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    Jun9
    5:04 am (UTC-7)   |    by

    With the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil about to kick off in less than a week, it should be no surprise that phishing sites have intensified their own spam campaigns targeting Brazilians as well. Some of these spam runs are fairly basic, as far as these go. This particular one, for example, tries to lure users with a lottery with a jackpot prize of 5 million Brazilian reais (just short of 2.2 million US dollars). Figure 1. Lottery phishing message A typical phishing attack like ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Spam |



    I wrote a blog entry last week about fraudulent websites that scam users into purchasing tickets to the much-anticipated FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Just recently I found another threat that used the FIFA World Cup as a social engineering hook, this time it involves a banking Trojan. Banking Trojans are popular in the Latin American region so this threat seems rather timely considering the World Cup fever. Customers of an online ticketing website received an email that supposedly offered an ...

    Posted in Bad Sites, Malware, Spam |



    The first quarter of the year saw cybercrime hit targets that may not have been considered worthwhile in previous quarters. Multiple Bitcoin exchanges found themselves the victims of various attacks and were forced to close shop. The most high-profile victim Mt. Gox, which had been, at one time, the leading Bitcoin exchange in the world. Exchanges were not the only target. With more than 12 million Bitcoins in existence - with a value of 6-8 billion US dollars - it ...




    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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    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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