Today’s Cyberthreats: Tax-Time Scam, Mistaken Identity
Each weekday, TechNewsDaily’s colleagues at SecurityNewsDaily give us a roundup on what’s worrying the guardians of cyberspace. Here’s what’s happening:
TAX-TIME SCAM: Getting e-mails claiming that the IRS has rejected your tax return? Don’t believe them. Cyberscammers are using the messages to spread a well-known form of malware.
IT’S NOT ME, OFFICER: Owners of 84,000 amateur Web sites woke up Saturday morning to find their sites replaced by notices stating they’d been seized by the federal government for harboring child pornography. It was all a mistake, one that the Department of Homeland Security has yet to acknowledge.
INFECTED ANDROID: Another threat to Android smartphones has been found in China. This one hides itself in apps from unauthorized stores, then queries search engines without your knowledge -- and that’s just the beginning.
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