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Threat Research

A Mobile Bitcoin Miner? Really?

This is the second time this year that we have bumped into an alleged "Bitcoin Miner" for Android. This blog offers more research insight into them.

By Axelle ApvrilleFebruary 25, 2019

Industry Trends

Recognizing and Preventing Modern Cyber Scams

As more and more devices are incorporated into a network, the risk of falling victim to modern cyber scams increases. Learn about the scams targeting your devices, as well as the indicators that can help you identify and avoid them.

By Ladi AdefalaOctober 15, 2018

Threat Research

Did you order those iTunes movies? Nope, it’s just phishing for Canadian Apple users

Over the weekend, we encountered an interesting variation of a phishing email targeting Apple users. The email contained an alleged receipt for five movies purchased from the iTunes Store that was so detailed that the user who received it, and who knows better, still almost fell for the scam. Figure 1. Phishing Apple email Similar cases were reported in 2015 by users in the UK and Australia, except in those cases the fake receipt contained songs and books, respectively. Last year, similar emails targeting users in the US were also reported,...

By Lilia Elena Gonzalez MedinaFebruary 23, 2017

Threat Research

LinkedIn and Baidu Redirecting to Fat-Loss and Brain Improvement Scam

We recently received a URL through Skype that caught our attention. It was a link belonging to LinkedIn, with our Skype ID as a parameter at the end of the URL. https://www.linkedin.com/slink?code=e2nsPHa#jpulusiv=victimskypeid   Usually, people would be wary when they receive links that look somewhat suspicious. But this link is from LinkedIn, the world’s largest networking site, so it would easy for anyone receiving this to quickly dismiss any thought of it being harmful. And the convincing personalized Skype ID at the...

By Nelson NguDecember 06, 2016

Threat Research

Business Email Scam: How Much Does a Million Dollar Cost?

Earlier this month, the Daily Mail published an article regarding foreign crime gangs stealing millions through hacking email accounts of house buyers and sellers. The con is simple - use malware to steal email credentials, study the content of compromised emails, and then use the collected information to social-engineer your way into siphoning out victims' money. Business email scam, otherwise referred to as business email compromise (BEC) scam, has been around for a while now in different forms. Historically, we have seen the same...

By Roland Dela PazJanuary 27, 2016

Threat Research

Alibaba turns Gold! Alibaba Gold Suppliers turn… Targeted

Today, Alibaba Group Holding Limited broke its own sales record during the world’s biggest online shopping event, China’s Singles Day. Alibaba is the largest e-commerce company in China providing consumer-to-consumer (C2C), business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) sales services through web portals. Alibaba’s success comes with a price, however. Over the years, it had inadvertently attracted scammers trying to defraud the platform’s users. In fact, a good portion of this happens on their B2B website...

By Roland Dela Paz and Kenny YangNovember 11, 2015