GFI Labs - Part 4
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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, …


Fake Google Chrome Updates Return

on January 11, 2013

“Oh hey, a new Chrome update! I’d better hurry up and download the file from this random website with no apparent connection to anything remotely related to my web browser”. There are things better left unsaid, and the above is …


New Year, New Old Threats

on January 9, 2013

If there’s one thing we have to remember about certain Web threats—specifically those related to social networking and social media sites—and email threats, it is this: oftentimes, they come back to haunt us. Case in point, we have found an old …


Fake O2 Shop Mails Dangle Phishy Bait

on January 7, 2013

This is just a short heads up that fake O2 Shop emails are in circulation at the moment, in the form of a “security update” asking for login credentials on the back of an “O2 account update” the recipient is …


Twitter Phish DMs: “This profile on Twitter is spreading nasty blogs around about you”

on January 4, 2013

Looks like 2013 is off to a phishy start, with the following missive doing the rounds on Twitter via DMs on compromised accounts: FYI this profile on twitter [url removed] is spreading nasty blogs around about you Click to Enlarge …


New Year’s Eve: No Flying Cars, Lots of Scams

on December 31, 2012

New Year’s Eve is a great time for flying car jokes, but it’s also a great moment to put together a round-up of the last few days where security is concerned. Shall we begin? 1) Protip to all users of Steam: …


Fake Twitter DM emails leads to Canadian Pharma spam

on December 27, 2012

We’re seeing quite a few of these “Can I use your…” style messages arriving in mailboxes, taking the form of fake Twitter DM notifications. The most common fakeouts seem to be asking about videos and photographs. Click to Enlarge Hello, …


Profile Spy Resurrects on Eve of Mayan Apocalypse

on December 21, 2012

Ah, Profile Spy, a once viral scam on Facebook and Twitter that entices users to check out who have been viewing their profiles. Today, on the eve of the rumored EoW, it has decided to rear its ugly head once more. …


LinkedIn Spam: The Repeat

on December 19, 2012

Another slew of spam claiming to originate from LinkedIn has hit the wild Internet in less than 24 hours, according to the real time recording and tracking of email threats by our researchers in the AV Labs. The malicious spam, this time, poses …


GFI Labs Email Roundup for the Week

on December 18, 2012

Another week, another roundup of noteworthy email threats for the week. For this release, we’re covering the dates of December 10 to 14. “Mailbox Upgrade” Email is a Phish. If you’re using Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express, I’m sure you’re familiar …


GFI Labs’ Top Stories of 2012

on December 17, 2012

2012 has been an interesting year not only for the security industry but also across other industries that touch on information, technology, gaming and anything social online. We have seen big feats, victories and oftentimes some failings we can only …