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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Fake Spectre and Meltdown patch pushes Smoke Loader malware

German users are being targeted with a rogue patch for the recently announced Meltdown and Spectre flaws. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: germanmalwareMeltdownphishingsmoke loaderSmoke Loader MalwaresmokeloaderSpectre (Read more...) The post Fake Spectre and Meltdown patch pushes Smoke Loader malware appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Alleged creator of Fruitfly indicted for 13 years of spying

A 28-year-old Ohio programmer is charged with creating the Fruitfly malware to spy on thousands of unsuspecting victims and produce child pornography. Categories: Cybercrime Hacking Tags: child pornographyfruitflyfruitfly creator indictedmalware (Read more...) The post Alleged creator of Fruitfly indicted for 13 years of spying 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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Our Analysis of 1,019 Phishing Kits

In recent years phishing activity has grown rapidly, with thousands of phishing sites popping for a virtual moment that last weeks, days or even hours, before becoming ineffective—either getting blacklisted by security providers, or brought down by internet providers and authorities, or (in most cases) both. In order to keep up with this dynamic, a
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Making Sense of the Credit Card Fraud Business

The plethora of password breaches in the last two years has helped cyber criminals diversify their products and services by adding a variety of new stolen credentials for sale. However, the business of credit card fraud is still a thriving operation in the black market, complete with an entire ecosystem which offers trading of stolen credit cards and carded items, carding tutorials, carding services and much more.
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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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The seven most colossal data breaches of 2017

This year saw a handful of spectacularly bad security fails that resulted in massive sets of compromised data. Here are the most colossal data breaches of 2017. Categories: Cybercrime Hacking Tags: data breachesdata breaches of 2017EdmodoEquifaxUberVerizon (Read more...) The post The seven most colossal data breaches of 2017 appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Tech support scammers make browser lockers more resilient

Closing tech support scam pop-ups is becoming more challenging as crooks come up with more tricks for browser lockers. Categories: Cybercrime Social engineering Tags: browlockbrowser lockerpopundertech support scamsTSS (Read more...) The post Tech support scammers make browser lockers more resilient appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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