Google is urging Gmail clients to change their passwords after a database with client data was exposed online by hackers.
Hackers revealed about 5 million Gmail account details and passwords on Bit coin Security – a well known Russian site gave to cryptocurrency.
The individual who released the points of interest said the record holders were English, Spanish and Russian – with 60 percent of those records still active.
Google is warning affected clients to make moves to further ensure their Gmail accounts, for example, making a stronger password and utilizing an additional security feature called two-step authentication.
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A 44 year old man Exec Jonathan Burrows of East Sussex was an executive of one of the biggest fare dodger in history – avoiding the £21.50-a-day fee in rail ticket, despite owning two mansions worth £4million.His commuting scam came to a picture when a ticket officer at London’s Cannon Street station, saw him swiping through the ticket barriers with his pre-paid Oyster travel card.
He was not using his oyster card to travel from London Bridge .i.e. East Sussex to Cannon Street. Jonathan owned £42,550 in unpaid fares, plus £450 in legal costs. All BlackRock wanted to do was make things easier for all.
It had no prurient pecuniary motive in launching its own corporate bond-trading platform. It just wanted to help. That’s how it’s become the world’s largest money. Jonathan was a fund manager in BlackRock dealing with millions of pounds on daily basis. He was one among the biggest asset manager all over the world.
In Aberdeen city, one of the victims had been applied for a vacancy which offered online training courses for the offshore oil and gas industry. The website was being named by“First Oil Energy”, which presented it as a fastest growing company located in Aberdeen.With the promise of a future career, the victim handed over money for an online training course through the website.
Scammers told the victim that after completion of training course the victim would be part of the firm. For training course an amount was paid but then the scammers informed the victim that there is some hike in fees. The fraudsters charged some $1000 to the victim. This oil and gas industry website was being developed and registered by some individuals. They were identified as non-trading UK individuals. These kinds of websites appear to be part of scam.
Be careful when applying any online courses or jobs that request for money transactions. Check for all the terms and conditions before payment as well as be aware of all kinds of scams.
Spammers collect e-mail addresses from customer lists, websites, newsgroups, chat rooms and viruses which gather users’ address books, and are sold to other spammers.
There are some of the scam related issues:
- Unsolicited bulk e-mail (UBE)
- Unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE)
- 419 Scams
Whenever new security updates are issued, we provide access to these so that we can update software to provide better security on computer. Use free scam checker tools to keep your scam emails out of your inbox. Lots of junk mail is sent to different recipients.
Security researchers at Palo Alto Networks, the Silicon Valley-based security firm, have been tracking a series of cyber attacks affecting clients based in Taiwan and South Korea. Once clicked on the attachment victims download the malicious tools on their devices.
Do not respond to respond to emails asking for accounts, password, banking and credit card information.Make sure you have password on your computer and files. Do not respond to text messages or voicemails that ask you to call a number.
Three methods to avoid whenever you receive an email:
· Spoofed email address
· Fake link
· Forged Website
Some email users have lost their money to fake offers that arrived as spam in their inbox. Scammers know cunning techniques very well how to make their claims. Some spam urges you to sign up for a any offers. Other scams invite you to a website to verify personal information, such as social security or credit card numbers. To avoid these types of scams, review these tips:
- Safeguard your personal information. Share credit card or other private information only when you’re buying from a company you trust.
- Know who you’re dealing with. Don’t do dealing with any company that won’t give its name, address, and telephone no.
- Take your time to complete the offer and the terms; because once you turn over your money, you may never get it back.
- Read the fine print. Obtain it in writing and review terms carefully before signing anything or sending payment.
- Never pay for a “free” gift. Ignore any offer that asks you to pay for a gift or prize.