Tag Archives: phishing

Phishing Attacks Target Ecommerce Checkout Pages

Hunting credit card details on compromised ecommerce websites has become popular over the last two years. We have reported multiple cases in the past where attackers targeted checkout pages and payment modules via malicious “patches” designed to steal payment details. These thefts can’t be easily detected by customers (no visible signs) nor the site owners… More Info »

Realstatistics Malware Campaign Uses Fake Analytics Sites

In this post we’ll show you the tactics employed by the realstatistics malware campaign to make their injections seem less suspicious. The injection looks like this: The URL appears to be a typical statistics/analytics script: both the domain name and the URL path look relevant. The script is not encrypted…. The post Realstatistics Malware Campaign More Info »

Domain Renewal Phishing Scams

When I received a letter in the mail asking me to renew my domain name, I immediately recognized it as a scam. The letter was designed to look like a bill, even including a return envelope for me to send payment to a company called iDNS Canada. I’d never heard of them before. The letter… More Info »

Phishers Abuse Hosting Temporary URLs

Recently we told you how hackers use alternative domain names provided by web hosts to make their URLs look less suspicious. This time we’ll show a similar trick used by phishers. Phishing web pages get blacklisted very fast. That’s why hackers need to purchase many domains or compromise many websites so that they can point… More Info »

Phishing for Anonymous Alligators

Everyone has encountered phishing at some point – fake emails and web pages designed to look legitimate. This tactic is becoming more popular as attackers are learning how to produce new and convincing phishing lures. You might receive spam emails claiming to have some important document for you. Some of them have malicious attachments andRead More Info »

How Social Media Blacklisting Happens

In today’s world, we are all browsing websites online and sharing content on a multitude of social media platforms every day. Worldwide social media users exceeded 2 billion back in August 2014, with an adoption rate unlike anything we have seen in history. Social media continues to grow around the world, with active user accountsRead More Info »

Website Malware Removal: Phishing

As we continue on our Malware Removal series we turn our attention to the increasing threat of Phishing infections. Just like a fisherman casts and reels with his fishing rod, a “phisher-man” will try their luck baiting users with fake pages, often in the form of login pages. These copied website pages are cast into More Info »