A week in security (Oct 30 – Nov 05)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 30th of October to the 5th of November. This week, we highlighted on a tech support scam campaign, a malvertising campaign, a new way to spread phishing links, and a way for businesses to address cyber threats.

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Promoted Tweet leads to credit card phishing

There’s been a bit of an issue with promoted Tweets on Twitter in the last few days – well, one specific promoted Tweet at any rate – in the form of a rogue phish asking for login credentials and payment information. We take a look at what the scammers have been up to, and how this scam could end up being quite successful for those involved…

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#Hackedbyseb: musical (password) chairs

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…

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A week in security (Sep 11 – Sep 17)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from September 11th to September 17th. This week, we talked about DetoxCrypto ransomware, a tax fraud campaign, malvertisement on adult sites, and phishers having a bad day.

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It’s a hard life for phishers

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.

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