How Phishers Are Slinking Their Links Into LinkedIn

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2022 18:49:38 +0000

If you received a link to via email, SMS or instant message, would you click it? Spammers, phishers and other ne’er-do-wells are hoping you will, because they’ve long taken advantage of a marketing feature on the business networking site which lets them create a link that bounces your browser to other websites, such as phishing pages that mimic top online brands (but chiefly Linkedin’s parent firm Microsoft).

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Fear the Reaper, or Reaper Madness?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 20:39:21 +0000

Last week we looked at reports from China and Israel about a new “Internet of Things” malware strain called “Reaper” that researchers said infected more than a million organizations by targeting newfound security weaknesses in countless Internet routers, security cameras and digital video recorders (DVRs).¬†Now some botnet experts are calling on people to stop the “Reaper Madness,” saying the actual number of IoT devices infected with Reaper right now is much smaller. Arbor Networks said it believes the current actual size of the Reaper botnet fluctuates between 10,000 and 20,000 bots total.¬†Arbor notes that this can change any time.

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