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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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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The numeric Tech Support Scam campaign

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:00:21 +0000

A new tech support scam campaign is being pushed in lieu of exploit kits. We take a look at its distribution method and how it is able to bring browsers to their knees.

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System optimizers turning to Tech Support Scams

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:00:25 +0000

PUPs and more specifically system optimizers have been found turning to tech support scams to increase the amount of money they can take from their unsuspecting customers.

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iCloud support scams

Credit to Author: Thomas Reed| Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:00:07 +0000

Stay on the lookout for a new iCloud scam. A Malwarebytes employee reported receiving multiple calls claiming to be from Apple Support and asking for her credentials.

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Do I have Malwarebytes or a tech support scam?

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:00:49 +0000

A lot of companies don’t make it all too clear who their tech support is. Given the wide variety in how legitimate companies handle their support, how can you tell the difference between tech support and a tech support scam? We point out how to differentiate us from a tech support scammer.

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Tech support scammers and their banking woes

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:00:54 +0000

We all know about tech support scams by this point. Unfortunately for the scammers, banks know this as well, making it quite difficult at times to maintain an account to store the criminal’s ill-gotten gains. So how does the enterprising criminal cash out with your money? Let’s take a look.

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Advanis tech support screenlocker

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:00:05 +0000

We briefly show you the workings of a tech support scammers lockscreen and introduce you to the person behind the scenes.

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Scam as a service 2: the B team

Interest in Tor based threats is increasing to the extent that some vendors will scoop up all activity they find on Tor and provide you a nice front end to search through it at your leisure. This might lead the casual observer to assume that the darkness is a one stop shop for cyber threats, but criminals existed on the internet prior to Tor, and still do quite well for themselves without it. In fact, bad guys with good OPSEC tend to be the exception, rather than the rule. So let’s take a quick look at some unpleasant stuff and the nadir of bad OPSEC, Facebook.

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