Choose wisely your Cloud. Not all of them are safe.

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This is something that got my attention in a particular way because most of the people today store their videos, photos in a cloud but there are others that store even important information like bank information.

CloudFanta Malware Steals Banking Information Via Cloud Storage Apps

Watch out, threat research labs Netskope spotted the CloudFanta Malware Stealing Banking Information Via Cloud Storage Apps.

Threat Research Labs, Netskope, published a detailed research on the malware “CloudFanta” campaign, suspect since July 2016 to steal more than 26,000 worth of email credentials. CloudFanta benefits from the ‘SugarSync’ – a cloud storage app – to distribute itself and steal user credentials and monitor online banking activities to extract sensitive information. Find out how…

This is no joking, I thought it was impossible and was quite shocked when I found out. But why it comes to me with such surprise? In this day and age all is possible. The cyber crooks come up with many inventive ways every day in order to steal our info and I’m not saying it in a good way.

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This is one of the reasons why I’m a bit old fashioned when it comes to storing my sensible information. I still print or write my details and store them in a portfolio somewhere safe in my house. At least the most crucial information like my bank details.

Still I can’t negate the fact that MOST of my accounts are stored online.

 

Be sure to check the website for malware or viruses before you register, this applies to EVERY site not just the ones you consider that are important. It doesn’t take more than 10 seconds and eventually it will become a habit.

Also look if the app haves a website and it’s represented by a group of people, check the website, does it have a facebook page or other social media? How many people are engaged with that particular page or profile? Write the site or app name in Google and after it write “review”/”reviews” to see what other people have’s to say about it.

Don’t just simply download an app or register on a website the first time you see it. This check is what I use and it doesn’t take more than two minutes.

Spam emails can buy Ferraris. Want to know how?

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So we know that spam emails are mostly used to promote a product or service in an annoying way, mostly. Sometimes the newsletters we willingly subscribe to end up spamming us. Thanks to the email service providers most of them get automatically sent to the spam folder and there they remain.

There are also some very dangerous emails that we really should avoid. They contain files or a link and the moment you click on them your money balance suffers. Going trough email as usual until you find a “winning” lottery ticket. The temptation is just to big and you click it. In the end you win nothing but a malware that steals your credit card information.

This is a known possibility. But have you wondered what happens on the other side? I mean sure, the crook might buy a new phone or…whatever. Is the risk of getting caught worth it in the end?

    Florida man ran $1.35m hack-and-spam racket with 50m-plus addresses

                                     The wages of sin include a Ferrari F430

The leader of a spamming gang that took over corporate servers and private email accounts to send out spam has pled guilty to charges of computer hacking and identity theft.

Timothy Livingston, 31, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, worked with two other partners to run A Whole Lot of Nothing, LLC. The shell company pulled in hundreds of thousands of dollars between January 2012 and June 2015 with spamming campaigns for illicit drugs, and also targeted some legitimate companies.

Now we know why we get so much spam email. It’s hell to stay every morning sitting at your computer for an hour or so to go trough the email just to find one good email in a hundred. Actually this is quite enjoyable for me, I wake up turn on the computer and sit with a nice coup of tea unsubscribing and deleting emails while the nice warm sun’s light is passing trough the window. But in case you don’t like tea:

                                  How to Stop Spam

Spam has become a constant fixture in our online lives. While it’s easy to gloss over spam in your inbox, accidentally clicking a spam link can lead to virus infection and identity theft. Take the fight to the spammers by actively blocking the spam that you receive, as well as preventing future spam. Your inbox will thank you.

Unwanted emails that can buy Ferraris, pieces of code that kidnap computer files. Where are we heading towards?! Ha ha, just kidding. Stay informed and avoid suspicious files and links and you’ll be safe and Please! If you want to buy a Ferrari think of better legit method. Thanks!

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