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Google Chrome update Spam drops CTB Locker/Critroni Ransomware


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 06:08 PM

Beware of emails appearing to come from Google warning you that “Your version of Google Chrome is potentially vulnerable and out of date”.
In this latest spam wave, cyber crooks are tricking users into downloading the well-known browser, except that it’s a dangerous Trojan that will encrypt your personal files and demand a hefty ransom to decrypt them back.

https://blog.malwarebytes.org/social-engineering/2015/02/google-chrome-update-spam-drops-ctb-lockercritroni-ransomware/


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Posted 06 February 2015 - 07:17 PM

My perspective on "Social Enginering", "Spoofing" and "Phishing"...what it's all about:

First, the user is baited with an enticing lure that stimulates their appetite.
Second, they are unwittingly caught and carefully filleted.
Third, their innards are put on the hook to catch bigger fish.
Fourth, the bigger fish swallows the innards and roles its eyes into blackness with a look of satisfaction from consuming a tasty trojan.

And that's how "social feeding!" works. The phisherman sits back, smiles as he watches his catch squirm in dispair and quotes the Great One "How Sweet It Is."
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 10:26 PM

"Social Engineering", there's so many forums now that are being created around that concept. It's actually really sad when you see that there's people that uses it for more than simply infected other users.

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