Social engineering

QBot Trojan delivered via malspam campaign exploiting US election uncertainties - Criminals won't pass a unique opportunity to leverage current events to deliver malware.
Fake COVID-19 survey hides ransomware in Canadian university attack - Universities are a hot target for malware right now. In this latest attack, a threat actor was targeting the University of British Columbia with the goal of distributing ransomware.
XSS to TSS: tech support scam campaign abuses cross-site scripting vulnerability - This tech support scam is being spread via Facebook links and uses several redirection mechanisms to avoid detection.
Deepfakes and the 2020 United States election: missing in action? - We look at whether the 2020 United States election will be plagued by deepfakes, or if it's not the concern experts once thought it was.
FIFA 21 game scams: watch out for unsporting conduct - With the recent launch of the new FIFA 2021 video game, we look at some of the common scams to avoid.
Missing person scams: what to watch out for - Missing person alerts can be a prime source of inspiration for scammers looking to turn a quick buck. We explore some of the techniques used to further ill-gotten gains.
Sextortion scammers getting creative - We’ve covered sextortion before, focusing in on how the core of the threat is an exercise in trust. The threat actor behind the campaign will use whatever information available on the target that causes them to trust that the threat actor does indeed have incriminating information on them. (They don’t.) But as public awareness of...
Wall Street Market reported to have exit scammed - Users reported that Wall Street Market, a broadly-known cryptocurrency dark net market, has executed an exit scam, swindling millions from account holders in the process.
A look inside the FBI’s 2018 IC3 online crime report - The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center have released their 2018 report about online crime. Which attacks are most popular? Where are the victims located? And how much money has been lost in the process?

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