Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#2210 Thousands of fake Google Maps listings redirect users to fraudulent sites each month
Tens of thousands of fake listings are added to Google Maps each month, redirecting users to fraudulent websites selling phony or overpriced services, or part of some referral scam.

This is the result of a study carried out by Google and University of California, San Diego researchers, who analyzed over 100,000 businesses marked as "abusive" and added to Google Maps between June 2014 and September 2015.

Researchers say that 74% of these abusive listings were for local businesses in the US and India, mainly in pockets around certain local hotspots, especially in large metropolitan areas such as New York, Chicago, Houston, or Los Angeles.
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#2214 The iCloud hackers' bitcoin ransom looks like a fake
#2213 Matrix ransomware spreads to other PCs using malicious shortcuts
#2212 How to get admin credentials from TPLink M5350 3G/WiFi modem with a text message
#2211 Hacker caused panic in Dallas by turning on every emergency siren at once
#2210 Thousands of fake Google Maps listings redirect users to fraudulent sites each month
#2209 ShadowBrokers fails to collect 1M bitcoins – releases stolen information
#2208 How criminals can steal your PIN by tracking the motion of your phone
#2207 Adobe publishes security updates for Flash, Reader, Photoshop and Creative Cloud
#2206 If you’re somehow still on Windows Vista, upgrade right now
#2205 Dridex campaigns hitting millions of recipients using unpatched Microsoft 0day
#2204 Critical Word 0day is only 1 of 3 Microsoft bugs under attack
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