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"BackOff" POS High Level Analysis: Exposing Additional Sensitive Targets and Additional Toolkits in The Cyber Criminal Arsenal

Posted: 06 Aug 2014 07:00 AM | Elad Sharf | no comments


Websense® Security Labs™ has received reports about the new "Point Of Sale" malware dubbed "BackOff" as published by The US Homeland Security office. We have decided to explore the activity through ThreatSeeker® Intelligence Cloud. Our research shows some interesting...

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The Bitly API key and MSNBC unvalidated redirects

Posted: 21 Jul 2014 08:00 AM | Pietro Bempos | no comments


Websense Security Labs™ has observed a spam/fraud campaign whereby a user is redirected from a real news site to a fake news site. In this case the real site is msnbc.com, which belongs to the well-known cable and satellite channel MSNBC. We have discovered that cyber criminals appear to have gained...

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