Fake Volkswagen Campaign Spreads Through Social Networks
We recently investigated a suspicious link received by one of my colleagues on WhatsApp. The message (in Portuguese) states that Volkswagen is offering 20 free cars until the end of the year, and directs users to participate on a site that has been apparently crafted especially for this “event”.
After an initial investigation, it became clear that something was not right with the site. Several security vendors blacklisted it as a phishing site–although fishy, none of the classic phishing characteristics were present.