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Using encrypted communication like Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) along with the clever use of recent news item as a social engineering lure is the perfect combination to penetrate and remain in a targeted entity’s infrastructure. It didn’t take long for targeted attacks to use last week’s Boston Marathon bombing as a bait to trick predetermined […]

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McAfee Labs Messaging Security recently observed a spam campaign based on the Boston Marathon bombing and the Texas fertilizer plant explosion. The messages take advantage of our interest in these tragic events to lure victims to malware and exploits. Last week my colleague Paras Gupta blogged about the use of the Blackhole exploit kit to […]

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Apr
2013

Whenever something awful happens in the world, both the good and the bad come to the surface: bad guys doing bad things like we saw in Boston last week, and good guys rushing to random people’s aid in the wake of the explosions. At FortiGuard, we’ve seen an uptick in bad guys trying to take […]

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