updated 10/2/2012 10:50:38 AM ET 2012-10-02T14:50:38

Facebook scammers are using the promise of a non-existent Miley Cyrus sex tape to lure users into giving up temporary access to their accounts. Once inside, scammers run a script to create automatic posts that tag friends and propagate the scam. [ HOTforSecurity ]

In the face of an outage and raid on its hosting company, the ill-famed file-sharing website ThePirateBay took to its Facebook page to reassure users that the outage was only temporary and that the site had not been nabbed. The ongoing issue may be caused by a server power outage. [ The Register ]

DDoS attacks aimed at several large U.S. banks were apparently executed using a toolkit called "itsoknoproblembro." The attacks were touted by security experts as sophisticated to the point that they may have been backed by a nation-state. [ PC Advisor ]

Messages that appear to come down from Apple and offer a AU$100 credit for making a AU$9 purchase actually contain a form that asks for above and beyond what  is required to issue a credit — including your credit limit! The files themselves aren't malicious, but that information in the hands of a criminal could create all sorts of problems. [ Naked Security ]

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