Here’s a review of last week’s posts on Malwarebytes Unpacked:
- Latest Celeb Media Hack Leads to Potential Scam, PUP (Fraud/Scam Alert) Following the leaking of celebrity photos and videos from their iCloud accounts, scammers took to Twitter and even went with the trend of using a then-famous hashtag to entice users to increase their follower counts or download a potentially unwanted program.
- “YouTube Account Manager has sent you a Message…” (Fraud/Scam Alert) Spam claiming to be YouTube account suspension notifications hit inboxes last week. Users are directed to either a phishing page or a survey scam.
- NatWest Phish: “You are Logging In from Different Cities” (Fraud/Scam Alert) An old scam involving NatWest resurfaced last week and was spotted by Security Researcher Chris Boyd. The phishing email came to inboxes as a notice to users, informing them that they have been logged into their account from a different city, which suggest that someone somehow got hold of their credentials.
Top news stories:
- Malware Bypasses Chrome Extension Security Feature. Our friends at Trend Micro found a downloader malware from a link that was distributed on Twitter bearing the words “Download this video, Facebook Secrets” and a fake Flash Player extension for Chrome. (Source: Trend Micro’s Security Intelligence Blog)
- Hacker breached HealthCare.gov website, planted malware on “ObamaCare”. Criminals and other individuals with potentially malicious intent have been hammering the said .gov site since it went public in October 2013. Its hacking, which did not lead to the compromise of client information (thankfully), was not something unexpected for some security folks. (Source: Graham Cluley Blog)
- Celeb nude photos now being used as bait by Internet criminals. Online criminals continue to bank on the celebrity nude hacking involving famous celebrities as lure to install potentially nasty stuff onto systems. The latest find was distributed on Twitter and Facebook and was marketed as a sex “video” of actress Jennifer Lawrence. (Source: Ars Technica)
- VirusTotal mess means YOU TOO can track Comment Crew! “Security researcher Brandon Dixon has used Google’s VirusTotal malware analysis tool to spy on what he claims are state-sponsored Chinese and Iranian elite hacking crews.” (Source: The Register)
- Data: Nearly All U.S. Home Depot Stores Hit. Brian Krebs revealed that credit and debit card breaches at Home Depot affected almost all of its stores nationwide. Stolen card details were being sold on a cybercrime store. (Source: Krebs on Security)
The Malwarebytes Labs Team