A recent phishing scam targeting Netflix customers was so bold it even took a security expert by surprise.
It started with a fake Netflix site, which Jérôme Segura, senior security researcher for Malwarebytes Corporation, found by chance. The URL included the word Netflix, followed by a string of seemingly random characters that tipped him off to the fraud.Read More
Online comic store ComiXology has warned of an unauthorised access of a database that contained user details, and rolled out a complete password reset.
In an email, ComiXology said that in the course of a recent review and upgrade of its security infrastructure, it determined that an “unauthorised individual accessed a database of ours that contained usernames, email addresses and cryptographically protected passwords”.Read More
Anti-virus firm Malwarebytes has announced that it will now defend Android users against pups, or ‘potentially unwanted programs.’ “The research team at Malwarebytes has noticed an increasing number of Android PUPs and, as from today, the new version of Anti-Malware Mobile will give people an option to automatically detect and block these,” says the announcement.Read More
Apps that exploit users for advertising revenues and in-app purchases worsen mobile phone performance and collect unnecessary data, potentially increasing vulnerability.Read More
Empty-handed customers of bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox are being targeted in a ploy likely intended to distributed malware.
A spam message with the awkward phrase “Mt. Gox return to customers the bitcoins” in the subject line has been seen circulating, according to a Reddit user.Read More
An energetic hat tip to Martijn Grooten for drawing my attention to a very significant blog by Jérôme Segura on a tech support scam with a phishing twist, for our friends at Malwarebytes.
Yes, I know. Yet another tech support scam, taking money from you for a computer problem you don’t really have. But this one is really too interesting not to look at.Read More
If the screen below has ever popped up as you were supposedly logging into Netflix, we’ve got some bad news for you. No, it’s not your Netflix account—that’s perfectly safe (at least for now). But if you followed the instructions on the screen, you’ve been duped by a new phishing scheme that seems so painfully obvious, it’s almost brilliant.
Jérôme Segura of Malwarebytes Unpacked was the first to uncover the dastardly little trick.
Jerome Segura has been tracking tech support scams for a year, documenting the ploys he’s encountered. But even this one found him unprepared.
“Combining a phishing scam with a fake tech support call center is something that I’d never seen before,” the Malwarebytes senior security researcher told Wired.co.uk. A video of the find shows Segura trying to enter a fake Netflix login on the streaming service’s homepage, only to be presented with a notice telling him the account has been suspended, and telling him to call a fake tech support number.Read More
A new breed of malware is targeting WhatsApp users who are suspicious of potentially cheating partners, according to an exclusive report handed to ITProPortal by security firm Malwarebytes.Read More
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is by far my favorite and most used anti-malware program in my PC history. I’m a big fan of the free version as it offers the level of protection I need for what I do day in and day out of my PC. Over the years, the free version has saved my PC and online life more than once and I’m grateful that software companies still exist that want to help consumers as oppose to limit them within the confines of free software so much that it does them no good.Read More