CYBER CRIME: Christmas SPYWARE!!!

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  1. Kiran.dks

    Kiran.dks New Member

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    Cyber-criminals gear up for a merry Christmas
    Malware from China and Russia targeting information for identity theft

    As online shoppers gear up for a season of intensive spending in the run up to Christmas, online fraudsters are also preparing for their busiest time of the year.

    Online shoppers spent nearly $10bn during the holiday season last year, 24 per cent more than in 2004, indicating a significant number people at risk.

    Security company PC Tools, which specialises in detecting spyware and viruses, warned that shoppers should exercise caution when going to new internet sites to make purchases.

    Consumers are advised to look for labels indicating that transactions are protected, and should make purchases from trusted providers if possible. Shoppers should never provide personal information in response to an email request.

    "One in 10 holiday shoppers can expect some form of spyware, adware or other internet attack as they conduct transactions on the web," said Michael Greene, vice president for product strategy at PC Tools.

    "Many consumers are simply not aware that surfing the web can cause problems leading to identity theft or computer lock up."

    Greene added that holiday shopping is perfect for hackers who use spyware, key-loggers and phishing techniques to cull passwords and sensitive information from users.


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    thanks for the Info
     
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    WHY DON'T PPL UNDERSTAND THAT HACKERS ARE NOT BAD...ITS BLACK HAT HACKERS OR CRACKERS WHO DO WRONG THINGS AND WE GET THE **** BLAME...WHY DO PPL HAVE TO BLAME US FOR EVERYTHING ....HACKERS ARE NOT EVILS GENIUSES ...ITS CRACKERS OR BLACK HAT HACKERS WHO DO THESE THINGS...BESIDES MANY SUCH STUPID THINGS ARE DONE BY PPL WHO USE PRECOMPILED TOOLS AND OTHER'S TECHNIQUES TO CARRY OUT SUCH THINGS ...THEY ARE NOT EVEN HACKERS..THEY ARE CALLED KIDDIES.... I AM SORRY THAT I AM FUMING OR THAT I HAVE SAID SOMETHING RUDE...BUT AFTER ALL THAT HOURS OF HARDWORK AND STUDIES TO BECOME A HACKER ALL I GET TO HEAR IS THAT HACKERS ARE THIEVES ..ITS REALLY ANNOYING....ITS A LEGACY AM A PART OF AND I AM PROUD OF IT....:-X
     
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    R u a hacker ??? so HACK ME dude :D
     
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    yes i am agree with mihirvashist becoz the enng having knowledge about to generate a program but hacker can do every thing if he wants.hacker is knowledge of hardware and software and they r master in his field.

    and u ketanbodas R u a hacker ??? so HACK ME dude wat do u mean he is telling some thing about this thing and u r doing pinch him. i think u don't no nobody is safe.
     
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    thanks for warning us, and mihirvashist, what sprt of white hacking do you do??:)
     
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    Welcome guys!


    You are right dude. However, the name in this news refers to 'Bad Hackers!' :) You need not worry. ;) Continue Hacking!
     
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    sorry...i don't hack for fun..i do it to gain knowledge...i don't want to cause harm 2 anyone..becoz if i do then i'll be in the same category of ppl i hate the most.....
    hope you understand...
    and yes for all those who want to know my hacking spirit...let me inform you hacking is all abt learning...not breaking into computer systems.......
     
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    ax3 Cool as a CUCUMBAR ! ! !

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    thanx 4 the info ........
     
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    thanks for the info..
    And i agree with mihirvashist they should not blame hackers...
    after all we create problems to find solutions....

    peace
     
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