WARNING: Business scam/spoof email requested payment of just under £10,000

DO NOT PAY ANY MONEY! IT IS A SCAM!

Screenshot: Spear Phishing / Whaling Scam email

Quick heads up to anybody searching for information about this. As of 24th January 2018 there appear to be an influx of emails to businesses around the UK trying to trick the accounts department into paying large sums of money to a new beneficiary.

The body of the email is short and to the point:

I need you to process a “Faster Payment” to a new beneficiary, can you handle this right now?

Payee details attached.

Regards

<Director’s Name>

Sent from my iPhone.

The emails generally appear to come from the name of a company director and the email address may look legitimate but the hidden “reply to” address is different and the contents of the email and attachment are a scam. The reply to email address is subtly changed and instead of .co.uk on the end of the email address it’s .co.uk-k.uk which a lot of people might not notice, especially on a small smart phone screen that truncates text.

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STOLEN: DJI Mavic Pro S/N: 08QCE8H0122TW6 Chester, Cheshire UK

DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo S/N: 08QCE8H0122TW6 was stolen from a vehicle in Chester, Cheshire on 10th January 2018.

The serial number of this Mavic Pro was S/N: 08QCE8H0122TW6 (or O8QCE8HO122TW6 depending if they are zeros or the letter O.)

If you see this drone for sale on eBay, Gumtree, Facebook, etc or have been offered it for sale in person please DO NOT BUY IT, it is stolen property and you risk losing the item if the police find it. Please report it to me (@scoopz on twitter), leave an anonymous comment below or call Cheshire Police on 01244 350000 quoting crime reference 212-2018-01-10. Please do not alert the seller that the item may be stolen as it may suddenly disappear before the police can track it down.

If you have already bought this Mavic Pro and are concerned you have bought stolen goods please contact me directly or leave a comment below. I’m willing to buy it back or offer a reward for its return without involving the authorities.

This is not my usual post but I’m hoping somebody looking to buy a cheap Mavic Pro in the North West, Cheshire, UK area might be wise enough to search Google for the serial number 08QCE8H0122TW6  and end up reading this post.

All items shown above stolen including additional 8331 props, DJI sunshade and red joystick cover lock.

STOLEN: DJI Mavic Pro S/N: 08QCE8H0122TW6 Chester, Cheshire UK
STOLEN: DJI Mavic Pro S/N: 08QCE8H0122TW6 Chester, Cheshire UK

Is call audio logging baked into your iOS device?

Are Apple and the NSA logging your phone calls?

How much do we actually know about our mobile devices? The information they collect, store and transmit is largely unknown to the majority of users and closed sources and systems make it difficult to maintain transparency in a progressively security conscious time.

We all make mistakes with security, your author revealed some of these a few years ago where Facebook, Dropbox, 1Password and a smorgasbord of other apps were found to be storing critical data in plain text.

A few years on and again I was digging around in code and spotted something which concerns me.

It may be nothing, but I think it’s in our collective interests to have the following clarified.

The following header file displays the function names contained within the iOS 8.1 Springboard App’s TelephonyManager interface

 

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