Today’s Cyberthreats: iTunes Hacks, IRS Scams
Each weekday, TechNewsDaily’s colleagues at SecurityNewsDaily give us a roundup on what’s worrying the guardians of cyberspace. Here’s what’s happening:
iTUNES HACKS: Online criminals are hacking into iTunes accounts and illegally purchasing music and apps. The problem has been occurring for months, but Apple is remaining tight-lipped about it.
‘LIZAMOON’ ITUNES ATTACK: Computer criminals are injecting malicious code called LizaMoon into hundreds of thousands of Web pages — included many associated with iTunes — in an attempt to trick them into purchasing rogue antivirus software.
IRS SCAM: Fake emails pretending to be from the IRS are circulating around the Web, tricking people into handing over their Social Security numbers, e-file PIN and income, which can be used to scam the IRS.
FBI SECRET MURDER MYSTERY: The FBI is looking for help decrypting two notes found in the pocket of a St. Louis murder victim in 1999. The notes remain the only clue to solving the mystery murder.