Blog Posts Tagged with "Malicious URL"

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Hacktivists Using Shortened Links to Hide Malware Servers

October 15, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

“Most did not recognise that people using fake profiles, perhaps masquerading as school friends, could capture information and movements. Few consider the possibilities of data mining and how patterns of behaviour can be identified over time..."

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Malicious Websites: The Web is a Dangerous Place

September 25, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

McAfee’s latest Threats Report shows a growth in malicious websites replacing botnets as the primary infection mechanism. This means that by just simply visiting a website you could be exposed to malicious things that can do harm to your computer, mobile device, finances or identity...

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Cyber Criminals Hiding Behind Travel Emails

June 17, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Cyber criminals love to be where the action is, and they know this is a peak travel season, so they have found the perfect hiding place: Travel confirmations. They realize that more people are booking travel online and receiving their travel confirmations via email...

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Your New Best Friend May Not Protect You

May 05, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Your mobile phone may be your new best friend. Four out of seven people have mobile phones, because a phone really is a great companion that brings us into contact with people, media, music, and finances. But unlike a German Shepherd, your mobile isn’t a security device...

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Fake LinkedIn Notifications Serving Up Malware

April 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Researchers are reporting bogus LinkedIn notifications that lead users to malware. The spoofed notifications look legitimate, sporting the LinkedIn logo and a format familiar to members of the business networking platform, making the operation difficult to detect...

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Twitter Spam Campaign Serving Up Rogue Antivirus

April 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Early today, Kaspersky Lab discovered a new ongoing spam campaign on Twitter. Hundreds of compromised accounts are currently spamming malicious links, hosted on .TK and .tw1.su domains, leading to Rogue Anti Virus softwares," writes Kasperky's Nicolas Brulez...

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DHS: Don’t be Fooled by Too Good to be True Websites

April 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines

According to a recent report, the fan craze created by the film The Hunger Games has created the perfect opportunity for devious cybercriminals to take advantage of Internet users. While clicking on a link may seem innocent enough, it can actually infect your device...

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MS08_068 + MS10_046 = FUN UNTIL 2018

March 06, 2012 Added by:Rob Fuller

If you are on an internal penetration test and either exploit a machine or find an open share, you can create an LNK file with an icon that points at a nonexistent share on your attacking machine's IP...

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McAfee Report: No Immunity from Targeted Attacks

February 22, 2012 Added by:Headlines

“The threat landscape continued to evolve in 2011, and we saw a significant shift in motivation for cyber attacks. Increasingly, we’ve seen that no organization, platform or device is immune to the increasingly sophisticated and targeted threats..."

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Tax Season Phishing Scams and Malware Campaigns

February 09, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Due to the upcoming tax deadline, US-CERT reminds users to remain cautious when receiving unsolicited email that could be part of a potential phishing scam or malware campaign. These messages may appear to be from the IRS and ask users to submit personal information...

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Seventy-Five Million Unique Malware Samples in 2012

February 08, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Imagine your body being targeted by 75 million viruses. That is exactly what’s happening to your digital devices. Laptops, desktops, netbooks, notebooks, Macs, iPads, iPhones, BlackBerrys, Androids, and Symbian mobile phones are all being targeted...

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Beware the TypoSquatters

January 24, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

Cybercriminals go where the action is - they wait for websites to get popular and then register domain names based on popular mis-spellings. Once the typosquatter lures you to their site, they use all types of tricks to get you to give them your personal information...

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