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In the course of our threat research, we’ve encountered different types of social engineering lures that aim to trigger different emotions such as fear and happiness. These lures are often effective, as we’ve seen happen in several incidents in the past. However, they are also easily recognizable as they often use a common theme, be […]

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Threat Researcher Posted: 23 January 2013 Company name: Sophos Ltd Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire United Kingdom Pay rate: Up to ?45K + bonus + benefits Travel: none Poster represents: employer Terms of employment: Salaried employee Hours: full time Onsite: yes Description:SophosLabs is recruiting a Threat Researcher to work closely with our global team of highly skilled […]

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1. MSN site redirects to Cool Exploit Kit Last weekend the AVG Web Threat Research group noticed a spike in LinkScannerR detections on an Italian language MSN page. The website contained an obfuscated redirect to another website running the Cool Exploit Kit and installing ransomware on users’ machines. In the screenshot below you see the […]

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