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Malware Intelligence Analyst at Malwarebytes. Former Director of Research at FaceTime Security Labs and threat researcher at GFI Software.

Spammy Tumblr Apps and Stalker Hunting

It’s been a while since we saw a “Who is viewing your profile” scam spreading on Tumblr complete with spammy application and surveys galore – February, to be exact – but here’s the latest one currently bouncing around the popular social network. You’ll notice it apes the template of the site in the linked blog […]

A Week in Security (Jul 13 – 19)

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

Spammers Rice to the Occasion

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

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.

Are these Free Movies the Reel Deal?

A website claims to offer free Netflix accounts gives you PUPs instead of free movies.

“FIFA Survey Rewards” Mail in Circulation

Random emails claiming you’ve won something in the FIFA Survey Rewards? The only question here is if this will result in a Red or Yellow card.

Heroes of the Storm Beta Keygen: A Wizard Did It

Websites are hoping to make a little cash out of you with the promise of fictitious freebies like free Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm beta keys.

Chain letters never end well – especially when they’re from 2005.

The big red click to play button on this fake video page downloads an exe instead of playing a “viral” video.

To view the World Cup games, you have to fill out a survey? Probably not where you want to be streaming from anyways.

Poste Italiane Phishing Mails In Circulation

Poste Italiane scam mails are doing the rounds, with a very phishy attachment included for good measure.

Scammers are trying to spread a fake a viral video on Facebook proclaimed actor Tracy Morgan is dead.

Phishy Steam Guard File Steals SSFN

Phishers are now automating how they get around Steam Guard protection on Steam gaming accounts.

Fake Amazon Local Emails Deliver Malware

Fake Amazon Local spam mails are in circulation and delivering nothing but malware.

Spammers try to panic end-users into clicking Canadian Pharmacy spamlinks by saying their photos are done uploading.

Fake EA Instagram Account Has World Cup Fever

Fake EA Sports Instagram promises new / exclusive content for FIFA14 just in time for the World Cup.

Don’t Shake the Valve

How did this game developer get himself banned from the Steam community forums?

DotA 2 might be one of the biggest multiplayer games around, but that just means rich pickings for scammers.

If you’re unsure about a shortened URL, always do some digging before clicking the link. You never know where it may take you.

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