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Obama-themed malware mauls world+dog

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| The barrage of Obama-themed attacks are part of a broader trend of using
| current events to trick people into following links that lead to attacks. The
| US presidential election has been a favorite source of such attacks over the
| past year, with the names of candidates such as John McCain, Hillary Clinton,
| Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee all invoked.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11...lware_attacks/

Obama Win Spawns New E-Mail Attacks

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| Ballots aren't the only thing Barack Obama is claiming the majority of this
| week. Just one day after the Democrat's presidential win, his likeness is
| popping up on 60 percent of all malware sent across the Internet, one
| security firm reports.
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http://www.pcworld.com/article/15338...ml?tk=rss_news

This man uses Linux, so he's not worried:

Obama-themed malware on the rise

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-100...=2547-1_3-0-20


Recent:

UK banking fraud losses rise to £301.7m

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| UK banking losses due to fraud in the first half of 2008 hit £301.7m compared
| to £263.6m in the same period last year, according to the latest figures from
| UK banking association APACS.
|
| Fraud abroad made up 40 per cent of total card fraud losses reaching £121.2m
| in the period, up 11 per cent of the £108.8m lost last year. That loss was
| through tactics such as the use of counterfeit plastic cards with stolen PINs
| on machines overseas that only check magnetic strips, not chips.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10...g_fraud_soars/


Related:

Online banking fraud 'up 8,000%'

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| The UK has seen an 8,000% increase in fake internet banking scams
| in the past two years, the government's financial watchdog has warned.
|
| The Financial Services Authority (FSA) told peers it was "very concerned"
| about the growth in "phishing".
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6177555.stm
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