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Rudy Giuliani’s Twitter mishaps invite typosquatters and scammers

Former cybersecurity czar Rudy Giuliani has been targeted by typosquatters on Twitter, thanks to copious misspellings and other keyboarding errors made in a number of his public tweets. In a tweet sent out on Sunday, Giuliani meant to send his 650,000-plus followers to his new website, RudyGiulianics.com. Instead, a space added after “Rudy” sent
Publish At:2020-02-19 14:35 | Read:162 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams adware browser extensions cybersecurity czar giuliani

Cyber tips for safe online dating: How to avoid privacy gaffs, exploits, and scams

Research and reporting on this article were conducted by Labs writers Chris Boyd and David Ruiz. Dating apps have been mainstream for a long time now, with nearly every possible dating scene covered—casual, long-term, gay, poly, of the Jewish faith, interested only in farmers—whatever you’re looking for. Sadly, wherever you find people trying to go abo
Publish At:2020-02-15 16:00 | Read:110 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy apps dating online dating opsec romance scams exploi

Senior’s Complete Guide to Internet Scams

Seniors have become the main target of cybercriminals. A report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that Suspicious Activity Reports for elder financial exploitation quadrupled from 2013 to 2017. When there was a loss of money, the average loss per filer was $16,700. Shockingly, one-third of the individuals who lost money were ages 80 and older
Publish At:2020-02-07 09:15 | Read:277 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety Mobile News Technology cybersecurity scams

WOOF locker: Unmasking the browser locker behind a stealthy tech support scam operation

In the early days, practically all tech support scammers would get their own leads by doing some amateur SEO poisoning and keyword stuffing on YouTube and other social media sites. They’d then leverage their boiler room to answer incoming calls from victims. Today, these practices continue, but we are seeing more advanced operations with a clear sep
Publish At:2020-01-22 16:50 | Read:295 | Comments:0 | Tags:Threat analysis 404Browlock 404error browlock browlocks Brow

5 Major Cybersecurity Trends for 2020

5 Major Cybersecurity Trends for 2020 January 8th, 2020 No Comments anti-phishing, Mobile Security, Online Safety, PC security, Ransomware, Uncategorized 2019 is gone and a new decade is in sight. 2020 is said to be a year that will bring on many ch
Publish At:2020-01-08 10:05 | Read:650 | Comments:0 | Tags:anti-phishing Mobile Security Online Safety PC security Rans

How not to buy drugs on the Internet

Disclaimer: This post is satirical in nature and meant to educate on the proliferation of scams, misinformation, and traps set up to trick those engaging in illicit or illegal activities online. Malwarebytes does not condone buying drugs on the Internet. Perhaps you’re sitting at work one day when suddenly the thought crosses your mind: You’re
Publish At:2020-01-03 16:50 | Read:484 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams clearnet dark net drug scams drugs fraud Internet crim

Help prevent disaster donation scams from causing more misery

It’s a sad day when we have to warn people about medical charity scams, or tax fakeouts, or even have a week dedicated to foiling charity fraud—but here we are. With so many natural disasters occurring, from wildfires in California to tornadoes in Dallas, disaster donation scams remain a top resource for scammers looking for free cash. Unfortunately, disaste
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:489 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering 419 419 scams charity cold call scams col

Here are the most popular robocall scams and how to avoid them

We recently examined how robocall scams are a serious threat to privacy, alongside the astonishing rate at which their volume continues to increase. Forty-three billion calls in 2019 with an average of 131 calls per person in the US alone is not something to be sniffed at. No matter how careful you are with your number, no matter which security measures you
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:498 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams banks chinese robocalls chinese scams chinese student

Facebook scams: Bad ads, bogus grants, and fake tickets lurk on social media giant

We recently highlighted new steps Instagram is taking to try and clamp down on scammers sending fake messages on their platform. It turns out, other social media giants are walking a similar path for a variety of bogus ads and other attacks. Facebook scams in particular have taken off, despite the company’s efforts to stamp them out. Facebook is now ex
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:502 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams advertising reporting tool cloned accounts concert tic

Instagram clamps down on fake messages with anti-phishing tool

Instagram accounts will always be a popular target for scammers. You might not think it’s a big deal if someone has their account swiped, but it’s often the vanguard of many online businesses. A takeover, or a deletion, can be absolutely devastating. Smart hacking crews are always in the background, waiting to see what they can get away with—and it’s not jus
Publish At:2019-10-15 23:20 | Read:626 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering anti-phishing anti-phishing tool email em

15 Easy, Effective Ways to Start Winning Back Your Online Privacy

Someone recently asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year, and I had to think about it for a few minutes. I certainly don’t need any more stuff. However, if I could name one gift that would make me absolutely giddy, it would be getting a chunk of my privacy back. Like most people, the internet knows way too much about me — my age, address, phone
Publish At:2019-10-12 11:20 | Read:854 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety ad blockers children's privacy cloud security

Operation reWired: 281 BEC scammers arrested worldwide

BEC scams (business email compromise) are big business for cybercriminals. According to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), these scams generate around $301 million every month, or $3.6 billion a year. The aim of a BEC scam is to trick an employee into carrying out a fraudulent bank transfer. To do this, cyberattackers send an email impersonat
Publish At:2019-09-27 10:35 | Read:893 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Security bec business scams

International students in UK targeted by visa scammers

A new visa scam has come to light targeting international students from China studying in the UK. At least, it’s being presented as new. In truth, it comes around every so often and has been on the radar for a few years. The scam works by presenting a threat to students’ immigration status and uses various techniques to extract sizable payments from the vict
Publish At:2019-09-20 11:20 | Read:539 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams china Chinese students home office hong kong money mul

Internet scams – why do people keep falling for them?

The internet is a great way to stay informed about what is going on in the world around us. News, celebrity gossip, personal updates from friends, almost everything we want or need to know is available online – usually via social media. In between all the useful information is a lot of misinformation however. Hoaxes and scams continue to circulate onli
Publish At:2019-09-19 17:05 | Read:537 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Social Media cybersecurity Hoax scams

SMS Scams and Smartphone Malware

Smartphones have become a crucial part of our everyday lives; we shop, bank and network using our phones. But with so much valuable personal data being stored on these devices, they have become a top target for cyber criminals. If they can crack our phones, they can steal our identities, blackmail us for cash, or empty our bank accounts using scams. As a res
Publish At:2017-07-25 22:40 | Read:2991 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security Malware scams smartphones sms

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