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A Week in Security (Jun 1 – 7)

Here’s a review of last week’s posts on Malwarebytes Unpacked:

  • Press H To Hack: Hacking in Video games (Hacking) The release of Watch Dogs, a popular video game, inspired one of our researchers to take a look back and tackle on hacking in games, which is really not a new concept. In fact, it has been around for more than a decade.
  • Skype Chatbot Scam fails Turing test miserably (Fraud/Scam Alert) One of our researchers had a long exchange with a chatbot on Skype. This blog details that, including notes on why it’s not as sophisticated as other bots he encountered.
  • Survey Scammers Bait Users with FIFA Coins (Fraud/Scam Alert) Die-hard FIFA video game players and enthusiasts are targeted once again in this latest lure we found about getting free coins for nothing, only to find out that it’s a survey scam.
  • The Facebook “Cash From Home” Kit (Online Security) We found a site tricking users into believing that Facebook is hiring, as part of its so-called “Work from Home Program”, and that all interested parties would have to do is pay $1.95 for application processing. Of course, this is not true.

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Stay secure, everyone!

Jovi Umawing


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