An email spam run impersonating PayPal is actively targeting German Android users and trying to trick them into downloading what is ostensibly the official PayPal app, but is actually a banking Trojan.
Bitdefender researchers have located a stored XSS vulnerability in PayPal that leaves the e-payment service open for hackers to upload maliciously crafted files, capable of performing attacks on registered users of the service.
PayPal phishing attempts take many forms, and one of the most often used techniques is fake emails containing a warning and a prompt to act quickly.
PayPal-themed phishing campaigns are nothing new, but they are more and more legitimate-looking as time goes by.
Apple is the most phished brand in the world, accounting for 17 percent of all phishing reports sampled and analyzed from the first half of 2014, say the results of the new Global Phishing Survey released by APWG.
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