crafted attack, Proofpoint finds

Phishing scammers target PayPal in very well crafted attack, Proofpoint finds The company recently discovered a phishing email message which looked like a benign PayPal login, but in reality it was a “very well crafted” phishing webpage.Behind the scenes, the phishing attack turned out to be complex and sophisticated, and Proofpoint says those are the real innovations.

Cybercriminals use verified API token to generate Facebook spam mments

Cybercriminals use verified API token to generate Facebook spam mments Security and compliance company Proofpoint has discovered the API access token for a legitimate, verified Facebook app being used to generate comment spam on Facebook pages.“If cybercriminals put a malicious link on a popular social media page, the attacker’s ability to reach a larger audience grows exponentially.