How Extremists Groups Radicalize Recruits Online

Anyone with access to the internet can have their voice heard. And this is exactly the philosophy behind the extremist online radicalization and recruitment efforts of various terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah and ISIS/ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). They invest time and effort to put forward image-heavy content..
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Bad romance: catphishing explained

You may have heard of catfishing, where people lure romancers online by faking their identity. But what about catphishing? This dangerous practice uses similar romantic triggers, only its goal is to dupe users and businesses out of personal info. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: catfishingcatphishingespionageidentity fraudphishingsweetheart scam (Read more...) The post Bad romance: catphishing explained 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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Phony WhatsApp used Unicode to slip under Google’s radar

After a troubling week for Google not so long ago, the company is under the spotlight once more for missing a phony Whatsapp that, after further investigation by several members of Reddit, was found laden with adware. Categories: Security world Social engineering Tags: adwareApp Storefake whatsappGoogle Playsocial mediaunicodewhatsapp (Read more...) The post Phony WhatsApp used Unicode to slip under Google’s radar appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Social-Engineer Newsletter Vol 07 – Issue 98

  Vol 07 Issue 98 November 2017 In This Issue October Had Some Large Security Incidents Social-Engineer News Upcoming classes As a member of the newsletter you have the option to OPT-IN for special offers. You can click here to do that. Check out the schedule of upcoming training on Social-Engineer.com 5-9 February, 2018 – The post Social-Engineer Newsletter Vol 07 – Issue 98 appeared first on Security Through Education.
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Russia: Skilled Political Warfare Adversary

Russia, neatly tucked away in the rather large northeast corner of Europe and Asia with its 11 time zones, is the bastion of a most colorful political history. Since time immemorial there has always been underlying efforts to adjust perception, foment discord and inflame animus among targeted groups both foreign and domestic so that the..
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Stay away from the Bitcoin multiplier scam

Bitcoin multiplier scams: same old scam, different commodity. Scammers want your Bitcoins, and to get them, they promise to make you rich in less than an hour. Too good to be true? Absolutely. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: bitcoincryptocurrencymultiplierscam (Read more...) The post Stay away from the Bitcoin multiplier scam appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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