Caleb, one of our readers has reported that Wikipedia articles have been "primed" and are being used actively in the various fake tech support phone campaigns. For instance, the Wikipedia article for SpyEye (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpyEye#cite_note-trusteerzeus-5 ) now contains this paragraph:
Indicators that something is wrong?
Given the editing model for Wikipedia, it's somewhat surprising that we don't see more malicious activity of this type on the platform. While Google doesn't show exact matches to this text elsewhere at the moment, has anyone seen text with similar intent in other articles? Maybe this is something we'll be seeing more of?
Feb 4th 2019
1 week ago
We received a suspicious email that was reported as Phishing by the user. The email came from a Gmail account with subject "Computer network Info." The message as written strangely and came unexpectedly. The URLs below were embedded within the body of the message. Not sure if it is related, but thought I'd share.
Feb 5th 2019
1 week ago