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Fake Elder Scrolls Online developers go phishing on PlayStation

A player of popular gaming title Elder Scrolls Online recently took to Reddit to warn users of a phish via Playstation messaging. This particular phishing attempt is notable for ramping up the pressure on recipients—a classic social engineering technique taken to the extreme. A terms of service violation? In MMORPG land, the scammers take a theoretically pla
Publish At:2019-12-06 16:50 | Read:282 | Comments:0 | Tags:Social engineering elder scrolls online ESO gamers gaming ga

Sextortion scammers getting creative

We’ve covered sextortion before, focusing in on how the core of the threat is an exercise in trust. The threat actor behind the campaign will use whatever information available on the target that causes them to trust that the threat actor does indeed have incriminating information on them. (They don’t.) But as public awareness of the scam grow
Publish At:2019-11-26 16:50 | Read:318 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybercrime Social engineering bitcoin scam sextortion scams

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:146 | 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:216 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams advertising reporting tool cloned accounts concert tic

New Sextortion Scam Uses Alternative Cryptocurrencies to Evade Detection

A new sextortion scam variant is using a wallet for a cryptocurrency other than bitcoin in an attempt to evade detection.On October 8, Cofense revealed it had detected a modified sextortion scam that was using a wallet address for Litecoin instead of bitcoin.The variant thereby differentiated itself from earlier sextortion campaigns detected by the anti-phis
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:10 | Read:218 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News cryptoc

Top Tax Scams to Watch out For

Diligent taxpayers are being increasingly targeted by con artists who are well-versed in manipulating the revenue system. The crooks usually impersonate IRS (U.S. Internal Revenue Service) officials, sending fake emails or messages on social media in an attempt to defraud the targeted individuals of their money. Unfortunately, lots of people fall for these s
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:10 | Read:289 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness IRS scam tax

Scammers Using Hacked Servers, Bogus Links to Target LinkedIn Users

Digital fraudsters are using compromised servers and bogus links in an ongoing effort to target LinkedIn members with scams.The scam began when a Sophos employee received what it appeared to be an unexceptional email from someone they know in real life and with whom they keep in touch on LinkedIn. The body of the LinkedIn message informed the recipient that
Publish At:2019-10-18 10:10 | Read:243 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News LinkedI

Fraud with a deepfake: the dark side of artificial intelligence

Over the last few years, fake news has been a major worry. Fake news is believed to have played an important role in such important electoral processes as the 2016 US presidential election and the Brexit referendum on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union the same year. There is now another kind of fake that is causing concern: deep fa
Publish At:2019-10-02 10:35 | Read:424 | Comments:0 | Tags:News Security artificial intelligence business Scam

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:247 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams china Chinese students home office hong kong money mul

Krebs reported that Dell lost Control of dellbackupandrecoverycloudstorage Domain in June 2017

The popular investigator Brian Krebs reported that the tech giant Dell lost the control of dellbackupandrecoverycloudstorage domain in June 2017. It is really embarrassing, Dell forgot to renew the domain www.dellbackupandrecoverycloudstorage.com name that was used by the tech giant to install operating systems on the PC it has sold. The incident was discove
Publish At:2017-10-26 20:40 | Read:3920 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Dell dellbackupandrecoverycloudstorage

Hackers are offering Equifax data for sale, but they are scammers

It has happened, the information stolen in the recent Equifax data breach is offered for sale on the dark web by crooks, but watch out, they are scammers. Equifax discovered the intrusion on July 29, but only 3 months the agency notified customers the incident (on September 7) that occurred between mid-May and late July. The breach affects roughly 143 millio
Publish At:2017-09-16 11:05 | Read:4086 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web Hacking Cybercrime Darkwe

Watcho ut! Adware spreading via Facebook Messenger

Security experts from Kaspersky Lab have spotted an ongoing cross-platform malware campaign that leverages Facebook Messenger. Security experts from Kaspersky Lab have spotted an ongoing cross-platform malware campaign on Facebook Messenger, spammers are actually infecting users of all platform with adware. Users receive a video link that redirects them to
Publish At:2017-08-27 01:10 | Read:2671 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Social Networks adware Fac

The Increasing Sophistication of the Tech Support Scam

A typical tech support scam goes something like this: Someone calls you up, claims they’re from some technical support service and counts on you to be gullible enough to listen to a phony pitch. Instead of cleaning your computer, they convince you to download malware to your PC. They then ask for a ransom payment to remove it. Thanks, but no thanks. Su
Publish At:2017-05-03 13:10 | Read:2683 | Comments:0 | Tags:Fraud Protection Fraud Fraud Schemes Malware Ransomware Scam

Cybercrime – Interpol shutdown nearly 9,000 C&C servers in Asia hacked with a WordPress plug exploit

The Interpol located and shut down nearly 9,000 Command and control servers located in Asia and hacked with a WordPress plug-in exploit. An investigation conducted by the Interpol resulted in the identification of nearly 9,000 command and control servers located in Asia. The law enforcement body operated with the support of private partners, including Kasper
Publish At:2017-04-26 07:50 | Read:3130 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking botnet Cybercrime DDoS INT

Five Scams That Won’t Make You Laugh on April Fool’s Day

If there’s one day of the year when everyone has their guard up, it’s April Fool’s Day.After all, who can put their hand up and say that they have never been duped by an April Fool’s trick?Some of the classic April Fool’s stunts have gone down in history, such as the BBC’s news report from 1957 showing the annual spaghetti
Publish At:2017-03-30 14:10 | Read:4355 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection April Fool

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