Here’s a review of last week’s posts on Malwarebytes Unpacked:
“Your Photos Are being Used” Phishing Lure(Fraud/Scam Alert) An old Facebook scam makes an appearance once more to cause slight worry and panic to users, especially when real-life cases of people using photos from others without consent is practiced by many.
This Apple ID Phish is Multilingual(Fraud/Scam Alert) Phishers continue to target Apple users. This time, they offer them the option of choosing the language they’re comfortable with when accessing the fraud Web page.
eBay Giftcard Spam Mails in Circulation(Privacy) Spam carrying the eBay name has been in circulation for a long time. However, supposedly free giftcards is quite seasonal. This spam mainly targets US users, asking them for basic information like name, address, and ZIP code—information which are actually valuable to cybercriminals.
Postal Service: Beware Stamp Kiosk Skimmers. Fraudsters are now targeting self-service stamp vending machines, as confirmed by a US Post Service spokesperson. They are also currently investigating on this matter. (Source: KrebsOnSecurity)
Android App Components Prone to Abuse. Our friends at Trend Micro spotted a couple of highly popular productivity- and shopping-related apps, respectively, for Android that may be vulnerable to user data theft if the “android:exported” components is exploited. (Source: TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog)
Yahoo! to YouTube Ads Spreading Viruses Rile Lawmakers. According to an investigation by the US Congress, big online advertising companies are “jeopardizing consumer privacy and giving hackers an easy path to infect computers.” A history of compromises on Yahoo! Inc and Google’s ad networks also backed up their findings. (Source: Bloomberg)