Online security tips for Valentine’s Day: how to beat the cheats

Love is in the air, and so are the hopes of scammers wanting to make a quick buck at your expense. Shore up your digital defenses this Valentine's Day with a look at some of the common problem areas. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: datinggeotaggpsmoneyphotosscammersscamsswipevalentine's day (Read more...) The post Online security tips for Valentine’s Day: how to beat the cheats appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Panic attack: Apple scams apply pressure

We take a look at some of the many vaguely threatening/panic-inducing attempts by Apple scams to phish potential victims. Featuring emails, texts, and...Edward Snowden?! Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: AppleApple ScamsApple Supportipoditunesphishphishingscam (Read more...) The post Panic attack: Apple scams apply pressure appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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New Deepfakes forum goes mining with Coinhive

With the collapse of the main Deepfakes hubs on Reddit, users have moved away to other forums. Problem is, at least one of them is mining for cryptocurrency. Can your PC handle it? Categories: Cybercrime Privacy Tags: bitcoinbitcoinscryptocurrencycryptominingdeepfakesminingscripts (Read more...) The post New Deepfakes forum goes mining with Coinhive appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Ransomware’s difficult second album

We take a look at the difficulties faced by ransomware authors as they try to adapt and evolve to the next form of stealthier Bitcoin hoarding: cryptocurrency mining. Categories: Cybercrime Hacking Tags: bitcoinscoinscryptocryptocurrencycryptominingmalwareminersminingransomware (Read more...) The post Ransomware’s difficult second album appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Plugging a virtual leak: insecure VR app exposes customer data

Until a recent fix was applied, users of the VR pornography app SinVR could have found their subscriber information up for grabs. Categories: Cybercrime Hacking Tags: datadigital interruptionSinVRvirtual realityvrvr app (Read more...) The post Plugging a virtual leak: insecure VR app exposes customer data appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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“Who visits your Twitter profile” spam app brings week of chaos

Last week saw a Twitter spam app claiming to show who "viewed your profile" and spreading throughout the social media platform. See how it spread, and what you can do to avoid being caught by this common scam. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: applicationsappsscamsocial mediaspamspreadtwitter (Read more...) The post “Who visits your Twitter profile” spam app brings week of chaos appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Be wary of Mega Millions winner “giveaway” on social media

Twitter's abuzz as a 20-year-old Mega Millions winner claims to be giving away free money for retweets and Amazon purchases. Is this for real? Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: lotteryMega Millionsshane misslertwitterverificationwinnings (Read more...) The post Be wary of Mega Millions winner “giveaway” on social media appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Of princes and perpetrators: Beware of getting ensnared in 419 scams

More and more people around the world are sending fake Nigerian Prince emails and getting involved in 419 scams. The most recent Nigerian Prince arrest proves why getting involved is risky business, even for those who aren't the masterminds. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: 419419 scamsmoney mulenigeriaNigerian princescam (Read more...) The post Of princes and perpetrators: Beware of getting ensnared in 419 scams appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Search engine shenanigans: Malwarebytes mentions aren’t what they seem

Hunting for information on Malwarebytes, including blog posts or researcher names on Google's search engine? Be wary of websites stuffed with keywords designed to send you into an ad blizzard. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: adadsadvertsredirectsearch engine (Read more...) The post Search engine shenanigans: Malwarebytes mentions aren’t what they seem appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Facebook phishers want you to “Connect with Facebook”

Facebook phishers link from bogus landing pages hosted on sites(dot)google(dot)com URLs. What do they want? Your data. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: facebookFacebook phishersfakeGooglephishphishing (Read more...) The post Facebook phishers want you to “Connect with Facebook” appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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