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Phishers get creative with bogus offer for World of Warcraft’s new expansion

April 16, 2014

Phishing scammers are targeting World of Warcraft players with a tempting but bogus pre-order offer tied to the Warlords of Draenor expansion, warns the security firm Malwarebytes.

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Netflix scam put users’ credit cards, personal information at risk

April 15, 2014

Con artists claiming they work for Netflix created a fake website to try to get credit card and other private information from unsuspecting victims, according to the Better Business Bureau.

“It combines a phishing scam with a tech support scam,” Jerome Segura, a computer expert with Malwarebytes, explained to CBS News.

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the register

Bad PUPPY: Undead Windows XP deposits fresh scamware on lawn

April 15, 2014

Cybercriminals have already seized upon the end of support for Windows XP as a theme for numerous scams and fake software updates.

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Criminals target Windows XP for scams as support ends

April 14, 2014

Criminals are increasingly targeting Windows XP users with fake software and security updates following the end of support for the OS, a security researcher has warned.

Christopher Boyd, a malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, warned that since the end of support for Windows XP last week, there are been a marked increase in the number of adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) targeting users of the operating system.

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Phishers hijack EA Sports Twitter to steal user details

April 12, 2014

A fake EA Sports Twitter stream is hijacking questions put to the organisation’s official account in an attempt to steal login details.

The scam was spotted by Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, who says in a blog post, “The account sending links isn’t verified, and swore at another Twitter user not too long ago — not common behaviour for a support channel!”

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the guardian

How can I use Windows XP safely now it’s no longer supported?

April 11, 2014

Microsoft discontinued support for its Windows XP operating system this week, which means users need to beef up their security practices to cope.

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PSA: Teach Your Friends and Family About “Tech Support” Scams

April 10, 2014

You’ve probably heard about the popular “tech support” scams making the rounds these days. Someone claiming to be from Microsoft calls you, asks you to accept a remote connection, then they take control of your computer. You may be smart enough to avoid this, but your friends and family might not be—so take this time to educate them.

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fox business news

Warning: Your XP Has a Red Neon Bull’s Eye on it

April 10, 2014

“Not only are the malware writers looking forward to new attacks they’ve been stockpiling existing exploits they’ve found, preparing to make the maximum use when Microsoft stops patching,” says Doug Swanson, CTO of security software company Malwarebytes. “The concern from security professionals is that this could represent a pretty serious uptick of malicious software being pushed out over the next couple of months.”

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talk 910

Avoiding the Heartbleed Security Bug

April 10, 2014

Jean Taggart, security researcher for Mawarebytes, speaks with Gil about the heartbleed bug and how to protect yourself.

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Best free antivirus for Windows PC, laptop or tablet: secure your PC for free

April 10, 2014

Six great free antivirus programs for PC, laptop and tablet. The best free antivirus for your Windows PC.

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