Instagram’s memorialize feature abused to memorialize…Instagram’s boss

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 12:16:11 +0000

You may have seen the accounts of deceased social media users hijacked – but have you seen someone alive have an account flagged as deceased?

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Telegram-powered bots circumvent 2FA

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 11:11:14 +0000

Researchers have found bots in Telegram that provide fraud support to other criminals and even bypass certain 2FA methods.

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No, Colonel Gaddafi’s daughter isn’t emailing to give you untold riches

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2021 10:54:14 +0000

“Ayesha Gaddafi” wants us to help her invest a cool $27 million. What’s the catch?

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Sextortion on the rise, warns FBI

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 16:13:46 +0000

The pandemic saw a surge in sextortion cases in 2020. Fast forward 12 months, and the numbers continue to rise significantly.

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Microsoft warns about phishing campaign using open redirects

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 15:42:57 +0000

Microsoft warned about a massive credential phishing campaign using open redirects. Here’s how you can recognize these phishing mails.

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A week in security (August 9 – August 15)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 10:23:00 +0000

A round-up of the most interesting blog posts and security news happenings for the week of August 9 – August 15

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Crypto-scams you should be steering clear of in 2021

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 12:03:34 +0000

We look at the most common cryptocurrency scams of 2021, explain the risks, and highlight some of the warning signs.

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