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Black Friday 2020: How to shop safely online

Black Friday 2020 promises to be somewhat different from years gone by thanks to COVID-19. The annual surge of in-store chaos and trolley dashes isn’t compatible with social distancing, and so retailers will be looking to drive shoppers online. Friday 27th November is when things kick off this year, and yet some aspects will be radically different. If you
Publish At:2020-11-20 12:42 | Read:180 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams black friday hacking malware online phishing retail sc

FIFA 21 game scams: watch out for unsporting conduct

Despite COVID-19, soccer season is slowly ebbing its way back into daily life around the world. It’s also sneaking back onto TV screens in the form of huge-budget video games. Step up to the plate, FIFA 21. FIFA games: the football juggernaut The FIFA series is an absolute monster in terms of sales, clocking in at around 280 million copies across
Publish At:2020-10-14 15:23 | Read:268 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering coins EA fake FIFA football FU

APWG: SSL Certificates No Longer Indication of Safe Browsing

<div> The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has released its <a href="https://docs.apwg.org/reports/apwg_trends_report_q2_2020.pdf">Phishing Activity Trends Report</a> analyzing phishing attacks and identifying theft techniques reported by its members for Q2 of 2020. Key highlights of the report include a significant increase in wire
Publish At:2020-09-30 12:14 | Read:255 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing APWG BEC business email compromise social media Dom

Why should you make your social media profiles private?

Nowadays, people are excited to share their personal lives with the rest of the world. In most cases, when you create a profile on popular social media networks such as Instagram and Facebook, the default setting would be for your information to be public. This would allow anyone in the world to see the content that you share, see some of your activity on th
Publish At:2020-08-26 07:50 | Read:378 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy Security Social Media Cybercrime Privacy

Cyber News Rundown: Twitter Hack Arrests

Reading Time: ~ 2 min. Multiple Individuals Charged for Twitter Hack Three people were charged with last month’s Twitter hack, which generated over $100,000 in bitcoin by hijacking high-profile accounts. Of the 130 accounts used to spread the Bitcoin scam, major names included Elon Musk and Bill Gates, who have been portrayed in similar past scams. The FB
Publish At:2020-08-06 19:33 | Read:499 | Comments:0 | Tags:Industry Intel ransomware social media

Is TikTok going to be banned?

TikTok, one of the most downloaded apps of 2019 in the USA, is on the brink of getting banned due to security concerns. President Trump initially stated that the app would be prohibited within 48 hours. However, Microsoft stepped in and expressed interest in purchasing it instead. The President then delayed the decision to get rid of the Chinese app for good
Publish At:2020-08-05 06:45 | Read:679 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Social Media apps Microsoft TikTok

TikTok is being discouraged and the app may be banned

In recent news retail giant Amazon sent a memo to employees telling them to delete the popular social media app TikTok from their phones. In the memo it stated that the app would pose a security risk without going into details. Later the memo was withdrawn without an explanation except that it was sent in error. Are we curious yet, my dear Watson? What is
Publish At:2020-07-28 16:08 | Read:455 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy amazon Australia ban bytedance china india privacy r

Multiple Twitter Profiles of Celebrities Hacked

Last week hundreds of millions of people saw fraudulent tweets coming from some of the most influential Twitter users. The messages sent in the social network were inviting hundreds of millions of followers to send cryptocurrency funds to a Bitcoin address. The promise was that the celebrities would send back double the funds. So, users were expecting to tra
Publish At:2020-07-21 14:02 | Read:499 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Social Media hack Scam Twitter

#TwitterHack: Power, Privilege and Pandemic

On Wednesday, July 15, the Twitterverse was ablaze with what Twitter itself has described as a “coordinated social engineering attack” that was launched at around 4pm ET. The outcome of this breach was compromised Twitter accounts of many well-known people and organizations, including Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, former President Barack Obama, Joe Bide
Publish At:2020-07-17 14:07 | Read:546 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Security Services Chief Information Securit

Several High-Profile Twitter accounts hacked in a Bitcoin scam

The social media platform Twitter suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history, multiple high-profile accounts were hacked. Social media platform Twitter has suffered one of the biggest cyberattacks in its history, hackers breached a number of high-profile accounts, including those of Barak Obama, US presidential candidate Joe Biden,
Publish At:2020-07-16 04:30 | Read:568 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Social Networks account hi

A week in security (July 6 – 12)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we took an in-depth look at card skimmers targeting ASP sites, we released another episode of Lock and Code exploring the Internet of Things, and we dug into a Mac mystery. We also examined some pre-installed malware, and put out a threat spotlight on some customized ransomware. Other cybersecurity news Social media went
Publish At:2020-07-13 13:14 | Read:589 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security Android awis malware phishing ransomware

Can your social-media past haunt you?

TV host Jimmy Fallon recently had to issue an apology for making an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface in a skit for Saturday Night Live that aired twenty years ago. In the comedy sketch, the host of NBC’s The Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon is seen performing wearing brownface makeup. After the video resurfaced, Jimmy Fallon used Twitter to say his de
Publish At:2020-06-01 07:20 | Read:623 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News privacy social media

10 Ways to Build a Healthy Relationship with Technology

Most of us have been introduced to a remote lifestyle by this point. Meetings, classes, and workouts are now being hosted virtually. Fortunately, that means greater access for more people and scheduling flexibility. Unfortunately, it also means screen time is at an all-time high. The average adult gets 63.5 notifications per day, many of which are viewed wit
Publish At:2020-05-24 08:27 | Read:654 | Comments:0 | Tags:Tips Infographics social media technology tips

When the coronavirus infodemic strikes

Social media sites are stepping up their efforts in the war against misinformation… specifically, the coronavirus/COVID-19 infodemic. There’s a seemingly endless stream of potentially dangerous misinformation flying around online related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and that could have fatal results.It’s boomtown in fake-news land riding high on the wave
Publish At:2020-05-24 07:20 | Read:564 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams archive conspiracy theories conspiracy theory coronavi

How social media platforms mine personal data for profit

It’s almost impossible not to rely on social networks in some way, whether for personal reasons or business. Sites such as LinkedIn continue to blur the line, increasing the amount of social function over time with features and services resembling less formal sites, such as Facebook. Can anyone imagine not relying on, of all things, Twitter to catch up on br
Publish At:2020-04-04 16:45 | Read:1044 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy advertising Data privacy facebook gated content Link