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A Week in Security (Jun 8 – 14)

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

  • “For Security Purposes, Your Account has been Locked” Barclays Phish (Fraud/Scam Alert) Clients of Barclays may be in for a surprise once they receive a fake email from their bank, stating that they need to follow a link on the message body in order to restore it. Clicking links on mails is a bad enough practice, but not being able to detect fraud upon seeing that the domain is not the bank’s is worse.
  • Twitter’s Bane: Bad Bots (Social Engineering) This blog spotlighted on one of the most prevalent problems on Twitter: socialbots. Unlike other online threats we encounter and continue to see on the social platform every now and again, bots present a unique threat and may have the power to sway opinion or be influential enough to be win favours from other users.
  • Senpai has noticed me (and swiped my login) (Security Threat) Mangatrader(dot)com, a popular manga site where users can read Japanese comics online for free, was hacked last week.
  • Prank URL Shortening Service is Good Security Basics Reminder (Online Security) A new short URL service recently made waves for allowing users to create an imitation of actual sites in order to prank friends or get back at enemies. Malware Intelligence Analyst Chris Boyd gave us a refresher on how to handle short URLs, the smart way.
  • Introducing Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (Malwarebytes News) Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski announced on Thursday the release of our latest product, Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (MBAE). Oh, did we mention that Mr. Kleczynski won the Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging category, too?

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    Congratulations, Marcin!*

  • Phishing Domain Poses as Twitter Verification Site (Fraud/Scam Alert) We took a good look at a Web page claiming to verify Twitter user accounts. Not only was it a phish, but a likely believable “service”, too.

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Stay secure, everyone!

Jovi Umawing

* Photo credit to Jamai Valentino


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