FOR YOUR SAFETY
2 Virus Detected on Your iPhone
We recently heard from a friend who had used Safari on her iPhone to visit some websites. Suddenly, her browser was hijacked and took her to a website called aiinstallsprivatebest[.]club (say that 3 times fast!). “(2) virus have been detected on your iPhone.” The message went on to say that all hell would break loose and her digital world would come to an end UNLESS she clicked the button to “Remove Virus Now” in less than 5 minutes! (A timer was counting down from 5 minutes to zero, as if the apocalypse was minutes away.) We assured her it wasn’t and she had no viruses on her device. In fact, if she HAD downloaded/installed their “app” she would have indeed been dealing with a digital nightmare! By the way, that website, aiinstallsprivatebest[.]club, was registered anonymously in Panama on January 10th.
Textplosion: Auto Insurance - You need to see this
The domain, jkt[.]gl, found in the link in this malicious text, was registered through Registrar EU in Brussels in April, 2020. Exactly what you would expect of any legitimate American auto insurance company, right?
From 724-344-6641 we’re told that “someone” noticed an error in our unemployment claim. Funny, we never filed for unemployment! The link points to the malicious domain benefits-masss[.]live which was registered 3 days earlier anonymously in Canada.
ANSWERS to IP LOCATION QUESTIONS:
Meet Beautiful Latin Singles! 185[.]144[.]29[.]69 is on a server in Moscow or Chelyabinsk, Russia!
Free Medicare Health Insurance 103[.]151[.]168[.]10 is on a server in Dhaka, Bangladesh!
If you got both right, you just earned your first Cybersleuth Merit Badge!
Until next week, surf safely!