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July 23, 2014

Jovi Umawing

Personalized News Service Used as Launchpad for Spammy Content

Popular aggregators CReAte Your Own Newspaper (CRAYON) being used to host questionable content, from links to free software to a myriad of others.

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PUPS are Persistent

PUPS are Persistent

PUPs are sneakily bundling themselves with legitimate software.

Fraud/Scam Alert

Fake Facebook Mails Lead to Pharma Spam

Fake Facebook Mails Lead to Pharma Spam

An urgent message from Facebook saying your account will be deleted? Or is it clickbait from scammers?

Exploits

AskMen.com compromised again

AskMen.com compromised again

Our honeypot captured an attack coming from AskMen.com in what appears to have been malicious code injected in their server.

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Popular aggregators CReAte Your Own Newspaper (CRAYON) being used to host questionable content, from links to free software to a myriad of others.

Fake Facebook Mails Lead to Pharma Spam

An urgent message from Facebook saying your account will be deleted? Or is it clickbait from scammers?

PUPS are Persistent

PUPs are sneakily bundling themselves with legitimate software.

Spammy Tumblr Apps and Stalker Hunting

Tumblr stalker spam is back in town, and ready to post to as many blogs as possible.

A Week in Security (Jul 13 – 19)

A summary of last week’s security news and happenings.

AskMen.com compromised again

Our honeypot captured an attack coming from AskMen.com in what appears to have been malicious code injected in their server.

Spammers Rice to the Occasion

Spammers sink to a new low by posting multiple spam profiles to Freerice, a food donation website.

Origin is Giving Away Games and Coins — Not!

Origin scams are becoming more and more popular. The latest phish we’ve found lures interested gamers with hard-to-resist freebies.

You’ve won the Window Live Network Online Award Program! (Not really).

Britain’s Got Talent – and Twitter Spam

Spam bot takes over contestants of the popular television show Britain’s Got Talent’s Twitter feeds.

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