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Fake Hogwarts Legacy cracks lead to adware, scams


Suffice it to say the website is a survey scam. If you visit the same gameportpc URL, however, the downloaded filebecomes a Trojan dropper, which then drops adware. Malwarebytes detects the Trojan and adware as Trojan.Dropper and Adware.Agent.Generic , respectively. Everything falls apart at that point.

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Ransomware threat to elders and youngsters falling for Instagram Cyber Scams

CyberSecurity Insiders

In the latest report released by Avast, it was revealed that ransomware spreading hackers were constantly targeting elderly people and youngsters were being lured into Instagram or TikTok scams. And this is where cyber criminals are smartly targeting these groups with scams by adopting the current trending topics or usage trends.

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Malicious For-Profit Group Impersonates Brands to Scam Users

Heimadal Security

“Fangxiao,” a malicious for-profit company, has created a vast network of over 42,000 domains that imitate well-known companies to direct people to websites pushing adware software, dating sites, or “free” gifts.

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Beware of the Cyber Scam related to James bond movie No time to Die

CyberSecurity Insiders

Within a few hours of release of the actor Daniel Craig’s movie ‘No time to Die’, Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky has uncovered a cyber scam that has revolved around the long awaited release of the James Bond movie that is the 5th and final installment of a renowned actor as James Bond 007 spy.

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Ransomware hits Grandparents and TikTok Scams target young adults

CyberSecurity Insiders

According to a research conducted by Avast, grandparents aged between in 55 to 64 are being targeted mainly by those spreading ransomware, tech support scams, spyware and botnets. Whereas, the younger generation was being hit by TikTok scams that mainly spread malware, spyware, adware and data, stealing Trojans to mobiles.

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Avast Threat Report: Consumers Plagued With Refund Fraud, Tech Support Scams, and Adware

Dark Reading

Avast researchers also discovered and reported two zero-day vulnerabilities, and observed the spread of information-stealing malware, remote access trojans, and botnets.

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How rogue TikTok accounts are promoting malicious mobile apps

Tech Republic Security

The accounts are pushing games, wallpaper, and other apps designed to deploy adware scams toward iOS and Android users, says Avast.

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