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    Hackers found an ingenious way to embarrass Microsoft

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/hacker...150114201.html

    Excerpt from article:
    For many years, Microsoft has operated a website called TechNet, where IT professionals can download technical materials on Microsoft's products and get help troubleshooting problems.
    On Wednesday, the security company FireEye revealed that hackers had infiltrated TechNet in an ingenious way to operate one of their illegal networks, or botnet.

    These hackers did not break in to TechNet's security. Instead they set up ordinary user profiles on TechNet, then stuffed those profiles with malware.
    They went to forum pages and dropped malware there, too. FireEye called it "hiding in plain sight."

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    Another example of hiding in plain site...

    https://blog.malwarebytes.org/malver...ll-ransomware/

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    You may or not be pleased to know that at least one member of the staff here, and elsewhere, is already well aware of this relatively new tactic by these guys and will continue to remove and ban any spammer/potential hacker/post, etc. seen to employ such tactics.

    Trust no link to be completely honest, suspect every URL, be on your guard at all times.

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    I'm pleased to know it. Thanks satrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy95 View Post
    I'm pleased to know it. Thanks satrow
    No worries, lumpy, just don't ask me for stats

    If you do see anything suspicious, here or elsewhere, click the triangle bottom left of the Post and Report it.

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    [Moved to Security and Scams]

    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    If you do see anything suspicious, here or elsewhere, click the triangle bottom left of the Post and Report it.
    ^^ Even if it means that you have to take a few minutes to register to do so - the more rubbish that we can get cleaned out, the lower the chances of others getting scammed by these tricks.

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    If in doubt about any URL, one can submit it to VirusTotal.com for analysis, just as for files.

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