A week in security (May 25 – 31)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:30:13 +0000

A roundup of news and blog posts from the week of May 25 – 31

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Fake “Corona Antivirus” distributes BlackNET remote administration tool

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 19:35:57 +0000

Beware of fraudulent antivirus products taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Sextortion Bitcoin scam makes unwelcome return

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:38:53 +0000

A well-worn sextortion scam is back in user’s inboxes. We explain what to look for and why recipients shouldn’t panic.

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100 channels and nothing on, except TV Licensing phishes

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:00:00 +0000

A recent bout of TV Licensing phishing emails promise British users a refund once they log in to a phony TV License website and provide payment details. Read on to see if you’ve been impacted.

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A week in security (September 3 – 9)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:44:57 +0000

A roundup of the security news from September 3 – 9, including spyware going mainstream, Mac App Store apps stealing and abusing customer data, and Fortnite install concerns.

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Liar, liar, pants on fire! Barclays phish claims cards explode

Credit to Author: Adam McNeil| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:00:02 +0000

We feel compelled to relay the dire warning from this Barclays snail-mail letter, which we acquired through social media, therefore it must be true.

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“Celebrating Stephen Hawking” with a 419 scam

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:51:08 +0000

Scammers are using the good name of the recently deceased scientist Stephen Hawking to lure potential victims into a 419 scam, complete with a quiz and large cash prize for the winner.

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