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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

We recommend you urgently change your password after 771 Million unique email addresses and passwords published online.

The information has been published online after a spam bot dumped the huge data leak compromising the security of millions.

The bot responsible for the data leak is a “Spambot” named “Onliner” and for many years it has been stealing our personal data via sending spam emails now it has leaked those details online.

 

What is Onliner?

This is a bot which is designed to spread malware which steals banking details and infects people computers in order to spread more viruses and then spreads a vast amount of spam.

“spambot” called Onliner has been dumped on a server thought to be located in the Netherlands.

This then uses your email to send unwanted emails which are sent by scammers.

Email addresses listed?

Email accounts listed within the data leak will now expect to be faced with a huge amount of spam and phishing emails to gain access to your banking details.

Email accounts listed within the data leak will now expect to be faced with a huge amount of spam and phishing emails to gain access to your banking details.

Really it’s the door to your front room and will enable fraud to happen so never click on emails that look unusual simply remove them.

What if my address is listed?

The spambot will take over your email account and not only will you receive a huge amount of spam which will include dangerous malware the bot can also gain access to your account and use it to send spam emails.

Therefore it is important that you change your email now to block them controlling your account.

The danger is with the ‘Onliner Spambot’ is it us used to spread the Ursnif banking trojan virus, which is designed to steal the login details of people’s online bank accounts.

Over 711 million unique email addresses have been published online with their corresponding passwords and a full write A full write-up on what data was found is in the blog post titled Inside the Massive 711 Million Record Onliner Spambot Dump.”

Prevent Fraud and take 5 to tell 2 people about this data breach so that they tell 2 friends to change their email address password.

Another direct root and enabler of fraud is your telephone Detective Constable Tony Murray @DurhamFraud from Durham Police has told Police Hour.  about his top tips Top Tips to prevent telephone Fraud!

Tony took the time to tell us  about his top tips Top Tips to prevent telephone Fraud!

1) Am I at risk?

A, Yes. While a lot of older people have become victims of telephone scams PC Murray says fraud can affect anyone.

2) What should I do if I get a suspicious call?

Hang-up immediately. Police say it is no longer safe to conduct any business over the telephone.

3) What should I do after I put phone down?

Before making any other calls you must make sure your phone line is clear. You can do this by calling a friend or your own mobile.

4) Then what should I do?

Once you know your phone line is clear call the police immediately. The quicker you report fraud the more chance you have of getting any stolen money back.

5) What can I do to reduce the risk?

Police say it is essential to chance your passwords regularly in light of recent cyber-attacks.

Action Fraud are offering the following advice in order to protect yourself:

•HMRC will never use calls or texts to tell you about a tax rebate or penalty or ever ask for payment in this way.

•Telephone numbers and text messages can easily be spoofed. You should never trust the number you see on your telephone’s display.

•If you receive a suspicious cold call, end it immediately.

To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use the online fraud reporting tool on the Action Fraud website.

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