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Malwarebytes - Phishing Scam Exploiting Free CloudFlare SSL Certificate - SPAMfighter News (press release)

Malwarebytes - Phishing Scam Exploiting Free CloudFlare SSL Certificate

Malwarebytes recently highlighted that cybercriminals have used a free SSL certificate from CDN (content delivery network) and DNS (Domain Name System) provider CloudFlare in a phishing email to increase the trust level in a malicious link.

CloudFlare services had been abused before and the company announced on 29th September, 2014 that to increase protection of its customers, it would support SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) connections to each of its clients irrespective of their payment for a subscription or registration for free service.

With the help of this move, the company doubled the number of websites which supported encrypted connections.

Softpedia.com published news on 13th December, 2014 stating that Jerome Segura, a Security Researcher of Malwarebytes, has noticed a new email campaign leveraging a site benefiting from a free CloudFlare certificate to deliver malware.

The malicious message claimed...(continued)

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