Spam and phishing

Stay safe online - 2019-11-14

Bitcoin scam on YouTube: users tricked into installing Predator Trojan

The promoted tool can allegedly generate Bitcoin keys to steal funds but installs info-stealing Trojan instead. More
News Spam and phishing   November 13, 2019  

Firefox will block notification pop-up prompts from next year

With the release of Mozilla Firefox 72 in January 2020, users will stop seeing the "allow to show notifications" requests by default. More
News Spam and phishing   November 04, 2019  

Phorpiex botnet used in sextortion email spam campaign

After 10 years, Phorpiex botnet is still active. After being active for around 10 years, Phorpiex botnet has recently been delivering millions of sextortion messages to random users via email spam campaigns.More
News Spam and phishing   October 19, 2019  

Twitter allowed 2FA data for filtering sponsored ad audiences

Twitter 2FA mobile phone numbers and email addresses made reachable for Partner Audiences and Tailor Audiences advertising services. More
News Spam and phishing   October 10, 2019  

Guilty plea: former Yahoo engineer hacked thousands of email accounts

6,000 Yahoo email accounts of mostly young females got hacked in search for sexual images. More
News Spam and phishing   October 01, 2019  

Account hijacking campaign hits a large number of YouTube influencers

A coordinated phishing campaign hit a yet unknown number of prominent YouTube influencers specializing in gaming, car industry, tech, and other topics. More
News Spam and phishing   September 23, 2019  

Police warn about Venmo app texting scam that targets banking data

Phishing scam disguising as Venmo application is redirecting users to a fake website collecting personal and banking data. More
News Spam and phishing   September 19, 2019  

After months of silence, Emotet came back with a new malspam campaign

Malicious email campaign targeting USA, Germany, Poland, Italy, and the United Kingdom spotted delivering malware-loader Emotet. More
News Spam and phishing   September 18, 2019  

Cobalt Dickens hackers are back: launched attack targeting 60 universities

Iranian hacking group behind a new targeted email campaign 18 months after being charged for stealing academic data. More
News Spam and phishing   September 12, 2019  

Operation reWired: 281 BEC scammers arrested in US and Nigeria

281 business email compromise scammers caught in the USA, Nigeria, Turkey, Ghana, and other countries. More
News Spam and phishing   September 11, 2019  

Hacked Robert Downey Jr.' Instagram account offered free iPhones

Avengers star Robert Downey Jr. got his Instagram account hacked: crooks placed links to survey scam sites that asked for personal information. More
News Spam and phishing   September 09, 2019  

Cabarrus County suffered a social engineering attack: $1.7 Million lost

Scammers lured Cabarrus County government into transferring $2.5 Million to fake account: $1.7 Million remains lost. More
News Spam and phishing   August 03, 2019  

Libyan hacker used Facebook platform to distribute trojans for years

Security experts uncovered Facebook accounts that pushed malware to tens of thousands of people for the past five years. More
News Spam and phishing   July 02, 2019  

Two Israeli brothers possibly connected to Bitfinex hack got arrested

Israeli police arrested two brothers involved in Bitfinex hack and cryptocurrency-related campaigns. More
News Spam and phishing   June 25, 2019  

Email phishing campaign ends in $503K loss for Burlington city

The City of Burlington falls victim in a phishing scheme that results in $503 000 transfer to a phony bank account. More
News Spam and phishing   June 17, 2019  
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