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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A week in security (Nov 27 – Dec 03)

A compilation of notable security news and blog posts from the 27th of November to the 3rd of December. This week, we touched on Gooligan, attribution, a new WhatsApp phishing campaign, another ransomware, and a one-of-a-kind Apple spam.

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Fake pharma sites are getting even more obnoxious

Recently, we have noticed that pharma sites seem to have discovered the use of JavaScript to change the “Stay or Leave” messages that you see, when you try to close or leave their sites.

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The curious case of recurring “Page disabled” Facebook scams

We’re once again faced with a number of fake Facebook Security profiles, accounts that phishers were able to take over and control. No longer are they posting comments to random user feeds but sending them private messages instead.

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Our Pokemon Go blogpost becomes scammer bait

Our Pokemon Go blogpost warning users about online scams became a Pokemon-style lure – for comment section drive-by scammers.

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