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Email Fraud in 2022: What you Need to Know

With how much of our personal and professional lives take place online, it becomes more important each day for us to understand our vulnerability to cyberattacks. Cybercriminals target emails, domains, and accounts in order to impersonate identities and scam consumers and businesses alike. In 2021 alone, email spoofing and phishing increased by 220% and caus
Publish At:2022-08-01 01:06 | Read:297 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Security Featured Articles cybercrime email email scam

Criminals using compromised social media accounts to “post indecent images of children” says UK cybercrime o

Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting center for fraud and cybercrime, is warning of a very disturbing scam involving social media and “indecent images of children.” Details are light, but social media fans should take this as a warning to lock down their accounts immediately. Criminals are using hacked social media accounts to post
Publish At:2022-07-29 16:02 | Read:325 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy fraud indecent social media cybercrime cyber

Text-based fraud: from 419 scams to vishing

E-mail scammers typically combine social engineering with technical skills to bypass spam filters and persuade the recipient to reply. But there is a specific class of attacks that is technically stuck somewhere in the late 90s/early 00s, in the era of CRT monitors and sluggish internet: we are talking about text-based fraud. Attackers of this kind do not ca
Publish At:2022-07-11 05:09 | Read:387 | Comments:0 | Tags:Spam and phishing mail Fraud Nigerian Spam Phishing Spam Let

LinkedIn scams are a “significant threat”, warns FBI

Digital currency fraud is a growing issue on social media, and LinkedIn is no different. In fact, according to according to Sean Ragan, the FBI’s special agent in charge of the San Francisco and Sacramento, California, field offices, cryptocurrency scams are big business on LinkedIn. “It’s a significant threat. This type of fraudulent activity is si
Publish At:2022-06-20 13:00 | Read:799 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams business cryptocurrency fraud LinkedIn pig butcher sca

Interpol’s First Light operation smashes crime on a global scale

A large-scale Interpol operation has resulted in arrested and ill-gotten gains seizures galore. Operation First Light took place between March and May of this year. It involved 76 countries taking social engineers and telecommunications fraudsters to task, with multiple wins for those involved. Taking the fight to the scammers The operations focused on
Publish At:2022-06-16 13:00 | Read:606 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams fake jobs first light forced labor fraud interpol law

Interpol arrests thousands of scammers in operation “First Light 2022”

Law enforcement agencies around the world appear to have scored a major victory in the fight against fraudsters, in an operation that seized tens of millions of dollars and seen more than 2000 people arrested.Operation “First Light 2022”, running for two months from March 8 2002 until May 8 2022, saw 76 countries clamp down on organised crime rin
Publish At:2022-06-16 11:25 | Read:589 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection Latest Sec

Grooming lies and their function in financial frauds

Grooming techniques used in various frauds are getting more common and more elaborate. Fraudsters are coming up with narratives that involve complicated lies and may have different stages, depending on the type of fraud.Often, different actors are brought into the story. These actors also lie to the victim, in order to support the narrative. The purpose of e
Publish At:2022-06-16 02:14 | Read:1035 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Fraud fraudster

SSNDOB stolen data marketplace shut down by global law enforcement operation

The United States Department of Justice has announced a major takedown of a criminal marketplace that traded Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Not just any old marketplace; this was a major, years-long operation with several failsafes to prevent permanent takedown. It took quite the assortment of law enforcement worldwide to shut this one down for g
Publish At:2022-06-08 13:00 | Read:567 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Dark Web fraud marketplace PII social security numbe

WhatsApp accounts hijacked by call forwarding

In a short post on LinkedIn  Rahul Sasi, founder and CEO of CloudSEK, explains how WhatsApp account takeovers are possible. The methods consists of several steps and it takes some social engineering skills, but it’s good to be aware of the possibility and how it works. It starts with the threat actor reaching out to a victim and convincing them to ca
Publish At:2022-06-01 12:59 | Read:542 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering **67* *405* call forwarding fraud OTP sto

Double-whammy attack follows fake Covid alert with a bogus bank call

The BBC has revealed details of how a food bank in the UK was conned out of about $63,000 (£50,000) by scammers who used two separate attacks to fleece their victims. A food bank is a way for people to ensure they don’t starve. They are a backstop during times of economic uncertainty, and have been hugely important during the pandemic. An attack on
Publish At:2022-05-30 12:59 | Read:673 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bank covid-19 fake foodbank fraud scam sms test and tr

IT threat evolution in Q1 2022. Mobile statistics

IT threat evolution in Q1 2022 IT threat evolution in Q1 2022. Non-mobile statistics IT threat evolution in Q1 2022. Mobile statistics These statistics are based on detection verdicts of Kaspersky products received from users who consented to providing statistical data. Quarterly figures According to Kaspersky Security Network, in Q1 2022: 6,463,414 mobil
Publish At:2022-05-27 06:16 | Read:1672 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malware reports Adware Fraud Google Android Malware Malware

Foreign-based phone scammer lands in US prison after targeting former FBI director

Criminals love easy targets, and one of the easiest targets for foreign-state-based scammers is older adults living in the USA. Elders are often not fully up-to-speed with technology, which makes them vulnerable to tech-related attacks. In addition, this type of social group is generally living off retirement savings meaning that they have access to cash. Un
Publish At:2022-05-18 08:47 | Read:617 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security fraud scams security FBI

How to spot the signs of a virtual kidnap scam

Threats and bluster play a key role in most online attacks: Ransomware has its ransom note; trolls threaten to ramp up the pressure; tech support scammers insist your PC needs urgent assistance. Some take it a step further, leaning in with a more direct approach, ranging from death threats to sextortion, and even kidnap claims. These tactics have been aro
Publish At:2022-05-15 16:57 | Read:1518 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams caller id cellphone fake fraud kidnap spoof virtual ki

How the thriving fraud industry within Facebook attacks independent media

Experts investigate how stolen Facebook accounts are used as part of a well-established fraud industry inside Facebook. No eyebrows were raised in Quriums security operation center when the independent Philippine media outlet Bulatlat once again got DDoSed, as they are a frequent target of such digital attacks. However, when we noticed that the attack tra
Publish At:2022-05-06 18:14 | Read:1879 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Security Social Networks F

The $43 billion Business Email Compromise threat

The FBI has released a public service announcement regarding the ever-present threat of Business Email Compromise (BEC). This comes hot on the heels of an earlier release from the Las Vegas FBI department in April. Losses continue to mount, and we’re currently facing a scam racking up domestic and international losses of $43 billion. What is Busines
Publish At:2022-05-05 12:48 | Read:1090 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams bec Business Email Compromise CEO ceo fraud CFO CFO fr

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