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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UK WhatsApp users warned of latest in-the-wild scam

Users of WhatsApp, that popular texting service application for mobile devices, are warned of a new scam making rounds that may have started late last week. The official Sainsbury’s Twitter account has already denied the legitimacy of the message, and rightfully advised the user to simply delete or ignore the message without replying.

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Here’s your unlimited ATM card

A scam about an unlimited and blank ATM card has been doing the rounds for a few months now, probably following the news about the ATM heist in Taiwan that was successful in a way, but didn’t end too well for most of the participants, as they did get caught.

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PSA: DetoxCrypto Ransomware imitating Malwarebytes

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…

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