Tech Support Scams: What are They and How do I Stay Safe?

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:55:42 +0000

If you read this blog regularly you’re no doubt aware that cyber-criminals are a determined bunch, with a large range of tools and tactics at their disposal to rob you of your identity and hard-earned cash. Tech support scams (TSS) are an increasingly popular way for them to do just this. In 2017, Microsoft Customer…

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Christmas tech scams roundup

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 17:30:14 +0000

What’s under the Christmas tree? It’s worse than lumps of coal, it’s a not very festive assortment of tricks and scams designed to give you a festive season hangover.

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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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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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