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FTC says scammers stole millions, using virtual companies

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has disrupted a long-running online scam that allowed offshore fraudsters to steal millions of dollars from U.S. consumers.

AVG brings LinkScanner malware detector to the Mac

On Monday, AVG Technologies will unveil a Mac version of AVG LinkScanner. The free download scans Website links for potential malware and phishing threats.

Passwords, scams, and you

While you may not have been held at gunpoint in the UK, something bad happened to your e-mail account. The how and what-to-do of it.

Report blames 'Avalanche' group for most phishing

One phishing group -- called Avalanche -- was responsible for two-thirds of phishing attacks in the last half of 2009.

Facebook takes steps to deal with gift card scams

Facebook is taking steps to crack down on fake gift card scams on the site.

Google protects Gmail users with suspicious activity alert

Google hopes to help users combat e-mail fraud and identity theft with a new feature that will alert Gmail users when suspicious activity indicates a potential compromise of the e-mail account.

Twitter to begin screening some links for phishing

Twitter launched a new link-screening service aimed at preventing phishing and other malicious attacks on users of the popular microblogging service.

Bugs & Fixes: Adobe Reader phishing scam

Want to avoid becoming the victim of a phishing scam? Your first line of defense is usually a little common sense, Ted Landau writes.

Google confirms Gmail phishing attack

Google confirmed that passwords for its free Gmail online e-mail service had been harvested by hackers, but downplayed the phishing attack as involving a "small" number of accounts.

Do phishers have more poles in the water?

Data on phishing attacks is often vastly different depending on the statistics collected by various vendors and other organizations.