Action against criminal website that offered ‘spoofing’ services to fraudsters: 142 arrests (Europol)

Europol: Action against criminal website that offered ‘spoofing’ services to fraudsters: 142 arrests. “Judicial and law enforcement authorities in Europe, Australia, the United States, Ukraine, and Canada have taken down a website that allowed fraudsters to impersonate trusted corporations or contacts to access sensitive information from victims, a type of cybercrime known as ‘spoofing’. The website is believed to have caused an estimated worldwide loss in excess of GBP 100 million (EUR 115 million).”

ZDNet: New LTE attacks can snoop on messages, track locations and spoof emergency alerts

ZDNet: New LTE attacks can snoop on messages, track locations and spoof emergency alerts . “A slew of newly discovered vulnerabilities can wreak havoc on 4G LTE network users by eavesdropping on phone calls and text messages, knocking devices offline, and even spoofing emergency alerts. Ten attacks detailed in a new paper by researchers at Purdue University and the University of Iowa expose weaknesses in three critical protocol operations of the cellular network, such as securely attaching a device to the network and maintaining a connection to receive calls and messages.”

The New York Times on Facebook Account Spoofing

I have mentioned before that Facebook is having an increasing problem with spoofed accounts. I have also mentioned Alan Levine’s attempts to have Facebook shut down the people who are misusing his images and his subsequent frustration. I wonder if Facebook will take it more seriously now it’s being written about in the New York Times? “…the Haggler has found Facebook useful when trying to contact people for this column. Recently, however, he learned that it would be wise to approach the social network with a touch of skepticism.”