A week in security (September 2 – 8)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 16:01:30 +0000

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of September 2 – 8, including TrickBot’s new trick, a social engineering toolkit, and how to keep remote workers safe.

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New social engineering toolkit draws inspiration from previous web campaigns

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 15:15:33 +0000

We discovered a web social engineering toolkit that allows crooks to create fake update notification campaigns on both desktop and mobile in up to 30 different languages.

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Good Twitter Samaritans accidentally prevent shoeshine scam

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:45:12 +0000

We take a look at how a shoeshine scam nearly took place in real life—until people online trying to help in one way, ended up assisting in quite another.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 investigation shows Russian disinformation campaigns have global reach

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:54:56 +0000

In June, investigators released a warrant to arrest Russian and Ukrainian nationals for shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. However, Russian disinformation campaigns have spread about the true cause of the fight’s demise. How can we separate fact from fiction and protect against fake news?

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Beware! Email attachments can make you victim of spear phishing attacks

Credit to Author: Prashant Tilekar| Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 09:15:28 +0000

In the last few months, we’ve seen a sudden increase in Spear Phishing attacks. Spear phishing is a variation of a phishing scam wherein hackers send a targeted email to an individual which appears to be from a trusted source. In this type of attack, the attacker uses social engineering tricks and some…

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Trolls abuse Twitter Lists to collate their targets

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 19:09:39 +0000

Twitter, like any social network, is faced with the challenge of addressing cyberbullying. And trolls have been abusing the platform’s Lists feature to home in on targets. But have no fear: There are ways to protect users from social attacks, and Twitter is moving to make itself a safer place.

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Wall Street Market reported to have exit scammed

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:54:55 +0000

Users reported that Wall Street Market, a broadly-known cryptocurrency dark net market, has executed an exit scam, swindling millions from account holders in the process.

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