Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome

Browsers are usually the first point of contact between victims and threat actors. With a few bits of code, crooks manage once again to freeze Google Chrome and scare users into calling for assistance. Categories: Malwarebytes news Tags: chromefreezeGooglejamtech support scams (Read more...) The post Tech support scammers find new way to jam Google Chrome appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Scammers and jobhunters

Article for ESET by me: Scammers and jobhunters. Sparked by an article in the Guardian on The scammers gaming India’s overcrowded job market  by Snighda Poonam. Hat tip to Steve Burn for calling my attention to it. TL:DR – low-grade scammers may be scam victims too, and the depressed job market in India makes it inevitable that sometimes
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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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Labs report: summer ushers in unprecedented season of breaches

In this edition of the Malwarebytes Cybercrime Tactics and Techniques report, we saw a number of high profile breaches targeting the personal information of hundreds of millions of people. We also observed shifts in malware distribution, the revival of some old families, and found cases of international tech support scams. Categories: Malwarebytes news Tags: 3rd quarterandroid malwareastrumbreachcerbercybercrimecybercrime tactics and techniquesemotetEquifaxexploit kitfrancophonefruitflyglobeimposterLockymac malwaremalicious spammalspamMalwarebytesmalwarebytes labsnational health serviceNHSoceanlotusq3 2017reportRIGsmartscreensonictech support scamstrickbottrojan.clicker.hyjwhole foods (Read more...) The post Labs report: summer ushers in unprecedented season of breaches appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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National cybersecurity awareness month: simple steps for online safety

National cybersecurity awareness month was created to ensure that every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. And now Malwarebytes is doing its part. Categories: 101 FYI Tags: cybersecurity awarenessnational cybersecurity awareness monthpassword managerphishingtech support scams (Read more...) The post National cybersecurity awareness month: simple steps for online safety appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Tech support scammers abuse native ad and content provider Taboola to serve malvertising

See how scammers redirected visitors from MSN to their tech support scam page in this latest malvertising campaign. Categories: Social engineering Threat analysis Tags: click baitfraudmalvertisingmsnTaboolatech support scams (Read more...) The post Tech support scammers abuse native ad and content provider Taboola to serve malvertising appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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