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    From a security perspective, phishing attempts are pretty much old hat. In most cases, phishing attempts or attacks focus on getting one particular credential, such as those for credit cards or user accounts. We are now seeing cybercriminals attempt to get more credentials by using phishing pages that allow for multiple email logins. Multiple Logins Allowed We came across some shortened URLs that lead users are lead to phishing pages that mimic popular sites, including Facebook, Google Docs (now known as Google ...

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    Cybercriminals are well-versed in preying upon anyone curious about world events.  Case in point: the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. While the world is waiting for this, cybercriminals are not wasting time and are now launching new threats that turn global followers into victims. Search Results Leads to Malware, Adware We recently found a file named Jsc Sport Live + Brazil World Cup 2014 HD.rar., which contains the file Brazil World Cup Streaming 2014.exe. This .file is a backdoor identified as BKDR_BLADABIN.AB. This ...

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    Apr28
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    The Russian Underground has been around (in an organized manner) since 2004, and has been used both as a marketplace and an information exchange platform. Some well-known centers of the Russian underground include zloy.org, DaMaGeLab, and XaKePoK.NeT. Initially, these forums were used primarily to exchange information, but their roles as marketplaces have become more prominent. Many parts of the Russian underground today are now highly specialized. A cybercriminal with ties to the right people no longer needs to create all his attack tools himself; instead ...




    A few days ago, America Online, or AOL, confirmed that their mail service - AOL Mail - had been hacked, with the email addresses (allegedly only 1% of their entire customer base) either compromised and/or spoofed to send spam with links leading to phishing pages.  We combed through the Internet to look for samples of the phishing spam being sent, and they popped up readily in our searches. Figure 1. AOL Mail spam sample Figure 2. Second AOL Mail spam sample The spammed ...

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    Since news about Heartbleed broke out earlier this month, the Internet has been full of updates, opinions and details about the vulnerability, with personalities ranging from security experts to celebrities talking about it. Being as opportunistic as they are, cybercriminals have taken notice of this and turned the furor surrounding Heartbleed into lure for a spam attack. Figure 1. Heartbleed spam The spammed mail is a simple-looking one, as far as spam goes. The body is plain text, notifying the user about the ...

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