Text messages and the Bitcoin Code: follow the money trail

Text messages are being sent around claiming recipients are in possession of a Bitcoin. That would be quite a lot of free money...if it were true. Instead you get the Bitcoin Code, a dodgy trading site we recommend staying far away from. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: bitcoinBitcoin CodebtcCoinDesksmsspam (Read more...) The post Text messages and the Bitcoin Code: follow the money trail appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Augmented Reality games and real-world trolling

The popular Augmented Reality game Ingress has had some issues with third-party tools causing headaches for players. Could your love for a mobile game result in real-world problems? Read on and find out. Categories: Social engineering Threat analysis Tags: ARaugmented realitygamesgamingingressvideo games (Read more...) The post Augmented Reality games and real-world trolling appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Fake DHS email – “Give us $350 in the next 24 hours”

Every now and then, we see the 419 "Hitman deployed to kill you" missive doing the rounds. This time, we have a fake DHS notification telling you to pay a $350 fee within 24 hours - or else. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: Department of Homeland SecurityDHSscamscammers (Read more...) The post Fake DHS email – “Give us $350 in the next 24 hours” appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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BSides Manchester: Malvertising – under the hood

Researcher Chris Boyd gave a talk at BSides Manchester on the subject of malvertising, and we have the full thing in video format for you to watch. Categories: Conferences Security world Tags: bsidesBSides Manchesterconferenceconferencesmalvertisingmanchester (Read more...) The post BSides Manchester: Malvertising – under the hood appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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419 spam: 10 million US dollars, courtesy of “Rev. Goodluck Ebola”

A 419 email is currently doing the rounds with promises of $10.5m USD waiting to be sent your way. This is most definitely something you don't want to get tangled up in. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: 419fakephishphishingscamspam (Read more...) The post 419 spam: 10 million US dollars, courtesy of “Rev. Goodluck Ebola” appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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