Tag Archives: Malware

SCAM: Evil Airline Phishing Attack

From our friends at KnowBe4. It appears a new phishing attack has a 90% success rate, and is very super simple. No real sophistication here. Continue reading SCAM: Evil Airline Phishing Attack

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SCAM: Apple Store Phishing Attempt

This one’s good. It sends a user a notice, indicating that a purchase was made on their Apple ID, and provides a link to a refund request form. It asks for your Apple login info, name, address, date of birth, and full payment card information.

DO NOT EVER FILL THIS OUT FOR A REFUND! Continue reading SCAM: Apple Store Phishing Attempt

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Tech Support Scams and Scareware

(Sorry about the lack of posts recently. I just switched day jobs, and the transition is still under way)

These are really just old tricks with a new twist. KnowBe4 is call them “new”, but this is simply the next evolution in the “Windows Tech Support Scam“. Basically, the scammer calls you and says your computer is infected, or in some other way compromised. They then convince you to allow them to access your computer to perform some remedial repairs. But, if they could detect these infections, didn’t they have access before (this should be the first clue)? Continue reading Tech Support Scams and Scareware

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SCAM: Illegal Game of Thrones Phishing Attack

So, with great television shows comes great responsibility – to PAY FOR IT. But some people don’t, and they try to get free shit all the time, despite it being heavily illegal. And, in some cases, dangerous to the thief.

Continue reading SCAM: Illegal Game of Thrones Phishing Attack

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SCAM: Pieces of S*** Exploiting Orlando Atrocity

It’s still too early for me to talk about the Orlando massacre from the point of firearms, new proposed laws, terror watch lists, etc. But, I did want to bring this up – again, courtesy of our friends at KnowBe4.

It seems that lowlifes are now trying to scam generous people out of their money. Continue reading SCAM: Pieces of S*** Exploiting Orlando Atrocity

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Phishing Emails, Ransomware, and You

So a recent study was published, stating that about 93% of phishing emails lead to ransomware, or have ransomware embedded directly in them. This is a staggeringly frightening number. And it’s only getting worse. Continue reading Phishing Emails, Ransomware, and You

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SCAM: “Prince’s Last Words” Video

So, 2016 keeps kicking us all in the nuts with the loss of another great artist, Prince. And while that’s upsetting to many people, including myself, it’s getting worse with assholes again exploiting the grief of the internet. Continue reading SCAM: “Prince’s Last Words” Video

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SCAM of the Week – TurboTax Phishing

Brought to us by our friends at KnowBe4, we’re seeing an expected uptick in social engineering attacks targeting employees or their HR departments. KnowBe4 even has a test phishing campaign to help recognize stuff for this (test meaning that it gives off some signals of a phishing email, but doesn’t actually cause any harm if you click on the link).  Continue reading SCAM of the Week – TurboTax Phishing

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Remove uTorrent’s EpicScale Crapware

Okay, I used to be a uTorrent user for many years, until last year. I switched, but not due to this issue. I was just tired of the ads they had going on. But now, there’s a new reason to avoid uTorrent (and it’s not about ads for file sharing).  Continue reading Remove uTorrent’s EpicScale Crapware

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