27 November 2011

Netlog Spam

 I had a English Language Profile at Netlog and deleted it after I got to much Spam Messages in my Inbox. After many Friends asked me to connect with them at Netlog I opened a new Profile there, this Time using their German Server. Within a few days I now found the first spam in my Inbox. The Profile sending this Spam is: http://de.netlog.com/thompson_felicia

and here the message:

feliciathompson014@yahoo.com

Hallo
Mein Name ist felicia, i schöne junge Dame, die für einen Mann meines Lebens sucht bin, sah ich Ihre E-Mail kontaktieren heute nach der Lektüre Ihres Profils und ich wurde für dich interessiert. Ich bin für einen guten Mann, der Liebe zu verstehen als eine Art, Vertrauen und Glauben an sich gegenseitig suchen. Bitte ich werde gerne mehr über mich wissen, antworten mir über meine E-Mail, so dass ich schicke Ihnen mein Bild. Denken Sie daran, Farbe und Entfernung spielt keine Rolle, was zählt, ist Liebe. Schließlich bete ich, dass unser guter Gott begleiten und schützen Sie, wie Sie mich. Durch antworten und bleiben zu segnen,
felicia
Dies ist meine E-Mail

feliciathompson014@yahoo.com

feliciathompson014@yahoo.com


Hello
My name is felicia, i am beautiful young lady who is looking for a man of my life, i saw your email contact today after reading your profile and i became interested in you. I am looking for a good man who understand love as kind, trust and faith in each other. Please i will like to know more about me, reply me via my email so that i will send you my picture. Remember colour and distance does not matter, what matters is love. Finally i pray that our good God will guide and protect you as you reply me .Thanks and remain bless,
felicia
This is my Email

feliciathompson014@yahoo.com

26 November 2011

Facebook declares victory over porn spammers

San Francisco - Facebook has succeeded in blocking a spam attack that had filled users' pages with millions of pornographic and violent images, the company said Wednesday.

The world’s largest social networking platform said it had identified those responsible for launching the attack and would take legal steps against them.
The announcement came a day after the site had fallen victim to one of the worst hacks in its history, with the obnoxious images spreading by masquerading as new Facebook feeds that downloaded poisoned files that were passed on to the victims’ friends.
Some of the images include photoshopped images of Justin Bieber and other celebrities performing sex acts, as well as pictures of extreme violence and even an abused dog.
Facebook said the attack exploited a security flaw in certain browsers, which its engineering team has now blocked from being utilized on the site.
"Protecting the people who use Facebook from spam and malicious content is a top priority for us, and we are always working to improve our systems to isolate and remove material that violates our terms," said Facebook in a statement.
"In addition to the engineering teams that build tools to block spam, we also have a dedicated enforcement team that has already identified those responsible and is working with our legal team to ensure appropriate consequences."//DPA

Sexual Videos Facebook Hoax

A few people posted in the last weeks following message to my Profile, one of my Pages or Groups at Facebook:

ATTENTION: THE HACKERS ARE PUTTING SEXUAL VIDEOS TO YOUR NAME IN THE WALLS / PROFILES OF YOUR FRIENDS WITHOUT YOU KNOWING IT. YOU DONT SEE IT, BUT OTHER PEOPLE CAN SEE IT, AS IF THESE WERE A PUBLICATION THAT YOU MADE! ALSO, THEY'RE SENDING INBOX MSGS TO YOUR FRIENDS ASKING YOU TO CLICK A LINK. DON'T DO IT!! SO IF YOU RECEIVE SOMETHING FROM ME ABOUT A VIDEO OR A STRANGE INBOX MESSAGE, IT'S NOT ME! copy this in your wall. It is for the security of YOUR OWN IMAGE!!! And REPORT IT!!!!! ALSO IF U ARE ASKED TO VOTE ON A PICTURE. DO NOT GO & VOTE: IT'S A HACKER!! POST THIS TO YOUR WALL FOR YOUR FRIENDS
A Friend of mine replied with an very good explanation to this Posts. Thanks to John Williamson, I could not have said it better.


"This one is yet another viral hoax spreading like wildfire on Facebook. Note that the warning is quite vague and doesn't contain much useful information. Copying and pasting general alerts like this doesn't help anyone at all, and it's annoying to see your Facebook Newsfeed littered with them. Just spend a few minutes and check the facts before passing warnings along to your friends."

Scam using CrossLoop

CrossLoop is a consumer Internet company that empowers everyone to help someone anywhere in the world with its free and easy-to-use software application for desktop sharing. CrossLoop connects computer users with trusted, qualified service providers and friends who can provide the support they need quickly and conveniently, but now Crossloop is also invaded by Scammers:

Dear Somchai,

A CrossLoop user would like to contact you for help! Please contact this user as soon as possible.

Name: hellen richard

Email: hellenrichard_84@yahoo.com

Phone:

Contact Instructions:

(hellenrichard84@yahoo.com) Hello, I am hellen How are you? hope you are fine and in perfect condition of health. Please I went through your profile and i read it and took interest in it, please if you don't mind i will like you to write me on this ID (hellenrichard84@yahoo.com) hope to hear from you soon, and I will be waiting for your mail because i have something VERY important to tell you. Lots of love hellen (hellenrichard84@yahoo.com)

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