Posts by Christopher Boyd

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

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.

Senpai has noticed me (and swiped my login)

A popular Manga sharing site compromised and its user database posted online.

A Barclays phishing mail is currently doing the rounds.

$10.5 Million Shell Oil Promo 419 Scam

A 419 scam claims the recipient has won $10.5 million dollars in an oil promo.

The Facebook “Cash From Home” Kit

Facebook is hiring? And you can work from home? But first, let’s pay a small application fee.

Press H To Hack: Hacking in Videogames

With the release of Watch Dogs, we ponder the reality of a CCTV World and look at some of the best and worst examples of hacking in video games.

Latest phishing scam accuses gamers of cheating and users need to login to not get their account suspended.

Browlock Redirects Via Google Image Search

Scammers redirect image search results to display browlock scare pages.

eBay Customer Database Compromised

eBay have alerted customers to change their passwords. Have you updated your login yet?

You probably don’t have an “Amazoon” account, but be on your guard from phishers anyway.

We BBC what you did there

Is that a genuine BBC website, or something that ticks the “close but no cigar” box?

eBay Giftcard Spam Mails in Circulation

From the spam traps, a mail landing unannounced in a mailbox near you: It reads: * * * * * * * * * * * * * Your $25 EBay Gift-Card * * * * * * * * * * * * * —————————————————————————– * * * * * * * * * […]

This Apple ID Phish is Multilingual

Which language would you like to be phished in today? This Apple scam has a few for you to choose from.

“Your Photos Are being Used” Phishing Lure


Fake Paranormal Videos Haunting Facebook Users

A roundup of spooky Facebook scams. Maybe someone should tell them Halloween is five months away.

Return of the Illuminati Spam Mails…of Doom!

More Illuminati-themed spam.

Brows(er)ing for Updates

Updating software is important to keep your PC safe and secure, but programs don’t tend to tell you to update inside a web browser.

Dwayne Johnson – AKA The Rock – is being targeted by a rather grim Facebook scam.

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