Don’t let these gaming threats give you a Game Over

With the first day of the UK's biggest gaming event, EGX, opening its doors, we decided to roundup the most common gaming threats we see on a daily basis. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: consoleemulatorsgamesgamingMobilepcscamssteamvideo games (Read more...) The post Don’t let these gaming threats give you a Game Over appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Crowdsourced fraud and kickstarted scams

Crowdsourced funding opportunities via Kickstarter, Patreon, and GoFundMe have removed many structural roadblocks for people to access capital quickly and conveniently. But they’ve also lowered the barrier to entry for many very old scams. So how do you tell the difference between a great cause or project to contribute to and a digital confidence scam? Let us take a look at pitfalls on two crowdfunding platforms. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: 419crowdsourcingdonation scamfraudGoFundMeKickstarterPatreonscamToS (Read more...) The post Crowdsourced fraud and kickstarted scams appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Compromised LinkedIn accounts used to send phishing links via private message and InMail

A recent attack uses existing LinkedIn user accounts to send phishing links to their contacts via private message but also to external members via email. Categories: Social engineering Threat analysis Tags: gmailinmailLinkedInmalwarephishingscamSocial Engineering (Read more...) The post Compromised LinkedIn accounts used to send phishing links via private message and InMail appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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1.65M Users Victimized by Cryptocurrency Miner Threats So Far in 2017

Threat actors victimized more than 1.5 million computer users with cryptocurrency mining software in the first eight months of 2017. It’s perfect legal for users to install software on their computers that mines cryptocurrency. But miners are unique in that many of them come with the ability to achieve persistence on a system, to automatically … Read More The post 1.65M Users Victimized by Cryptocurrency Miner Threats So Far in 2017 appeared first on The State of Security.
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The Equifax Breach And What You Need To Know

It seems like a day doesn’t go by without another “breach” story in the news. So much that you might find yourself ignoring them as just another news story.   But we urge you NOT to ignore this one. Please.  Equifax was breached in May 2017. It looks like hackers used the vulnerability in the Apache STRUTS flaw.  65% of the Fortune 100 companies use STRUTS, so this vulnerability was not unique to Equifax.   Equifax did not discover the breach until July 2017.  Doing the math, the attackers had at least 3 months in their systems.  What did they get?  Hopefully Continue Reading > The post The Equifax Breach And What You Need To Know appeared first on Social-Engineer.Com - Professional Social Engineering Training and Services.
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Ep. 097 – Getting Psyched with Dan McGinn

How can getting psyched up help you as a social engineer? Are their methods, tools, tricks to get yourself psyched up?  Our guest this month is Dan McGinn and he has research, written and spoken on this topic for years – you will not want to miss this one! September 11, 2017 Contents Download Get The post Ep. 097 – Getting Psyched with Dan McGinn appeared first on Security Through Education.
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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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Nigerian scams without the Nigerians

Many in the United States are familiar with Nigerian scams, but what kind of scams are going on in non-English countries? Take a look at the Chinese version – the seminar scam. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: 419 scamchinaChinese scamfraudscamseminar scamspam (Read more...) The post Nigerian scams without the Nigerians appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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