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    In the previous blog post of this series, I introduced our paper titled  An In-Depth Analysis of Abuse on Twitter  that looked at the threats in the Twitter landscape, and explained the various kinds of malicious tweets we've seen. In this post, we look at the scope and scale of these threats. Malware Tweets Users in the United States generally click the most links that go to malicious URLs from Twitter, whether it be phishing Tweets, Tweets with shortened URLs, or traditional spam. In one category, ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Social |



    The computer security industry will always remember 2013 as the year the U.S. suffered one of the largest data breaches in history. In a targeted attack, U.S. retailer Target was compromised during the Christmas shopping season using the BlackPOS malware, a PoS RAM scraper family. According to estimates, cybercriminals stole 40 million credit and debit card numbers as well as 70 million personal records of Target shoppers. Ever since the Target data breach came into the limelight, there has been a constant stream merchants/retailers publicly ...

    Posted in Bad Sites |



    It was recently reported that Google would improve the search ranking of  HTTPS sites in their search engine. This may encourage website owners to switch from HTTP to HTTPS. Cybercriminals are also taking part in this switch. For example, we recently spotted a case where users searching for the secure version of a gaming site were instead led to a phishing site. We researched phishing sites that used HTTPS and were blocked by Trend Micro web reputation technology from 2010-2014. Based on our investigation, the number ...

    Posted in Bad Sites |



    With the entire internet abuzz about the iCloud hacking leak - where more than a hundred celebrities had their private photos leaked online- it would certainly only be a matter of time before some enterprising cybercriminal decided that things were ripe for leveraging with socially-engineered threats. And that's just what happened, as our scanning brought to our attention some freshly-concocted schemes targeting those looking for the photos borne from the aforementioned leak. The first threat we found hails from Twitter, in the ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware, Social |



    We're seeing schemes that are taking advantage of the buzz around the upcoming developer preview release of Windows™ 9 this September. One of the threats we saw was found using some combinations of keywords like Windows 9, free, leak and download in popular search engines. It involves a potentially malicious website that offers what appears to be a free download of the yet-to-be-released Windows OS. Figure 1. Blog offering free Windows 9 download Users who click the 'Download Now' button will be redirected to a download page provided by the file-hosting service Turbobit.net. The file being ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Social |


     

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