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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Mass WordPress compromises redirect to tech support scams

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 17:42:47 +0000

Thousands of WordPress sites have been injected with the same malicious redirection. We review the infection details and the malicious traffic leading to browser lockers.

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6 sure signs someone is phishing you—besides email

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Beyond the medium used to reach you (which is most often email), what are some of the common signs and behaviors of phishing? Conversations that focus on the inbox only leave users with an inadequate understanding of how to protect against this ubiquitous threat.

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HMRC phish swipes email login, payment details

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:00:00 +0000

It isn’t tax season for UK (or US) residents, but that hasn’t deterred scammers from sending out an HMRC phish double whammy with a tight deadline attached.

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Partnerstroka: Large tech support scam operation features latest browser locker

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Tech support scammers belonging to the Partnerstroka group are once again abusing browsers, this time with a new browlock feature to reel in more victims, in one of the biggest campaigns we’ve ever tracked.

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Green card scams: preying on the desperate

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Most online scams depend on two things: a legitimate entity that has a complicated or broken process, and a desperate target population. With immigration, you get both, which results in an environment ripe for green card scams.

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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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Under the hoodie: why money, power, and ego drive hackers to cybercrime

Credit to Author: Wendy Zamora| Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:00:00 +0000

We know what cybercriminals do. We know how they do it. Now we ask: why? This in-depth profile examines what makes hackers turn to cybercrime, and what could change their minds.

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A week in security (July 30 – August 5)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:07:39 +0000

A roundup of the security news from July 30 – August 5, including cryptomining, big data, social engineering, and more.

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