Fake Forbes story becomes bearer of “smart drug” news

Scams of this nature doesn’t only arrive via email. They may also be shared via social networking platforms, chat sessions, public comments on forums and blog posts, and (if legitimate websites aren’t careful) sometimes they’re inadvertently shared via ads on sites, especially if user browsing is done via mobile devices.

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Fake WhatsApp email comes as a billing alert

Recently, we have received a report from one of our readers on Facebook regarding another criminal-driven campaign targeting WhatsApp users. It comes in the form of a phishing email, which our reader has forwarded for us to look into.

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An overview of malvertising on the Mac

Mac users may face less malware attacks than their Windows counterparts, but it doesn’t mean they are safe from online crooks. In this post we review the top malvertising attacks that target the OS X platform and how to stay safe.

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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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A week in security (Oct 23 – Oct 29)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 23rd of October to the 29th. This week, we talked about Trick bot, attribution, a WhatsApp scam, and debunked certain hacker stereotypes.

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