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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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Old “Windows Live Virus” Alive and Kicking on Facebook

on November 15, 2012

Dear Facebook user, if you have been seeing this message in your timeline lately, here’s what you must do: (1) Don’t panic. (2) Raise a skeptical eyebrow. It’s okay. click to enlarge The text reads: !!!!!!!!!! RED ALERT for YOUR COMPUTER …

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Gaming Accounts: Login Overload?

on November 14, 2012

Owners of Origin accounts are advised to be on their guard after an apparent bout of account compromise taking place recently. Gamers have never had it so good – and so bad. The wide variety of titles and platforms (console, …

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Beware: Twitter Video Facebook App is Back

on November 14, 2012

A new wave of rogue direct messages (DM) are making rounds in Twitter once more. Instead of the message “lol ur famous now”, as we’ve documented before, which coupled the Facebook link leading to a phishing page, the criminals behind …

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Wannabe Account Thieves stung by fake Twitter Hack

on November 9, 2012

Here’s a rather long winded scam all based around the idea that distracting the victim budding account-thief with nonsense is a very smart gameplan. In fact this one rambles on so much I had to chop some of it out …

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GFI Labs Email Roundup for the Week

on November 9, 2012

We’re starting off this roundup with a quick recap of what has transpired this week. First off, the US Elections last November 6: As expected, election-related threats have continued to make rounds that day. We won’t be surprised if we …

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Twitter Compromise EMails: Don’t Panic

on November 8, 2012

It’s never a good feeling to have a “Sorry, your login credentials just exploded so hard aliens in another galaxy will put up a quarantine zone around your solar system” mail, which is pretty bad considering I had one of …

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QRishing

on November 8, 2012

QRishing may probably be a new term to our ears, but concerns of this threat have been expressed by individuals some years before. It is a term we can associate with a phishing tactic initiated with Quality Response (QR) codes. A few days …

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Phishers Take Aim at USAA

on November 7, 2012

Customers of the United Services Automobile Association, or USAA, are confronted with a faceless threat and may likely find themselves within enemy territory…if they’re not careful enough. Our researchers in the AV Labs spotted a phishing attack aimed at USAA customers …

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Of Elections and Shenanigans

on November 6, 2012

Today is that fateful day: Election Day. And we’re not short of seeing shenanigans related to this big event that online criminals and scammers have been taking advantage of for months. What we have below are just some of what …

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The Friday Scam, Spam and Malware Roundup

on November 2, 2012

A little bit of a round-up as the week rumbles to a close (assuming you don’t include Saturday and Sunday, which might cause some confusion in your personal life so it isn’t really advisable): 1) An email is currently pinging …

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