GFI Labs - Part 8
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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, …


“Update your Windows Installation Records”…

on November 1, 2012

A website residing at microsofts(dot)us/speedlogin/ wants you to know that your “computer is out of date”, and that you should “update your Windows installation records” due to a high risk situation. Click to Enlarge As it turns out, updating your Windows …


New Phish Steals More than Steam Credentials

on October 31, 2012

Phishers are once again prowling the Web for more user information to steal, this time targeting players of the popular gaming platform, Steam. More than a year ago, Valve launched Steam Trading. The objective is to “allows you [the Steam …


New Twitter Phish is Selling Drama

on October 30, 2012

Heads up, dear Reader, there’s a new phish in Twitter-town, and you won’t miss it once you visit your direct message (DM) inbox. The message content can be any of the following: A horrible rumor is spreading about you A nasty …


SellAring: You Won’t Like the Sound of This

on October 30, 2012

If Benjamin Franklin was alive today, had a Facebook account and Tweeted to his millions of followers, he’d probably attest that the third certain thing in this life—aside from death and taxes—is ads. Ads are everywhere. You see them on …


With Halloween Comes Black Hat SEO and Other Holiday Nasties

on October 29, 2012

Security is Sexy‘s Darlene Storm recently did an interview with Jovi Umawing, Communications and Research Analyst for GFI Software. Umawing talked about black hat search engine optimization (SEO), which normally strikes whenever events and holidays are upcoming. She also provided insights on threat trends …


GFI Labs Email Roundup for the Week

on October 26, 2012

Greetings, dear Reader! It’s Friday and another work week almost done for most of us. To wrap things up and make way for the next, I thought of putting together a brief round-up of notable spam- and phishing-related emails found …


Bogus Windows License Spam is in the Wild

on October 24, 2012

For everyone’s information: Below is a screenshot of a new spam run in the wild, and the sender (whoever he, she, or it is) presents to recipients a very suspicious but very free license for Microsoft Windows that they can download. …


Twitter DM Lures Recipients to iPad Scam

on October 24, 2012

We have been reading reports of malware and phishing attacks by means of suspicious direct messages to get user systems infected or have user information and credentials stolen, a ploy that is fast becoming common in the Twittersphere now more than …


Scammers Target Chikka Users

on October 23, 2012

It has come to our attention that a scam using the name of Chikka Text Messenger, an internet-based SMS service that supports communication between computer/tablet users and phone/smartphone users, is making rounds on Facebook. By banking on the popularity of …


On Cyberbullying

on October 22, 2012

Several years ago, I was part of a small team who visited certain spots in the metro to assist in a company-sponsored speaking engagement aiming to educate families on general internet safety. The attendees were generally parents and guardians with …