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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A week in security (September 10 – 16)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:56:14 +0000

A roundup of the security news from September 10–16, including omnichannel fraud, ways to get back at scammers, the security of 2FA, and partnerstrokas.

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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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Introducing: Malwarebytes Browser Extension

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2018 17:21:22 +0000

Malwarebytes Browser Extensions (BETA) are available in the official web stores for Chrome and Firefox. Read what they can do for you, and try one, if you haven’t already..

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Did my comment on your blog get lost?

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 17:00:00 +0000

Automatic filters on our blog sometimes catch benign comments by accident. However, they also protect users from spammers, scammers, and malicious links. Read on to learn about our comment policy: what we block and why.

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A conversation with America Geeks

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Thu, 31 May 2018 16:00:00 +0000

We first published on tech scammers America Geeks back in 2015 and again in 2016. This time, they opened a help ticket with us, requesting we take down our blog post—which warranted a phone call. Read on to learn how our conversation with America Geeks went.

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Tech support scam uses fake Shoppers Stop site to lure thousands

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 08 May 2018 13:25:00 +0000

The same group behind the Shoppers Stop tech scam campaign is at it again, injecting malicious ad code into thousands of sites and redirecting to a templated warning page.

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Tech support scam uses fake Shoppers Stop to draw from thousands of forced ad injections

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 08 May 2018 13:25:00 +0000

The same group behind the Shoppers Stop tech scam campaign is at it again, injecting malicious ad code into thousands of sites and redirecting to a templated warning page.

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Shoppers Stop tech scam draws from thousands of forced ad injections

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 08 May 2018 13:25:00 +0000

The same group behind the Shoppers Stop tech scam campaign is at it again, injecting malicious ad code into thousands of sites and redirecting to a templated warning page.

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Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome (updated)

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:21:49 +0000

Browsers are usually the first point of contact between victims and threat actors. With a few bits of code, crooks manage once again to freeze Google Chrome and scare users into calling for assistance.

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Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:21:49 +0000

Browsers are usually the first point of contact between victims and threat actors. With a few bits of code, crooks manage once again to freeze Google Chrome and scare users into calling for assistance.

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