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Heartbleed Bug - Users Warned to Change All Passwords

Circulating messages warn users about a serious security flaw called 'Heartbleed' that could expose passwords and other sensitive information.

Published: April 10, 2014



RingCentral 'New Fax Message' Malware Email

Email purporting to be from Internet fax service RingCentral claims that the recipient has a new fax message that can be viewed by opening an attached file.

Published: April 9, 2014



'New Voicemail' Pharmacy Spam Email

Notification email purporting to be from messaging service Viper claims that the recipient has a new voicemail and can click a "Listen" button to hear the message.

Published: April 8, 2014


Product Order Request Money Laundering Emails

Emails sent to various companies or product providers ask recipients to reply with details of the available products with a view to a future order.

Published: April 3, 2014



MALWARE - 'Confidential - ALL Employees Important Document'

Email purporting to be a confidential message from the recipient's employer claims that all employees must fill out and submit an important document contained in an attached file.

Published: April 2, 2014



Barclays 'Detected Irregular Activity' Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from UK bank Barclays claims that irregular activity has been detected on the recipient's account and the account will therefore be restricted until the activity is verified.

Published: April 1, 2014


'Homicide Suspect' Malware Email - Fake Critical Reach Alert

Message purporting to be from community alert system Critical Reach claims that recipients can read a bulletin about a homicide suspect by opening an attached file.

Published: March 27, 2014


MALWARE - 'Suspicion of Cancer' Blood Test Results Email

Email purporting to be from the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) claims that an analysis of the recipient's blood has revealed a low level of white blood cells that could indicate cancer. The message urges the recipient to print out test results contained in an attached file to give to his or her doctor.

Published: March 14, 2014



Microsoft Account 'Outlook Web Access' Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from the Microsoft Account Team claims that recipients must click a link to upgrade their email account and set up Outlook Web Access.

Published: March 10, 2014



PayPal 'Cancel Payment' Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that the recipient has sent a payment to a specified merchant and offers instructions for cancelling the payment if required.

Published: March 5, 2014



American Express 'Personal Security Key' Phishing Scam

Email claiming to be from American Express instructs recipients to visit a website and create a Personal Security Key (PSK) as an account authentication measure.

Published: February 26, 2014



Westpac 'Bill Payment Successfully Processed' Phishing Scam

Message supposedly sent by Australian bank Westpac, notifies recipients that a payment to a biller has been successfully processed and invites them to click a link to view transaction details.

Published: February 25, 2014



PayPal 'Your Transaction was Declined' Phishing Scam

Message purporting to be from PayPal claims that a transaction was declined because recent activity on the recipient's account seemed unusual. The email instructs users to process a form in an attached file to confirm account information.

Published: February 20, 2014



Microsoft 'Reactivate Your Email Account' Phishing Scam

Mail purporting to be from Microsoft claims that recipients must click a link to complete a 'one time automatic verification' in order to avoid having their email account suspended.

Published: February 13, 2014



RBS 'Latest Statement Available' Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) advises recipients that their latest statement and pre-advice of interest & charges is available for viewing online.

Published: February 10, 2014



cPanel 'Account Verification' Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from website hosting control system cPanel claims that recipients must click a link to login and re-confirm their accounts.

Published: February 6, 2014



ANZ 'Upgrade to New System' Phishing Scam

Email pretending to be from large Australian bank ANZ claims that customers must click a link to upgrade to a new system technology designed to give users maximum protection.

Published: February 3, 2014



'Image Has Been Sent by Evernote' Malware Email

Email purporting to be from note taking application Evernote claims that an image has been sent and invites users to click a link to view the image.

Published: February 3, 2014



'My Home is Burning' Facebook Phishing and Malware Scam

Private Facebook message purporting to be from a friend of the recipient claims that the sender's house is burning to the ground. The recipient is invited to click a link to see footage of the fire.

Published: December 31, 2013



Vodafone 'Check Your Bill Online" Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from mobile phone service provider Vodafone, invites recipients to click a link to view their bill online.

Published: December 19, 2013



'Account Billing Subscription Expired' Virgin Media Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from Virgin Media claims that the recipient's billing subscription has expired and the associated email account is about to be suspended.

Published: December 4, 2013



PayPal 'Account Access Limited' Phishing Scam

Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that the recipient's account has been limited because PayPal needs more information to help provide a secure service.

Published: November 29, 2013



Gmail 'Account Update' Survey Scam Email

Message purporting to be from Gmail claims that Gmail is implementing a new security system and account holders must therefore follow a link to "enrol" for the account enhancement.

Published: November 19, 2013



Philippines Typhoon Disaster Scams
Criminals are currently attempting to exploit the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan disaster by sending various messages designed to steal money and personal information from people wishing to help.

Published: November 15, 2013



Wedding Invitation Malware Emails
Email supposedly inviting recipients to an upcoming wedding instructs them to click a link to read the full invitation text.

Published: November 15, 2013



'Suspicious Guy Claiming He is You' Spam Emails
Email purporting to be from "Customer Support", claims that "some suspicious guy" has tried to access a download that belongs to the recipient.

Published: November 15, 2013



'Missing Persons in Australia' Facebook Like-Farming Scam
Facebook Page calling itself 'Missing Persons in Australia' claims that users can receive monetary rewards just by liking the page and sharing missing person posters published on the Page.

Published: November 14, 2013



PlayStation 4 Like and Share Giveaway Facebook Scam
Facebook Page claims it is giving away "200 pieces of Play Station 4" because they have been unsealed and therefore cannot be sold. The Page claims that users can win just by liking and sharing.

Published: November 11, 2013



'200 Pieces of iPhone' Facebook Giveaway Scam
Facebook Page claims that it is giving away 200 iPhones that cannot be sold because they are unsealed. The Page claims that users can get a chance to win one of the iPhones just be liking the Page, sharing a promotional image and commenting "done".

Published: November 8, 2013



Gmail '4 Missed Emails' Pharmacy Spam
Message purporting to be from Gmail claims that the recipient should click a link to read four missed emails.

'Freedom Award Lottery Promotion Agency' Facebook Page Scam
Facebook Page billing itself as the "Freedom Award Lottery Promotion Agency Company" acts as a contact point for people who have been notified that they have won a large sum of money in the "Facebook Freedom Lottery". During the course of the scam, victims may be tricked into giving their Facebook password to criminals.

ANZ Phishing Scam - 'We Detected a Login Attempt With a Valid Password'
Notification email purporting to be from Australian bank, ANZ, claims that a login attempt with a valid password from an unrecognized device has been detected. Recipients are urged to click an account review link if they did not make such a login attempt.

'Microsoft Facebook Yahoo Windows Live Award' Advance Fee Scam
Message claims the recipient has won £650,000 in a prize award organized by Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Windows Live and should contact the "fiduciary agent" to begin processing of the prize claim.

Charles F. Feeney 'Grant Donation' Advance Fee Scam
Email purporting to be from millionaire philanthropist Charles Francis Feeney claims that the recipient has been awarded a grant of 1.9 million US dollars based on the random selection of his or her email address online.

'Apple ID Information Updated' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from Apple claims that the recipient's Apple ID information was updated. The recipient is urged to click a link and change the account password if her or she believes that the change was in error or was unauthorised.

Westpac 'Login Attempt From Unrecognized Device' Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be from Australian bank Westpac claims that a login attempt with a valid password from an unrecognized device has been detected on the recipient's account.

'Really Bad Virus' Warning
Circulating social media message warns users about a "really bad virus" that can encrypt your entire computer and show a message demanding that you send $300 to a specified address.

BMW M5 Giveaway Like-Farming Scam
Messages being shared on Facebook claim that "for the 1st time on Facebook", users who like a Facebook Page, share the promotional image and comment with their desired car colour can have a chance to win a BMW M5.

'Baby Andrei Needs Help' Facebook Page Donations Scam
Facebook Page asks users to send donations to help Baby Andrei who was born with almost no intestines.

'Pieces of iPad' Giveaway Facebook Scam
Message being shared across Facebook claims that a particular Page is giving away 193 "pieces of iPad 2" to users who share an image and like the Page.

Chevrolet Camaro Giveaway Like-Farming Scam
Facebook Page claims that "for the first time ever in Facebook history" a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro is being given away on Facebook. To enter, users are instructed to like the Fan Page, share an image of the Camaro, and state their desired car colour via a comment.

PayPal 'ASDA Stores Order' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that the recipient has submitted an order for 59.99 GBP to Asda Stores.

Orange 'Account Notification' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from UK mobile and Internet service provider Orange claims that new features have been added to the recipient's profile and that he or she must click a link to update account details for the new system.

Qantas Job Offer Scam Email
Email purporting to be from Australian airline Qantas claims that a number of jobs are available at the company and invites interested applicants to email their resume for consideration.

Payment Slip Confirmation Malware Email
Email asks recipients to confirm a supposed payment by reviewing a payment slip contained in an attached file.

American Express 'Unusual Activity' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from credit card provider American Express claims that irregular and unusual activity has been detected on the recipient's account and he or she must click a link to verify account details or the account will be restricted.

'Secutiry Info' Phone Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be from the "technical security services department" claims that an error found in the user's account could result in an account suspension unless the user calls an included phone number to validate card information.

iPhone 6 Like-Farming Scam
Circulating Facebook message claims that users who share a promotional image can get an iPhone 6 for free.

IRS 'Invalid File Alert' Malware Email
Email purporting to be from the IRS claims that errors have been found in files electronically submitted by the recipient.

Advance Fee Scam - 'MasterCard World Lottery 2013'
Message purporting to be from credit card provider MasterCard claims that the recipient has won a million dollars in the MasterCard World Lottery for 2013.

Phone Text Message Credit Card Phishing Scam
"Mobile banking alert" sent via phone text message claims that the recipient's debit card has been blocked. The message instructs the recipient to go to a "personal link" to unblock the card.

Disney Cruise Line Job Offer Scam
Email purporting to be from Disney Cruise Line claims that a number of positions are currently available and invites recipients to contact a "client service officer" to get an application form.

MoneyGram International 73rd Anniversary Reward Advance Fee Scam
Message purporting to be from MoneyGram claims that the company is rewarding customers with prizes of $60,000 as a means of celebrating its 73rd Anniversary.

Radisson Blu Hotel Job Vacancy Scam Email
Email purporting to be from international hotel chain, Radisson claims that jobs are available at a Radisson hotel in London and interested applicants should email their CV's or call for further discussions.

Reshipping Fraud - Parcel Mule Scams
Jobs offered online or via email claim that participants can earn money by receiving items and resending them to specified addresses.

'Apple Account Frozen' Phishing Scam
Email claiming to be from Apple advises that the recipient's Apple account has been frozen and will remain frozen until the recipient opens an attached file and validates account information.

HM Revenue & Customs Refund of Overpayments Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from the UK tax department HM Revenue & Customs claims that the recipient has made tax overpayments over the last three years and is therefore owed a refund. The recipient is instructed to fill in a form contained in an attached file to claim the repayment.

Apple iPhone 5c Giveaway Like-Farming Scam
Facebook Page claims that users who like and share a promotional image can gain a chance to win a new Apple iPhone 5c.

Fake Companies House Emails Contain Malware
Emails purporting to be from the UK government's Companies House claim that a company complaint has been submitted against the recipient. The emails claim that more information can be viewed by opening an attached file.

s Land Registry Debit Notification Malware Emails
Emails purporting to be from the UK's Land Registry claim that fees will be debited from the recipient's account in the coming days. The messages claim that users can access details about the fees to be debited by opening an attached file.

'Email Account Pending Deactivation' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from the "Mail Administrator" claims that the user's email account is pending deactivation and will be terminated within 24 hours if the user does not click a link to sign in and update the account.

NatWest 'Bonus Reward' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from UK bank NatWest, claims that the recipient's account has been selected to receive a bonus. The recipient is instructed to click a link to confirm identity and claim the bonus.

Google Support 'Message Blocked' Pharmacy Spam Email
Email purporting to be from Google Support claims that a message sent by the recipient has been blocked. The recipient is urged to click a link to read the blocked message or get more information.

Bogus LinkedIn Invites Open Drug Store Spam Sites
Message purporting to be from business orientated social network LinkedIn claims that a user has invited the recipient to connect on the network.

Kitten Giveaway Scam
Reply to an online enquiry about free kittens claims that the sender is giving away two registered pedigree kittens and that the recipient need only pay for the shipping of the animals to adopt them.

Dave and Angela Dawes Advance Fee Lottery Scams
Email purporting to be from UK lottery winners Dave and Angela Dawes claims that recipients have been randomly selected to receive 1.5 million pounds from the couple as part of a charity initiative.

Michelin Global Grant Program Advance Fee Scam
Message purporting to be from tyre company Michelin claims that the recipient has been awarded a grant of £1,500,000 as part of the company's "global economic empowerment program".

Western Union Mystery Shopper Money Laundering Scam
Email offers the recipient work as a mystery shopper evaluating Western Union outlets. The messages claim workers will be sent certified checks to cover evaluation costs and their pay.

Phishing Email Masquerades as 'Trojan Virus' Infection Warning
Email purporting to be from an email service provider claims that the recipient's email has been infected with a Trojan Virus. The message claims that the recipient must click a link to delete the virus and recover the email account.

Westpac 'New Confirmation Form' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from Australian bank Westpac claims that all customers must complete and submit a new "confirmation form" contained in an attached file.

JetBlue Vacation Giveaway Like Farming Scam
Facebook Page posing as a JetBlue Airways page claims that Facebook users can win a six day all expenses paid vacation just by liking and sharing a promotional image.

Suncorp Bank 'New Database Transfiguration' Phishing Scam
Email claims that the recipient's Suncorp account is about to expire due to a "new database transfiguration" and he or she must click a "security link" to keep the account from being suspended.

Delta Airlines Survey Scam
Facebook Page masquerading as an official Delta Airlines Page claims that it is giving Facebook users who share a promotional image and click a link the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to Disney World.

'Unclaimed Tesco Voucher' Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be from Tesco claims that the recipient is eligible to receive 2000 pounds worth of unclaimed Tesco vouchers.

ATO Tax Refund Malware Emails
Email purporting to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) claims that the recipient is eligible for a tax refund and should open an attached .zip file containing a Microsoft Word document for further details.

Six Flags Free Season Tickets Like-Farming Scam
Message being distributed on Facebook claims that Six Flags theme parks are giving away free season tickets to Facebook users who like and share a promotional image and click a link to claim their prize.

Bank of America 'Transaction is Completed' Malware Emails
Emails purporting to be from Bank of America claim that a transaction has been completed and that a large sum of money has been successfully transferred. The message claims that a payment receipt is included in an attached file.

BT Yahoo! Mail 'Classic Version Closing' Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be from BT Yahoo warns recipients that the classic version of the BT Yahoo! email system is closing and users must click a link to upgrade to the new system. Users are warned that their email will no longer work if they fail to upgrade.

X Factor Australia Like Farming Scam
Facebook Page purporting to be the X Factor Australia fan page claims that users who like the Page and share a promotional image can win 1 of 250 iMac computers.

Costco Voucher Giveaway Like-Farming and Survey Scam
Circulating Facebook messages claim that users can get a $500 voucher from Costco by liking and sharing a picture, posting a comment and clicking a link.

Gareth & Catherine Bull Advance Fee Lottery Scam
Email purporting to be from UK lottery winners Gareth & Catherine Bull claims that the couple has decided to donate £1.5 million to ten people as part of a charity project and that the recipient is one of those selected.

Qantas 'E-Ticket Itinerary Receipt' Malware Email
Email purporting to be from Australian based airline Qantas claims that recipients can view an 'E-Ticket Itinerary Receipt' by opening an attached file.

American Express 'Online Security Service Notification' Phishing Scam
Email claiming to be from American Express informs recipients that they must click a link to update online banking account information because new security measures are being imposed.

Bank of America Merchant Statement Malware Email
Message purporting to be from Bank of America claims that recipients can view a Paymentech electronic Merchant Billing Statement by opening an attached file.

‘Disneyland SuMMer Vacation’ Free Tickets Like-Farming Scam
Facebook Page claims to be giving away several hundred tickets to Disneyland because the tickets have been returned and therefore cannot be sold.

MBNA 'Request to Terminate Online Card Services' Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be from online credit card provider MBNA claims that they are processing the recipient's request to terminate his or her online card services. The user is instructed to click a link if he or she did not request such a termination and wishes to continue using the service.

Big W Samsung TV Giveaway Like-Farming Scam
Facebook Page purporting to be that of Australian retail giant Big W claims that users can win a 40 inch Samsung TV just by sharing and liking a promotional image.

'Confirm Your Apple Account' Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be from Apple claims that the recipient needs to click a link to log into his or her Apple account and confirm ownership.

Windows Live - Hotmail Account Closure Phishing Scam
Emails purporting to be from Windows Live - Hotmail Customer Care claim that the recipient must confirm his or her Windows Live account by replying with account login details within a specified time frame or risk having the account closed down. Alternative versions instruct users to click a link to supply login details.

Harvey Norman Like Farming Scam
Facebook Page touting itself as the official Harvey Norman Australia Facebook Page claims that users who share and like a promotional photograph can win a 40 inch Samsung Smart TV.

Amazon 'Important Message From Security Center' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from the Security Center at Amazon Web Services claims that recipients need to click a link to read an important message or risk having their Amazon account restricted.

Kmart Australia Giveaway Like-Farming Scam
Facebook Page claiming to be the official Kmart Australia page offers giveaways of expensive items such as TV's and iPads to users who like the page and share its images.

Expedia Travel Itinerary Malware Email
Email purporting to be a trip itinerary from travel booking service Expedia.com.au provides details for a recently booked trip and claims that recipients can view trip details in an attached file.

'Google Account Hacked' Text Message Scam
Text message claims that the recipient's Google account has been hacked and he or she needs to reply with a specified code word to receive a call to verify and reactivate the account.

Wonga.com 'Account Error' Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be from short-term loan company Wonga.com claims that, due to a database error, customers must fill in and submit an attached HTML form to update their account and avoid a hold being placed on their funds.

Pepsi Cola Bottling Company 'Grant Compensation' Advance Fee Scam
Message purporting to be from the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company claims that the recipient has won $890,000 in the company's 2013 "grant compensation" draw and need only tender an insurance fee of $141 to claim the prize.

Advance Fee Scammers Using Cloned FB Accounts To Gain Victims
A description of how advance fee scammers are using cloned Facebook profiles to find new victims.

Browser and Operating System Survey Scam
Links in various spam emails point to a website that claims that recipients cam win an expensive prize in exchange for filling in an "opinion survey" about the browser and operating system that they are using.

Bank of Montreal 'Customer Satisfaction Survey' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from the Bank of Montreal (BMO) claims that it is conducting a customer survey and will credit $180 to the accounts of those willing to participate.

Like-Farming Giveaway Scam Pretends to be Official Argos Facebook Page
Facebook Page, which masquerades as the official Page for UK retail store Argos, claims that that users who share a photo and like the Page can win a 47 inch HD TV.

Advance Fee Scam - Google 15th Anniversary Awards
Message purporting to be from Google claims that the "email owner" has won eight hundred thousand British pounds in the Google 15th Anniversary Awards.

HM Revenue & Customs 'Unclaimed Refund' Phishing Scam
Email, purporting to be from the UK's HM Revenue & Customs, advises that the recipient is yet to claim a tax refund and should click a link to submit a tax refund request.

Ticketmaster 'Ticket Order Confirmation' Scam Emails
Email purporting to be from event ticket provider, Ticketmaster claims to be a "ticket order confirmation" for a recent ticket purchase. The message claims that details of the ticket purchase can be found in an attached file.

UPS 'Parcel Has Been Found' Malware Email
Email purporting to be from UPS claims that a parcel lost in the Christmas rush has now been found and sent. The email contains a link that supposedly opens a shipment label for the parcel.

NAB Survey Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be from the National Australia Bank (NAB) claims that customers can earn a reward of $100 by clicking a link and filling in an online form.

Vodafone Tax Refund Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from phone service provider Vodafone claims that recipients are eligible to receive a tax refund and should click a link to access an online refund form.

Vodafone System Update Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from phone service provider Vodafone claims that, due to a new system update, customers must click a link to login and confirm their email address.

SunTrust Bank Phishing Scam Email
Email purporting to be an Activity Summary from US based bank SunTrust claims that the recipient's contact information has been updated and that he or she can click a link to view the updates.

Facebook Account Locked Due to Malware Warning
Message circulating on Facebook warns users not to click on a popup window advising that their Facebook account has been temporarily locked because malware has been detected on their computer. According to the message, clicking "continue" on the popup will install a virus that will wipe out the user's computer.

'European Financial Surveillance Union' Advance Fee Scam
Message purporting to be from an entity called the "European Financial Surveillance Union" claims that a "payment verdict" has been reached and that funds previously promised to the recipient but never sent will now finally be payed via an immediate cash delivery.

Facebook 'Fan Page Verification Program' Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be from Facebook Security claims that a new security feature called the "Fan Page Verification Program" is being implemented and that Page owners must click a link and choose a ten digit security code to complete the process. Recipients are warned that their Page will be suspended permanently if the process is not completed by May 30, 2013.

Lottery Scammers Exploit Names of Real Lottery Winners Violet and Allen Large
Email purporting to be from Canadian Lottery winners Violet and Allen Large claims that the couple has decided to donate $2 million of their winnings to the recipient. The message asks the recipient to contact the couple via email to find out more details about the donation.

Eminem was NOT Stabbed
Message circulating via social media claims that rapper Eminem has been stabbed four times and urges recipients to click a link to view a video of the stabbing.

Facebook Like-Farming Scams
An increasing number of bogus Pages appearing on Facebook are designed to do nothing more than artificially increase their popularity by tricking users into "liking" them. This tactic has come to be known as "like-farming". The goal of these unscrupulous like-farmers is to increase the value of Facebook Pages so that they can be sold on the black market to other scammers and/or used to market dubious products and services and distribute further scams.

ANZ 'Quick 3-Question Survey' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from ANZ claims that recipients can have $35 credited to their accounts just for opening an attached file and filling in a brief survey.

'Facebook Online International Lottery' Advance Fee Scam
Email purporting to be from Facebook claims that the recipient has won $950,000 in the annual Facebook Online International Lottery and should contact the Facebook "disbursement department" to claim the prize.

Citibank Paymentech Billing Statement Malware Emails
Email purporting to be from Citibank Paymentech invites recipients to open an attached file to view a Merchant Billing Statement.

'Wire Transfer Canceled' Malware Email
Email purporting to be from the US Federal Reserve claims that a wire transfer sent from the recipient's bank account was not processed and that details about the transfer can be viewed in an attached file.

BMW Advance Fee Prize Scam
Email purporting to be from car maker BMW claims that the recipient has won 450,000 pounds and a BMW in an "international promotion program" run by the company.

Facebook Profile Viewer Scam
Message being spammed across Facebook claims that users can follow a link to install an app that allows them to check who has been viewing their profile.

Facebook 'Account May Not Be Authentic' Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be from Facebook claims that the recipient's Facebook account is to be blocked because the account may not be authentic. The recipient is instructed to click a link to reconfirm the account within 24 hours and is warned that failing to reconfirm will result in permanent removal of the account.

Craigslist Overpayment Scam Warning Message
Message circulating on Facebook describes a Craigslist user's experience with an an overpayment scam and warns other users to watch out for such criminal tactics.

Fake Cover-More Insurance Emails Carry Malware
Email purporting to be a policy purchase notification from Australian travel insurance provider Cover-More urges recipients to open an attached .zip file to view a Certificate of Insurance.

NatWest 'Inadequate Security Enrollment' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from UK bank NatWest, claims that the recipient's online banking has been disabled due to "Inadequate security enrollment" or a login error. The recipient is instructed to click a link to login to reactive the account.

'Warning Code: 11XXTT8765' Email Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from the "Admin Team" claims that, due to a scheduled maintenance and upgrade, users must reply with their email password or their email account will be terminated.

'Your PayPal Account Was Deleted' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that the recipient's PayPal account has been deleted and he or she must click a "Recover Account" link to get the account back.

Child Porn Ransomware Warning
Circulating message warns users about a type of virus that locks files on the infected computer and threatens to inform the police that the victim has been downloading child porn if he or she does not pay a fee to have incriminating files removed.

ACH Processing Service Malware Email
Message purporting to be from the Automated Clearing House (ACH) claims that a file submitted by a user has been successfully processed and invites recipients to click a link to read more information about the large sum transactions listed.

Beware - 'Unsealed' Product Giveaways on Facebook
AVarious Pages on Facebook claim to be giving away expensive products such as iPads, smart phones and beauty products because they are unsealed and therefore cannot be sold. Participants are instructed to "like" the Page and share a photo to earn a chance to receive one of the free products.

Fake CNN Emails About Pope Point to Malware
Emails purporting to be CNN notifications suggest that recipients click a link to read CNN.com articles relating to the pope.

'Confidential Document' Google Docs Phishing Scam
Email asks the recipient to click a link to view an important confidential document in Google Docs.v

AOL Password Phishing Scam - 'TJ2117 Virus Detected'
Email purporting to be from AOL claims that a TJ2117 virus has been detected in the recipient's computer folders and he or she must click a link to login and switch to a secure anti virus system.

Westpac '3 Incorrect Logins' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from Australian bank Westpac, claims that the recipient's account has been limited due to three incorrect login attempts and he or she should fill in and submit an attached form within 24 hours, or the account may be suspended.

Survey Scam - 'Malfunctioning Online Store Giving Free iPads'
Message distributed on Facebook claims that an online store is malfunctioning because they forgot to include a payment page and customers are therefore receiving free iPads as a result.Y

Xbox 720 Bogus Facebook Giveaway
Message being distributed on Facebook claims that users can have the chance to win an Xbox 720 by liking and sharing a promotional image and liking an associated Facebook Page.

Free PlayStation 4 For Testers Survey Scam
Messages being distributed on Facebook claim that Sony is looking for people to test the new PlayStation 4 and that they will get to keep the test PlayStation so long as they like a Facebook Page and share the post.

Facebook Page 'Violation of Terms' Phishing Scam
Inbox message purporting to be from "Mark Zurckerberg" claims that the user's Facebook Page has violated the Facebook Terms of Service and may be permanently deleted unless the account is verified by clicking a link in the message.

Rihanna 'S3X' Tape Survey Scam Messages Hit Facebook
Messages spreading via Facebook comments promise clickers salacious footage of popular singing star Rihanna and her boyfriend.

BT Yahoo 'Final Warning' Phishing Scam
Message purporting to be a "Final Warning" from BT Yahoo claims that users must immediately click a link to verify their account before they can receive pending emails.

Facebook Team Security 2013 Phishing Scam - 'Last Warning - Your Account Will Be Disabled'
Message purporting to be a "last warning" from Facebook Security 2013 claims that recipients must click a link and re-confirm their account within 24 hours or their Facebook account will be deleted.

O2 Shop 'View Bill Online' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from UK based service provider O2, claims that recipients can open an attached file to view their bill online.

'Facebook Technical Support' Pharmacy Spam
Email purporting to be a notification from Facebook Technical Support claims that the recipient has a message awaiting a response and he or she should click a "Go to Facebook" button to read the message.br />
Taylor Swift 'Sex Tape Leaked' Facebook Scam
Message on Facebook claims that popular US singer Taylor Swift's iPhone has been hacked and that recipients can click a link to view a sex tape taken from the phone and leaked on the Internet.

Free Disneyland Tickets Survey Scam
Various Facebook messages claim that users can receive free tickets to Disneyland by liking and sharing a picture and participating in online surveys.

Bogus Telstra 'Email Bill' Carries Malware
Email purporting to be a bill notification from Australian telecommunications company Telstra urges recipients to open an attached file to deal with an overdue account.

Criminals Use Names of Lottery Winners Adrian and Gillian Bayford in Advance Fee Scams
Emails purporting to be from UK EuroMillions winners Adrian and Gillian Bayford claim that the the recipient's email address was selected as a winner of a cash grant of one million pounds.

Westpac 'Credit Card Suspended' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from large Australian bank Westpac claims that there was an error detected in the recipient's credit card account and asks him or her to click a link to update account information or risk permanent suspension of the card.

Computer Security Articles - 2012