Be wary of Mega Millions winner “giveaway” on social media

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:12:47 +0000

Twitter’s abuzz as a 20-year-old Mega Millions winner claims to be giving away free money for retweets and Amazon purchases. Is this for real?

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Stripchat bot spells block

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 23:26:29 +0000

Learn why Malwarebytes is blocking a sub-domain of an adult website.

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Fake Spectre and Meltdown patch pushes Smoke Loader malware

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:50:29 +0000

German users are being targeted with a rogue patch for the recently announced Meltdown and Spectre flaws.

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Of princes and perpetrators: Beware of getting ensnared in 419 scams

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:44:17 +0000

More and more people around the world are sending fake Nigerian Prince emails and getting involved in 419 scams. The most recent Nigerian Prince arrest proves why getting involved is risky business, even for those who aren’t the masterminds.

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Search engine shenanigans: Malwarebytes mentions aren’t what they seem

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2018 17:22:31 +0000

Hunting for information on Malwarebytes, including blog posts or researcher names on Google’s search engine? Be wary of websites stuffed with keywords designed to send you into an ad blizzard.

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Facebook phishers want you to “Connect with Facebook”

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Facebook phishers link from bogus landing pages hosted on sites(dot)google(dot)com URLs. What do they want? Your data.

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Tech support scammers make browser lockers more resilient

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 16:29:26 +0000

Closing tech support scam pop-ups is becoming more challenging as crooks come up with more tricks for browser lockers.

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Tech support scammer tries to sell free software

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:13:16 +0000

Watch as a Malwarebytes researcher catches a rather rude tech support scammer from AmericaGeeks in the act.

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There’s a hole in my bucket: Bitcoin scams aim to exploit volatile market

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:53:19 +0000

The digital world of Bitcoin is ablaze with profit, speculation, and potential riches for all – unfortunately, scammers are in on the action and will stop at nothing to relieve the unwary of their digital fortunes. From the oldest tricks in the book to all new types of scams, it seems everyone is turning their attention to Bitcoin. What are the threats, and what can you do about it to stay safe?

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Children and young adults: the next-generation money mules

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:00:32 +0000

Money laundering predates the Internet. But today’s interconnectedness has made it a lot easier for criminals to lure unsuspecting users into becoming money mules. Their latest victims: children and young adults.

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