http://www.threattracksecurity.com/it-blog/labs GFI Labs - Part 3
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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, …

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Phishing Scam Spreads via Facebook PM

on January 23, 2013

We’ve seen a number of cases wherein phishers have used compromised Twitter accounts to send direct messages (DMs) to their followers. We’re now beginning to see this same tactic used in Facebook in the form of private messages (PMs), and this isn’t …

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Facebook Graph Search and You

on January 22, 2013

On January 15, Facebook announced its search feature called Graph Search and since then, people can’t seem to stop talking about it. Graph Search is marketed as a comprehensive way for people to navigate through connections on Facebook and make them useful, …

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Mega Search “Hack” is Digital Hall of Mirrors

on January 22, 2013

Now that MEGA has launched (albeit a little shakily), it hasn’t taken long to spot what may be the first scam trying to make some money off the back of the brand new file hosting service. Click to Enlarge “Hack! …

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“Cracked” Android Apps Dabble in Ad Clicks

on January 22, 2013

There’s a site located at getwapi(dot)com offering up lots of Android files. As you may have guessed, there’s a bit of a twist involved. Here’s the site in question: click to enlarge There are versions of pretty much everything you can …

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Malware Masks as Latest Java Update

on January 21, 2013

In case you have been out of touch with the latest news on software vulnerability, security experts have discovered a new zero-day, critical flaw on Java not so long ago and is already integrated into popular exploit kits, such as Blackhole, Redkit, …

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Phishers Target UnionBank of the Philippines Clients

on January 21, 2013

We have been alerted by an ongoing phishing campaign that targets clients and online banking users of the UnionBank of the Philippines. The phishing URL, which is being sent to users in the form of spam, is found hosted on …

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ThreatTrack 2.0

on January 17, 2013

Today, GFI Software has announced the release of the latest version of its automated malware analysis tool and dubbed it ThreatTrack 2.0. According to a recent press release: “ThreatTrack 2.0 produces a range of data streams containing more than 69 million …

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Email Threats Highlights: EFTPS, BBB and Federal Reserve Spam

on January 16, 2013

Researchers in the AV Labs have captured and recorded a number of notable email threats last week—generally spam related to malware—that we have discussed in brief below: Fake BBB Complaints Spam Can Unsettle Businesses. This spam lets recipients know that …

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Fake Southwest Airlines Giveaway Flies High Once More

on January 15, 2013

click to enlarge A fresh campaign fake Southwest Airlines free ticket scam has made its way onto Facebook again, this time as an event invite spammed within the network. Southwest Airlines is giving two tickets to any destination within the United States! …

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E-Store Glitches and Free iPads?

on January 15, 2013

Despite what the below website may claim – “E-Store glitch, users currently getting free iPads” – rest assured that it simply isn’t true, and such tactics have been in circulation since at least 2010, and quite likely a lot earlier …

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