Everything you think you know about cyber criminals is WRONG

Posted on: March 30th, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments

According to report from The  John Grieve Centre for Policing and Security at London Metropolitan University, all our assumptions about cyber criminals are completely wrong.

The report suggests that many of today’s cyber criminals and fraudsters are middle aged and possess only the most basic of IT skills.

This flies in the face of the image most people had conceived, that cyber criminals were teenage boys, elite hackers, Idealistic views and scores to settle with the government.

An image portrayed in Hollywood and other forms of media.

The research, led by criminologist Dr Michael McGuire, blames “80 per cent of cybercrime” on your common variety thugs and criminals.

It would seem Cybercrime is far from the preserve of elite hackers as portrayed in the media – nearly half of cyber-crooks are over 35 years old, and less than a third are under 25.

Business IT Support: FedEX Email Notification Scam

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012 by Tetrabyte No Comments


Tetrabyte Managed I.T. Support FedEx Scam beware

I.T. Support FedEx Scam beware

Even people in IT Support are prone to receiving deceiving emails from scam companies looking to infiltrate the computers of unsuspecting victims, Tetrabyte received this email just this morning, claiming to be from FedEx with a pretty benign looking “FedEx.zip” attachment. Tetrabyte would like to take the time to warn people about these scam emails and the danger they present to the online community. It’s important to Tetrabyte, as a Business I.T. Support Company we take this kind of fraud very seriously indeed and that we take the time to inform our readers. If you have received such an email, please do not open it.

The details of the FedEx notification email were as follows:

From:    FedEx (customs-cleared@fedex.com)

Sent:     22 February 2012 07:39:46

To:          Tetrabyte

1 attachment | Download all as zip (40.4 KB)

Invoice_ID48154.zip (40.4 KB)

Post notification,

Your package has been returned to the FedEx office.
The reason of the return is – Incorrect delivery address of the package.
Please print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our office.

FedEx Express Services.

If you have received a message from FedEx that is simular in nature, simply delete it from your inbox and if it has any variations, please post it here for other to see. – simply leave a comment below.

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