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    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 ...

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    As the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil draws near, we are seeing more threats using the event as bait. We recently talked about cybercriminals in Brazil taking advantage of the event to spread malware, but we've found that the threats have gone beyond that: we've spotted fake FIFA websites selling game tickets. One of the sites we found even have different subdomains for different countries, as shown in the diagram below: Figure 1. Multiple subdomains of scam site (Click above image to enlarge) For the ...

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    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 ...




    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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