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.
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.
Looking to save a few bucks on software will almost always lead users down a dangerous path. Users either end up at “OEM Software” sites offering unlicensed and illegal software, or to downloading cracks or keygens laced with malware.
zveloLABS™ have been tracking a new campaign by cybercrooks, compromising and creating websites for use in SEO poisoning and malware distribution. Thousands of these sites have been detected which use elaborate techniques to trick search engines and are ready to serve malware in an instant.
This post is for those users who are not already familiar with this widespread and common threat known as “Rogue AV,” or fake antivirus software.
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.
zveloLABS™ researchers have been tracking a recent campaign abusing Google Groups to spread malicious links in Spam emails. Users following the link are infected with a Downloader Trojan, silently infecting the machine with various types of malware including Rogue AntiVirus.
The first week of March Madness has brought about many compelling stories, with a good deal of upsets and bracket busters. The most newsworthy of these has been the University of Northern Iowa’s ousting of #1 overall seed Kansas.
zveloLABS™ is warning customers today of a new email scam circulating very quickly. These fraudulent emails claim to be from Google Staffing, Hallmark, Twitter as well as other social networks and legitimate businesses.
An outage of the Windows Live ID service affected a large number of MSN users today including users of the popular Hotmail email service. Hotmail is one of the largest web based email outlets and not surprisingly news of the outage spread quickly as users were not able to access their email.
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.