Christopher Boyd
Malware Intelligence Analyst

Former Director of Research at FaceTime Security Labs. He has a very particular set of skills. Skills that make him a nightmare for threats like you.

September 20, 2016 - Singers will often use inventive ways to gain attention from an audience, or even draw new fans in. One trend in pop circles seems to be gaining popularity, but it might not be the best hype train to hop aboard. What could go wrong by sending your favourite singer login credentials to have them post a cool message from your account? Quite a bit, actually...


September 16, 2016 - Scammers will always try and imitate legitimate tools and services in an effort to trick people into harming their accounts and devices. If it isn't fake logins, it's dubious links on social media. If we're wading knee deep in 419 emails, you can bet another round of tech support scams will be along in a minute. Today we look at an attempt at pushing DetoxCrypto Ransomware which suggests its from Malwarebytes...


September 16, 2016 - Take a look at some fake "free game" sites found on Instagram. Anyone with children in their family who can't get enough of freebies online may want to gently steer them away from the below. Everyone from PS4 to Nintendo gamers are potential targets.


September 15, 2016 - Phishing URL compromise is surprisingly common, as many phish pages are fully expected to have a short shelf life. Of course, having a site taken down isn't the only thing making life difficult for phishers. As you'll see, it's often the least of their worries given the surprisingly plentiful ways people want to celebrate International Give a Phisher a Headache Day.


September 12, 2016 - It always pays to train a wary eye on your text messages, as conniving phishers don't always stick to the tried and tested route of email scams. We take a look at a pair of SMS phishes sent directly to a mobile device - if you bank with Wells Fargo or Bank of America, these are two to watch out for.


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