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The many ways you can be scammed on Facebook, part II

In part 1 of this article series, we looked at data mining schemes, scam ad campaigns, concert tickets scams, and PayPal fund transfer scams. Today, we continue to list down the other scams you might encounter on Facebook. Bitcoin trading scam Who would have thought that a “simple” phishing scheme would be a front to a global Bitcoin tradin
Publish At:2020-12-18 23:12 | Read:322 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams 20/21 Winter Wishes 2020 Jayco Greyhawk RV account hij

Likely lead generation scam targets potential Malwarebytes MSP partners

Recently, Malwarebytes discovered a potential lead generation scam targeting companies that are interested in our Malwarebtyes Managed Service Provider (MSP) Program. In the scam, an individual who used the name “Jenny” aggressively contacted potential MSP partners claiming to represent Malwarebytes. In one instance in New Zealand, “Jenny” repeatedly call
Publish At:2020-12-16 16:36 | Read:195 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams lead generation lead generation scam Malwarebytes Malw

Buying COVID-19 vaccines from the Dark Web? No thanks!

Even though we hope that this is an unnecessary warning, we do want to put it out there. As soon as there was talk about a vaccine being available against the COVID-19 virus there were vendors on the Dark Web offering Russian and Chinese COVID-19 vaccines for sale. Now that the UK has started its inoculation program, we’ve see the first offers of “test
Publish At:2020-12-10 12:24 | Read:173 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams covid-19 Dark Web

Vishing criminals let rip with two scams at once

byPaul DucklinPhone scams, where a person or a computer calls you up and tries to trick you into saying, buying or doing something you later regret, are still a prevalent sort of cybercrime.We’ve certainly had our fair share of them recently, sometimes clocking up several fake calls a day.(We can’t tell whether that’s because we recently go
Publish At:2020-12-08 11:55 | Read:178 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing Privacy phishing reporting scams vishing Vishing

5 Digital Threats to Watch Out for on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Widely regarded as the official start to the Christmas shopping season, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are exciting because many retailers announce limited-time sales that promise huge savings to die-hard consumers. Not even the pandemic looks like it will dent consumers’ enthusiasm. In September 2020, for instance, Bloomberg shared research from Deloitte tha
Publish At:2020-11-24 07:32 | Read:301 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness Black Friday malware Phishing scams cyber

Black Friday 2020: How to shop safely online

Black Friday 2020 promises to be somewhat different from years gone by thanks to COVID-19. The annual surge of in-store chaos and trolley dashes isn’t compatible with social distancing, and so retailers will be looking to drive shoppers online. Friday 27th November is when things kick off this year, and yet some aspects will be radically different. If you
Publish At:2020-11-20 12:42 | Read:342 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams black friday hacking malware online phishing retail sc

A week in security (September 12 – September 18)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at journalism’s role in cybersecurity on our Lock and Code podcast, gave tips for safer shopping on Amazon Prime day, and discussed an APT attack springing into life as Academia returned to the real and virtual campus environment. We also dug into potential FIFA 21 scams, the return of QR code scams, Covid fatigue, a
Publish At:2020-10-19 16:17 | Read:382 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security awis facebook football

QR code scams are making a comeback

Just when we thought the QR code was on its way out, the pandemic has led to a return of the scannable shortcut. COVID-19 has meant finding a digital equivalent to things normally handed out physically, like menus, tour guides, and other paperwork, and many organizations have adopted the QR code to help with this. And so, it would seem, have criminals. Scamm
Publish At:2020-10-15 10:53 | Read:434 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams advance payments clickjacking nfc nfc tags phishing QR

Deepfake Voice Technology Iterates on Old Phishing Strategies

As the world of AI and deepfake technology grows more complex, the risk that deepfakes pose to firms and individuals grows increasingly potent. This growing sophistication of the latest software and algorithms has allowed malicious hackers, scammers and cyber criminals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to stay one step ahead of the authorities, making th
Publish At:2020-10-12 02:31 | Read:401 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection AI cybercr

Phishers spoof reliable cybersecurity training company to garner clicks

“It happens to the best of us.” And, indeed, no adage is better suited to a phishing campaign that recently made headlines. Fraudsters used the brand, KnowBe4—a trusted cybersecurity company that offers security awareness training for organizations—to gain recipients’ trust, their Microsoft Outlook credentials, and other personally identifi
Publish At:2020-09-30 12:27 | Read:554 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams Cofense cybersecurity training KnowBe4 phishing phishi

Dutch ISP Ziggo demonstrates how not to inform your customers about a security flaw

“Can you have a look at this email I got, please?” my brother asked. “It looks convincing enough, but I don’t trust it,” he added and forwarded me the email he received from Ziggo, his Internet Service Provider (ISP). Shortly after, he informed me that despite its suspicious aura, he found confirmation that the email was, in fact, legitimate. In the
Publish At:2020-08-12 12:33 | Read:625 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams branded firmware corporate communications dutch isp in

SBA phishing scams: from malware to advanced social engineering

A number of threat actors continue to take advantage of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic through phishing scams and other campaigns distributing malware. In this blog, we look at 3 different phishing waves targeting applicants for Covid-19 relief loans. The phishing emails impersonate the US Small Business Administration (SBA), and are aimed at deliverin
Publish At:2020-08-10 15:06 | Read:563 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams loan phishing SBA scam

US tax service says, “2FA is a must!”

byPaul DucklinThe Beatles famously sang about The Taxman back in 1966, when Britain had much higher taxes on the rich than it does now: Let me tell you how it will be There's one for you, nineteen for me 'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman Should five per cent appear too small Be thankful I don't take it all 'Cause I'm the tax
Publish At:2020-07-29 13:37 | Read:582 | Comments:0 | Tags:2-factor Authentication 2FA IRS refund fraud scams tax scams

A week in security (July 20 – 26)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, our Lock and Code podcast delved into Bluetooth and beacon technology. We also dug into APT groups targeting India and Hong Kong, covered a law enforcement bust, and tried to figure out when, exactly, a Deepfake is a Deepfake. Other cybersecurity news Insecure email addresses resulted in big-bucks sporting targets (Sourc
Publish At:2020-07-27 16:58 | Read:653 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security a week in security advanced persistent th

A week in security (July 6 – 12)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took an in-depth look at card skimmers targeting ASP sites, we released another episode of Lock and Code exploring the Internet of Things, and we dug into a Mac mystery. We also examined some pre-installed malware, and put out a threat spotlight on some customized ransomware. Other cybersecurity news Social media went
Publish At:2020-07-13 13:14 | Read:725 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Android awis malware phishing ransomware

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