Protect yourself from targeted phishing attacks, malware, spyware, and more. Bad actors and their tactics continue to become more and more sophisticated. Ensure that you change default passwords, always use encryption, learn about safe browsing habits, and maintain security for your home or business network.

zveloLABS® Identifies Sites with Work-at-Home Scams

zveloLABS® researchers recently identified numerous, fictitious 7 News websites promoting work-at-home jobs.  These bogus news sites unethically target stay-at-home moms, and falsely promise the discovery of a newfound money-making path in life.  Considering the natural appeal of making an honest buck, while being loving care providers at home, it’s certainly easy to understand how unsuspecting mothers could fall for such “recession busting” opportunities.

Anatomy of a Modern Compromised Website

In the security community, little attention is paid to compromised websites that don’t serve up malware. The malicious URL lists maintained by the anti-virus companies, by Google, and by nearly every other source of malicious URLs rely on anti-virus to trigger on exploits and malware to determine if a site is malicious. In a few select cases, behavioral analysis may be used to determine if a visit to a website will lead to an infected computer.

IRS Tax Avoidance Scam

Today, zvelo is alerting customers to a new targeted email scam.  This newest twist to the common IRS email scam seems to be targeted to organizations, notifying the recipient of a tax evasion complaint being filed against the company.  Opening the file infects the user’s machine with dangerous trojans that monitor the infected machine, report back to the attacker and download other malicious payloads.