Cybercriminals Spotted Hiding Cryptocurrency-Mining Malware in Forked Projects on Github
Comment: With cryptocurrency-mining malware on the rise, attackers are finding new ways to hijack the computing resources of unsuspecting victims. This method uses phishing techniques to trick users into clicking on ads which prompt the installation of a fraudulent Adobe Flash Player update. Users should refrain from clicking on pop-up advertisements and only install software from a trusted source, such as the vendor’s official website.
Yet Again, Google Tricked into Serving Scam Amazon Ads
Comment: This is not the first time that a search engine has displayed a malicious advertisement within the top search results. In this instance, a top Google search result for “Amazon” directed users to a scam site that mimicked authentic Apple and Windows support pages. Always be wary of unsolicited phone calls or computer pop-up messages prompting the installation of remote access software as these are common tactics designed to give scammers full control over your device.