Report: Cybercrime climate shifts dramatically in first quarter

The first quarter of 2017 brought with it some significant changes to the threat landscape and we aren’t talking about heavy ransomware distribution either. Threats which were previously believed to be serious contenders this year have nearly vanished entirely, while new threats and infection techniques have forced the security community to reconsider collection and analysis efforts.

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Staying safe online on Valentine’s Day

We give some advice on how to steer clear of scams and other bad things on Valentine’s Day. Everything from social engineering and bots to revenge porn and money mules are covered.

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Lesser known tricks of spoofing extensions

It is a well-known fact that malware using social engineering tricks is designed to hide itself from being an obvious executable. In this short article, we will present two other less common tricks used to deceive users.

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Scammers sneak into customer support conversations on Twitter

We’ve looked at the social engineering tactic of inserting a fake account into a conversation with legitimate support channels in the past, and today – thanks to Techhelplist – we can observe another one, this time going after Natwest bank logins. See how Twitter scammers are trying to steer potential victims away from legitimate support channels to phishing websites.

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Hacking your head: how cybercriminals use social engineering

Social engineering is a tool as old as war. And a growing number of cybercriminals are using it to manipulate users into giving them what they want.

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