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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:619 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams advertising reporting tool cloned accounts concert tic

Lottery security director hacked random-number generator to rig lotteries

New evidence collected by prosecutors shows lottery machines were rigged to generate predictable numbers on specific days of the year. Last year, the security director of a US lottery was discovered hacking the mechanism of the extraction in order to predict the winning tickets. According to new details revealed by The Des Moines Register, the lottery boss w
Publish At:2016-04-17 12:35 | Read:3732 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking DLL Lottery MSLA Pierluigi

Avoid this “Casino Online Promotion” 419 Scam

Remember the time when you won a ridiculous amount of money from a Casino you’d never heard of, much less visited? Me neither, but as it turns out it doesn’t really matter when dealing with the wacky world of email spam – where winnings are often plentiful despite not actually taking part: Going by the wonderfully informative title of R
Publish At:2016-02-23 20:00 | Read:4007 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert 419 fake lottery scam scammers

CS:GO Lottery Sites Under Attack From…Usernames and XSS?!

If you play popular Steam title CS:GO, you’re likely familiar with Lottery sites. As the name suggests, they allow CS:GO players to enter lotteries, placing some of their skins up for grabs in an attempt to hit the jackpot and walk into the Sunset with a pile of free skins. Other lotteries give players the chance to win game keys or other items, but sk
Publish At:2015-07-03 13:30 | Read:3728 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking csgo lottery malware steam xss Xss

You’ve Won the Lottery! Hand Over Your Passwords

It’s lottery time, though I fear anybody taking part will be handing over things far more valuable than anything they might receive. megamillionsclaim(dot)tk claims to be “Mega Millions”, dispensing cash to the lucky masses holding their winning lottery tickets and sounds awfully tempting at first glance. The site, which is registered anony
Publish At:2015-06-23 12:50 | Read:4535 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security email facebook lottery password winner

Man Allegedly Tampered with Lottery Computer Equipment to Score Winning Ticket

Authorities have announced that an information security director for a lottery vendor allegedly tampered with computer equipment in order to claim a $14.3 million jackpot.Since 2003, Eddie Raymond Tipton, 51, of Norwalk worked as information security director for Multi-State Lottery Association, an organization that “handles the day-to-day functions in multi
Publish At:2015-04-14 08:45 | Read:3098 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News data breach Information Security Lotter

Prosecutors suspect man hacked lottery computers to score winning ticket

Prosecutors say they have evidence indicating the former head of computer security for a state lottery association tampered with lottery computers prior to him buying a ticket that won a $14.3 million jackpot, according to a media report.Eddie Raymond Tipton, 51, may have inserted a thumbdrive into a highly locked-down computer that's supposed to generat
Publish At:2015-04-14 06:40 | Read:2970 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment Technology Lab insider threat

Avoid the “March Twitter Lottery”…

Here’s a Twitter spam campaign which looks out for regional references in Tweets, then fires “you have won the Lottery” messages to lucky(?) recipients. The above tweets say This tweet is the winner of the March Twitter lottery from [username removed]. Claim your winnings at @_UK_Lottery_ Visiting the second spam profile (called UK Lotter
Publish At:2015-03-05 17:55 | Read:2674 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security lottery spam twitter

Steer Clear of Fake “Euromillions Lottery” Email

If you see a missive in your mailbox called “Winning notification”, think twice before filling it in and replying. It’s a classic 419 / money mule scam mail and it’s been bouncing around for the last 6 or 7 days. According to the email, you somehow won a prize (without taking part) and came in fourth place, picking up “one milli
Publish At:2014-09-17 12:40 | Read:3581 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud/Scam Alert 419 email lottery mail money mule scam

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