Today’s Cyberthreats: Simpsons Scam, ID Theft Made Easy
Each weekday, TechNewsDaily’s colleagues at SecurityNewsDaily give us a roundup on what’s worrying the guardians of cyberspace. Here’s what’s happening today.
SIMPSONS SCAM: Hackers seem to have infiltrated the video-sharing site DailyMotion, promising full episodes of “The Simpsons.” But when the video won’t play, viewers are invited to another site, which attempts to infect them with malware.
DDoS ON THE NILE: The “hactivist” collective known as Anonymous has launched distributed-denial-of-service attacks on Egyptian government websites, knocking at least three of them offline, one day after that country’s authorities blocked access to Twitter during massive antigovernment protests.
ID THEFT MADE EASY: It’s easier to steal someone’s identity than to rob a bank, one expert informs SecurityNewsDaily in an exclusive story that also tells you how to avoid becoming a victim.
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