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Ransomware targets Mac OS X users with “Your browser has been locked” scam

Researchers at Malwarebytes have discovered a scam targeting Mac OS X demanding that users pay a fine to remove the message, “your browser has been locked“.  The scam does not allow the user to close the web browser and re-appears even after the computer has been shut down. This type of scam is not uncommon […]

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Malware delivered in fake Amazon.co.uk e-mails

Unsuspecting users are being warned to look out for fake Amazon.co.uk e-mails that appear to be sent by Amazon about a recent order but actually contain malware that could infect your computer. The e-mails have the subject title, Your Order with Amazon.co.uk and appear genuine.  It is disguised to trick unsuspecting users into opening the attached file, Your […]

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Facebook: “Your friend added a new photo with you to the album” e-mail contains a trojan

It’s not like this type of phishing scam hasn’t been seen before, where you receive an e-mail that looks like it’s been sent by Facebook telling you that a friend has added a photo with you in it. This time though, the e-mail comes with an attachment containing a malicious trojan that can infect your […]

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Spoof e-mail, “Your BlackBerry ID has been created”, contains malware

Signed from ‘The BlackBerry Team‘, users should watch out for an e-mail with the subject, “Your BlackBerry ID has been created”, containing harmful malware. Legitimate e-mail content According to Websense, the wording of the e-mail, is actually a copy and paste effort of an official e-mail that BlackBerry sends to new users that have created […]

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Fake WhatsApp Facebook apps trick users into installing potentially malicious software

The popular cross-platform mobile instant messenger, WhatsApp, has found popularity with scammers using its branding to trick users into giving access to contact details as well as installing potentially malicious software. No official Facebook app for WhatsApp It’s easy to identify which Facebook apps are fake as WhatsApp themselves do not have an official app […]

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Malware distributed by e-mail for fake Groupon discounts code

An e-mail purporting to have been sent by one of your friends offering discounts for Groupon deals contains an attachment containing malware that could infect your PC, if opened. The poorly spelled e-mail has a subject line like, “Groupon dicount gifts” and claims that one of your friends found a deal on the Groupon web […]

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Malware spreads through instant messaging and social media like Facebook

Instant messaging (IM) services and social media sites are used for connecting and sharing with others. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are using this to their advantage and malware spreads through instant messaging and social media too. Trend Micro have identified a worm, known as Worm_Steckct.evl, that is spread by sending private messages on Facebook, as well as other […]

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Exploit affects RTF documents for Microsoft Word on Windows and Mac

Microsoft published 23 security updates on Tuesday, 8th May, which users of Microsoft Windows should install. There is one particular update that patches a security vulnerability that affects RTF documents. Windows and Mac users are potentially both affected by this vulnerability. Mac users should install the patch as a matter of urgency, like Windows users, […]

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Watch out for fake downloads of Instagram for Android

With all the hype surrounding Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram for around $1 billion, Instagram has become amongst the top most downloaded app on Android and iPhones. However, cyber-criminals are at it already! Users of Android phones should be wary of fake downloads that appear to be Instagram for Android but are in fact malware. Sophos, who first discovered […]

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Mac, iTunes or App Store users beware of recent Apple malware

It’s reported that 600,000 Mac users have been infected by the widespread Flashback trojan and now more Apple malware has been found, called Sabpab, exploiting the same java vulnerability. Why are these a concern? The criminals behind these malware programs can receive screenshots of your Mac, upload and download files remotely, and execute commands on […]

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Look out for bogus ads on Facebook!

Be wary of video adverts across Facebook that are resulting in malicious polymorphic attacks! Adverts appearing on Facebook enticing you to watch a video can lead to a web page that looks similar to Facebook asking you to download a browser extension (plug-in) to watch a video. If you click the download button to install […]

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