GFI Labs - Part 10
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Scammers Invite Facebook Users to Test the New PS4, XBox 720

on March 7, 2013

Exactly two weeks ago, Sony introduced the new PlayStation 4 (PS4) to the world in a press conference in New York. The only obvious problem that got people on the Web riled up was that Sony only showed the controller, …


That’s Amore? No, That’s A-Malware

on October 9, 2012

If you want, you can choose to believe that the people behind some Malware made to look like an MP3 called “Delfin2.exe” did so in a ruse to bait fans of Andean techno-folklore music creator, Delfín Quishpe. You could also choose …


Skype Users Targeted with Ransomware and Click Fraud

on October 8, 2012

The infection that’s still spreading across users of Skype has taken an interesting twist: ransomware and click fraud. Skype users tempted to follow the latest set of infection links will end up with a zipfile on their PC. Here’s an …


Infection Spreads Profile Pic Messages to Skype Users

on October 5, 2012

There’s an infection doing the rounds on the Skype network at the moment, spamming end-users with the following message (or similar variants): Click to Enlarge This has been bouncing around for a few days, with the initial set of download …


Tumblr Application Spams Users with ProfileStalkr Posts

on October 4, 2012

Are you aware that Tumblr supports applications? Tumblr users can select an app that takes their fancy and give it “Read and write” or just “read” access. Giving an app “Read and write” means that the app can create and …


Resident Evil 6 Pre-order Code Generator is a Jill Sandwich

on October 3, 2012

No sooner has Resident Evil 6 released to rave reviews than scammers are grunting “Got some rare things on sale, stranger” and dangling a fakeout in front of end-users wanting to get their hands on an exclusive Amazon pre-order bonus. …


Cancelled your Amazon order? Have some Pharmaspam Instead

on October 3, 2012

You may want to keep track of what you did (and didn’t) order from Amazon, as we’re seeing a new batch of fake Amazon cancellation notices: Click to Enlarge The above will send end-users to a currently AWOL Canadian Pharmacy page. Fake …


Fake Quickbooks Emails lead to Malware Shenanigans

on October 3, 2012

We have some more rogue emails following the familiar pattern of the last few days – this time around, a fake Quickbooks themed email which promises “free shipping for Quickbooks customers”: Click to Enlarge It points to a website that …


Twitter Spam Promises Big Bucks

on October 3, 2012

There are two sets of spam accounts plying their trade on Twitter at the moment. Spambot Team A, assemble: Click to Enlarge Friends, aunts, brothers, dads and more are all apparently signed up to “Project Income” and doing well out …


Beware: Fake Fax Email Notifications in Circulation

on October 2, 2012

In the last few days we’ve seen this fake fax email doing the rounds, offering up a “2013 recruitment plan”: Click to Enlarge The email reads as follows: ********************************************************* INCOMING FAX REPORT ********************************************************* Date/Time: 09/28/2012 07:01:41 AM Speed: 14400 bps …


“Stop. Think. Connect” This October 2012

on September 28, 2012

Before we get excited over dressing up as zombies, carving out pumpkin lamps, buying goodies for trick-or-treaters and having a horror movie marathon, allow me to direct your attention to a more pressing matter as September is about to exit. …