Myspace vs. Facebook: the good old days?

There's a debate happening at the moment: Myspace vs. Facebook. Was it safer? Easier to use? More welcoming of sparkly gifs? We take a walk down memory lane and remind you that privacy and safety concerns plagued ye old social networks of yore. Categories: Cybercrime Privacy Tags: adwarecongressfacebookmalwaremyspacemyspace tomprivacyscamssecuritySocial Engineeringtom (
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Facebook spammers making things worse

Adding to Facebook's burden are two spam campaigns. One is aimed at Finnish users and the other was quickly terminated, but we expect both to resurface in one form or another. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: facebookFacebook Messengerfinnishmessengerspamyoutube (Read more...) The post Facebook spammers making things worse appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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A Nonverbal Analysis of Mark Zuckerberg’s Congress Testimony

Most of us are familiar with the fact that Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, is testifying in front of Congress this week regarding Facebook’s mishandling of user data. This hearing is being watched around the globe by corporations, governments, and users alike.  Like many of you, I am watching much of the hearing to see what is being said. But I also am watching much of it to see what is NOT being said, by doing a nonverbal analysis.   This nonverbal analysis will cover microexpressions and body language tells that may reveal what Mr. Zuckerberg is thinking.  A microexpression...
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‘FakeUpdates’ campaign leverages multiple website platforms

Browser update? Do not trust, and do verify before downloading potential malware. Categories: Social engineering Threat analysis Tags: chromeChtonicfake updatesFakeUpdatesfirefoxflashJoomlamalvertisingmalwareratSquarespacewordpress (Read more...) The post ‘FakeUpdates’ campaign leverages multiple website platforms appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Your Phone’s Betrayal

Look at your phone and ask yourself, do you rely on that tiny device for your business dealings? Your important family notifications? Your link to the outside world? If the answer to any of these is “yes” then it is critical you be aware of the rise in phone porting scams, and how they can affect you and your business. According to the New York Times, there were 1,038 documented cases of phone porting incidents in 2013, and that number jumped to 2,658 in 2016. In February of this year, there was a resurgence in this type of attack,...
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Maybe you shouldn’t use LinkedIn

In light of Facebook's Cambridge Analytica problem, we examined another important social networking platform's protection of users' data. The results for LinkedIn users? Not pretty. Categories: Privacy Security world Tags: LinkedInphishingprivacyscamssecuritySocial Engineeringsocial media (Read more...) The post Maybe you shouldn’t use LinkedIn appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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M-Trends 2018

What have incident responders observed and learned from cyber attacks in 2017? Just as in prior years, we have continued to see the cyber security threat landscape evolve. Over the past twelve months we have observed a number of new trends and changes to attacks, but we have also seen how certain trends and predictions from the past have been confirmed or even reconfirmed. Our 9th edition of M-Trends draws upon the findings of one year of incident response investigations across the globe. This data provides us with insights...
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Malicious gaming extensions: a child’s play to infection

Some gaming portals have been preying on children to get their malicious extensions installed. They use targeted advertizing and offer (already) free games as a reward for installing their adware. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: adwarecmptchextensionsgamingmalicious gaming extensionsslithervideo gameswebstore (Read more...) The post Malicious gaming extensions: a child’s play to infection appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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SE At The Nation-State Level

Since the election of the current US president, many news agencies have discussed the possibility of social engineering being used as part of targeted influence campaigns and how they may have affected voters during the 2016 election.  Federal indictments talk about the use of Facebook and Twitter by foreign agents to push narratives and sway The post SE At The Nation-State Level appeared first on Security Through Education.
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