Secret Sister scam returns in time for Christmas

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:55:45 +0000

Secret Sister scams are back, just in time for the holiday season. What is it, and how does it part people from their money? We take a look.

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Browlock flies under the radar with complete obfuscation

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 20:37:26 +0000

A new browlock (browser locker) steps up the game once more with soup to nuts obfuscation. Learn more about how it works and what you can do to protect against it.

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Scammers use old browser trick to create fake virus download

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000

A file downloaded to your computer says it’s a virus but turns out to just be a ploy used by tech support scammers.

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Sextortion emails: They’re probably not watching you

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000

Yes, those sextortion email scams using old passwords are still making the rounds. How can you spot a real sextortion attempt from an empty threat? And when should you report to authorities? Read on to find out.

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Information operations on Twitter: new data released on election tampering

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:00:00 +0000

New information released by Twitter sheds fresh light on the various professional troll campaigns deployed alongside the 2016 presidential elections.

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Emerging trend of spreading malware through IQY files

Credit to Author: Prashant Tilekar| Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:05:14 +0000

Nowadays attackers are searching for new techniques to spread malware, recently we came across a new emerging way to deliver malware through IQY file. Till now we had seen spread of malware through various file types and chains such as Word document, Script, JAVA files. Fig 1: Attack chain IQY file…

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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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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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