Where did the tech support scam blacklist go?

Where did the tech support scam blacklist go?

We've removed our blacklist of recognized tech support scammers from our tech scam support page. Here's what we're doing instead. Categories: How-tos Tags: how toscambaitingtech support scamTSS (Read more...) The post Where did the tech support scam blacklist go? appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs ... Read More
Please don’t buy this: smart toys

Please don’t buy this: smart toys

Smart toys attempt to offer what a lot of us imagined as kids—a toy that we can not only play with, but one that plays back. Many models offer voice recognition, facial expressions, hundreds of words and phrases, reaction to touch and impact, and even the ability to learn and ... Read More
Safer Internet Day 2018: ad blockers and anti-trackers

Safer Internet Day 2018: ad blockers and anti-trackers

Today, on Safer Internet Day, we’re going to look at some of the easiest, fastest, completely free things you can do to have a safer Internet experience. Starting with ad blockers and anti-tracking browser extensions. Categories: Privacy Security world Tags: adblockermalvertisingprivacysafer internet daysafety (Read more...) The post Safer Internet Day ... Read More
Malwarebytes Researcher calls our most tenacious imposter

Boomerang spam bombs Malwarebytes forum—not a smart move

Boomerang Tech solutions had trouble configuring their spambots, thus dropping a few spam bombs on Malwarebytes forums. Watch us catch them red-handed in a scammer call. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: BoomerangforumsMBAMspamTSS (Read more...) The post Boomerang spam bombs Malwarebytes forum—not a smart move appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs ... Read More

Singapore government gets into the network defense game

Governments have been classically slow to adapt to digital realities. Singapore tries to break the mold with a new cybersecurity bill that tackles breaches, infrastructure, and reporting. Categories: Government Security world Tags: breachgovernmentlawprivacysingapore (Read more...) The post Singapore government gets into the network defense game appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs ... Read More
Malwarebytes researcher confronts AmericaGeeks scammer

Tech support scammer tries to sell free software

Watch as a Malwarebytes researcher catches a rather rude tech support scammer from AmericaGeeks in the act. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: AmericanGeeksscamSocial Engineeringtech supporttech support scamTSS (Read more...) The post Tech support scammer tries to sell free software appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs ... Read More
Please don’t buy this: identity theft protection services

Please don’t buy this: identity theft protection services

Identity theft protection services promise to have your back against cybercriminals looking to steal your data. But they don't actually stop them from taking your identity. Are they worth it, then? We say no. Categories: Cybercrime Privacy Tags: credit cardcredit monitoringEquifaxExperianfraudidentity theftIdentityForceIdentityWorksLifelockplease don't buy this (Read more...) The post Please ... Read More
Puppy scammer tries a hard sell

Of scammers and cute puppies

We take a look at a cute puppy scam, in which criminals seek money for adorable dogs that don't exist. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: advance fee fraudmoney mulescam (Read more...) The post Of scammers and cute puppies appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs ... Read More

Please don’t buy this: smart locks

The announcement of Amazon Key, a smart lock paired with a security camera that lets couriers into your home, spawned our new series called "Please don't buy this." Categories: Privacy Security world Tags: bluetoothIoTprivacysmart locks (Read more...) The post Please don’t buy this: smart locks appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs ... Read More
Phishes, pseudophishes, and bad email

Phishes, pseudophishes, and bad email

Everyone knows about phishing. But what about pseudophishing? When companies use poor design, no attribution, and broad requests for personal info, their legit emails look like a phish. Categories: Business Security world Tags: emailenterprisephishphishingpseudophishscam (Read more...) The post Phishes, pseudophishes, and bad email appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs ... Read More
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