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    Summertime has become synonymous with blockbuster movies. Unfortunately, these movies have become a go-to social engineering lure used by cybercriminals. Just like in previous years, Trend Micro engineers searched for possible threats related to movies released during the summer. This year, 22 Jump Street was the top movie used for social engineering. Transformers: Age of Extinction and Maleficent ranked second and third, respectively. Where are these supposed streaming sites advertised? Tumblr ranks first, followed by WordPress and Blogspot. Figure 1. Commonly used ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware |



    While new threats are emerging that hit new avenues or targets like PoS systems and cryptocurrencies, old threats like phishing remains to be an effective means of gathering user data. A simple spam email that leverages holidays, online shopping, release of anticipated gadgets, and hot/current news items can redirect unsuspecting users to survey scams and phishing pages that ask for their credentials and personal identifiable information (PII). A very recent example of this is the attacks we saw leveraging the interest around the World ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware, Spam |



    A few months after the case of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the world was shocked again with another tragic news involving the crash of Malaysia Airlines 777 (also known as MH17) over Ukraine that killed nearly 300 passengers and crew members. As with past incidents, cybercriminals are quick to take advantage of the said tragedy that occurred last July 17, 2014. During our investigation, just a few hours after Malaysia Airline tweeted at 23:36, July 17 “Malaysia Airlines has lost ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware |



    Sporting events are getting more and more connected, and the just-concluded World Cup is no exception. Brazilian telecom provider Oi made sure that no expense was spared in 'connecting' the World Cup , and even claimed that this year's event is in fact the most connected in the history of the World Cup. Oi claims that they provided connections to all twelve host stadiums across Brazil, resulting with 32 terabytes of data being generated by the media, sponsors, volunteers and FIFA officials in just ten days.  More than ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware, Mobile, Social |



    Figure 1. Motto taken from the InstallBrain website (http://www.installbrain.com) on July 3, 2014” “Monetize On Non-buyers” is the bold motto of InstallBrain—adware that turns out to have been developed by an Israeli company called iBario Ltd. This motto clearly summarizes the potential risks adware companies can introduce to users, especially when they install stuff on systems without their consent. Adware is often perceived as low-risk, because these usually display unwanted popups and pop under advertisements. However, they can pose serious security risks when ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware |


     

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