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David H. Lipman

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  1. Unfortunately, these scams are all too common. The only comment is how quick for a scammer to know that MBAM was updated to v4,x which was done so recently. ** It would help to know what the Phone Number and the URL is associated with the web Site of this fraudster. The URL for MBAM v4,x is; http://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mb-windows If you can not access the above URL, you should have your PC checked-out in; Windows Malware Removal Help & Support Reference: US FBI PSA - Tech Support Fraud US FTC Consumer Information - Tech Support Scams US FTC - Tech Support Operators Agree to Settle Charges by FTC and the State of Ohio US FTC - FTC and Federal, State and International Partners Announce Major Crackdown on Tech Support Scams Malwarebytes' Blog - Search on - "tech support scams" Malwarebytes' Blog - "Tech support scams: help and resource page"
  2. It is called a FakeAlert and is a fraud. It is a kind of malicious advertisement ( aka; malvertisement ) I have created a PDF ScreenShow of a myriad of FakeAlert screens - FakeAlert-Screens.pdf / Flash Version that include Norton and McAfee"subscription expired" notifications.
  3. Hi, how you doing ? We think there is nothing bad in pleasing yourself from ever and again. Some things should remain private, and if your relatives and friends find this out it, this will be something to worry about. Something anyone would be terrifically embarrassed by. This will have a significant impact on your personal life and wellbeing. For a certain period of time, we have been tracking your PC activity by means of a trojan virus that had been installed by yourself and that had infected your PC. You had been infected after clicking on an poster on one of our virus-infected pornographic websites. A trojan virus gives us access to your PC and any device that is connected to it, whether via wifi or bluetooth. We have been monitoring your screen and everything you have been doing - through a live feed - and you had no idea of us doing this. We also have access to your camera and microphone - we can switch them on/off at any time. We have been privately storing all data and info that we have been considering worthwhile. For example: contacts, social media, emails, etc. We have recorded a video where you can be seen pleasing yourself. Moreover, we’ve made a split-screen footage and shown the video you had been watching. By clicking a button, I can send this blackmail material to all your contacts. If you want to avoid this dirt, just transfer 2500$ to the my bitcoin wallet. Bitcoin address: "1FpqfJq6NSMB########2HnP77frBsYGQ" Though verification is required, you can easily buy bitcoin. Google how to buy bitcoin. The next moment after receiving money, I will erase all your data. You have only 5 days to send the money. Otherwise, I will have to do what I have told you about hereinabove We don’t make mistakes. Reporting this is useless, it is impossible to track this email address and these emails have been sent via an external server abroad. These accounts have been hacked. If you make the stupid choice to do report this or contact anybody about this message we will directly release your footage and forward it. Besides, we will do anything we can to distribute any other harmful information. Once this email is opened, we will be notified, and since then the clock will start ticking You have only 5 days. Do not run out of time! Kind Regards
  4. C-Panel refers to a web site, not a PC and or user accounts. If you can not access the C-Panel or Control Panel to your web site, contact your hosting company for a resolution.
  5. This is purely a scam and they send those emails out en masse hoping one or two bite at the bait. Just delete the email and then change your email password to a new Strong Password just to make sure. Additionally, you can enter your email address(es) in the following site and it will check to see if that email address was part of a known breach. https://haveibeenpwned.com/ Please reference: ----------------- US FBI PSA - Extortionists Increasingly Using Recipients' Personal Information To Intimidate Victims US FTC Consumer Information - How to avoid a Bitcoin blackmail scam MyOnlinesecurity - attempted-blackmail-scam-watching-porn BleepingComputer - Beware of Extortion Scams Stating They Have Video of You on Adult Sites Malwarebytes' Blog - Sextortion emails: They’re probably not watching you Malwarebytes Forum sample thread - Got strange threating email. Malwarebytes Forum FYI thread - FYI: Email Blackmail Scam still current
  6. https://theblog.adobe.com/security-update/ "At Adobe, we believe transparency with our customers is important. As such, we wanted to share a security update. Late last week, Adobe became aware of a vulnerability related to work on one of our prototype environments. We promptly shut down the misconfigured environment, addressing the vulnerability. The environment contained Creative Cloud customer information, including e-mail addresses, but did not include any passwords or financial information. This issue was not connected to, nor did it affect, the operation of any Adobe core products or services. We are reviewing our development processes to help prevent a similar issue occurring in the future. Should you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us at: https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html "
  7. If this security company has a writ for pentest action and is duly authorized by the State of Iowa, The Dallas County local sheriff, Chad Leonard, should be removed from office !
  8. We all know who the threat actor is, Fancy Bear ! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doping_in_Russia
  9. It is a low-level threat and not having a specific knowledge of what it specifically does I can't come to conclusions.
  10. NO! Viruses are a specific type of malware that self replicates. Or, in other words, is able to autonomously spread. This is a trojan. As noted in the detection name JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] - Trj stands for trojan. Viruses and trojans are a sub-type of malware like Ford and Subaru are sub-types of automobiles.
  11. Yes, Gibes as in a "mocking taunt" being a suspected malicious script file from a web browsing session indicative of a web site script and coincides with it being found in a Firefox cache. Malwarebytes is not an anti virus application. It is an anti malware application as it is incapable of handling file infecting viruses. Malwarebytes happily coexists with AVG. Albeit, there may be some slight tweaks to make them even more cohabitable.
  12. Virus Total indicates that this is a GZip'd file which gibes with it being a web site artifact script.
  13. Go to; https://www.virustotal.com/gui/home/upload Follow directions. Please post the URL of the final report provided. NOTE: If AVG deleted/quarantined the file then you won't be able to submit the file to Virus Total.
  14. No. I am stating that Malwarebytes will not use signature based detection on scripted malware. Thus MBAM will not "detect" scripted malware. I am stating that Malwarebytes' anti exploit module will block a script's malicious actions. I can't tell you if it is a False Positive nor if it is warranted to change passwords solely on the basis that AVG detected the "trojan" JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] ( it is not a virus as you stated ). If you had MBAM installed, it would have blocked malicious activity if the script was attempted to be executed. If you want to to see if the file AVG detected as JS:ScriptIP-inf [Trj] is a False Positive or not, submit the file to Virus Total.
  15. MBAM does no target malicious script files by signatures. If a script is malicious, the anti-exploitation module will kick-in and block the malicious activity.
  16. One would think they learned their lesson. I was in an earlier Adobe Breach event.
  17. Adware and PUPs ( Potentially Unwanted Programs ) do not equate to a "virus". It is a common misconception that the term "virus" is an all encompassing terminilogy for malicious software. It isn't. The over arching concept of Malicious Software is "malware". All viruses are malware but not all malware are viruses and there is a taxonomy to malware like there is in the animal or plant kingdoms. viruses and trojans are a type of malware like Fords and Chryslers are a type of automobile. Viruses are a specific type of malware that spreads autonomously or in other words can spread all on its own. FileZilla is free software and to gain revenue it bundles software and thus may be bundled with adware. If you choose you will download FileZilla installers bundled with other crap. If you read just below it it clearly states... "This installer may include bundled offers " Instead, go to; Show additional download options where you will find the non-bundled installers of FileZilla.
  18. I would trust IBM's opinion over that of Alphabet. Especially based upon IBM's experience in the Deep Blue exercise.
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