Continuing their well proven social engineering tactic of impersonating the market leading courier services, cybercriminals are currently mass mailing tens of thousands of emails impersonating UPS, in an attempt to trick users into clicking on the malicious links found in the legitimate-looking emails.
Once they click on the links, they’re automatically exposed to the client-side exploits served by the Black Hole Exploit kit.
Cybercriminals have resumed spamvertising fake British Airways themed E-receipts — we intercepted the same campaign back in October — in an attempt to trick its customers into executing the malicious attachment found in the emails.
Pharmaceutical scammers are currently spamvertising a YouTube themed email campaign, attempting to socially engineer users into clicking on the links found in the legitimately looking emails.
Upon clicking on the fake YouTube personal message notification, users are redirected to a website reselling popular counterfeit drugs. The cybercriminals behind the campaign then earn revenue through an affiliate network.
Online scammers often promise you the moon in exchange for virtually nothing besides a modest financial investment. They are largely successful due to the high number of socially engineered customers. However, sometimes they tend to play by the rules in order to avoid legal responsibility for the business failure of those who purchased the “too good to be true” product.
In this post, I’ll profile a currently circulating “Work At Home” scam that’s successfully and professionally impersonating CNBC in an attempt to add more legitimacy to its market proposition – the Home Business System.
Cybercriminals are currently mass mailing hundreds of thousands of emails impersonating Citi, using two different professionally looking email templates. Upon clicking on any of the links found in the malicious emails, users are exposed to the client-side exploits served by the latest version of the Black Hole Exploit Kit.
Cybercriminals have recently launched a privacy-violating campaign spreading across Facebook in an attempt to trick Facebook’s users into installing a rogue Chrome extension. Once installed, it will have access to all the data on all web sites, as well as access to your tabs and browsing history.
With the ever-decreasing entry barriers into the shady world of cybercrime, potential cybercriminals themselves may sometimes become the victims.
A recently intercepted fraudulent email sheds more light into the process of how cybercriminals attempt to scam novice cybercriminals, and also puts the spotlight on the QA (Quality Assurance) practices within the cybercrime ecosystem, each and every time a transaction or a transfer of fraudulently obtained assets is about to occur.
Cybercriminals are currently mass mailing tens of thousands of emails, impersonating Chase in an attempt to trick its customers into executing the malicious attachment found in the fake email. Upon execution, the sample downloads additional malware on the affected hosts, and opens a backdoor allowing the cybercriminals behind the campaign complete access to the host.