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When URL Shorteners and Ransomware Collide

14
Jan
2016
When URL Shorteners and Ransomware Collide

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We are all very familiar with URL shortening services, which are regularly used in Tweets and other social media. It is no secret that cyber criminals also use URL shorteners to aid them in achieving their objectives. URL shorteners are often used by cyber criminals to obfuscate redirects to malicious destinations.

Recently, a URL shortening service was used to shrink a dubious link, obfuscating a malicious destination:

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