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Nigerian National Extradited to United States on BEC Scam Charges

A Nigerian national entered into the custody of the FBI to face charges of having targeted several U.S. companies with business email compromise (BEC) scams.On July 3, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced that the United Arab Emirates had expelled Olalekan Jacob Ponle (a/k/a “Mr. Woodbery” and “Mark Kain”), 29, ori
Publish At:2020-07-07 11:39 | Read:112 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News BEC ema

How to recognize a charity scam?

Charity scams are on the rise in North America. The Covid-19 pandemic and the complicated political situation in the USA caused by the upcoming presidential elections have made more and more people be extra vocal about the causes they support. While some are taking it to the streets or presidential rallies, others are simply looking for charities that repres
Publish At:2020-07-01 15:18 | Read:163 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Tips hacking Scam

Beware “secure DNS” scam targeting website owners and bloggers

byPaul DucklinIf you run a website or a blog, you probably use a cloud provider or a dedicated hosting company to manage your server and deliver the content to your readers, viewers and listeners.We certainly do – both Naked Security and our sister site Sophos News are hosted by WordPress VIP.That’s not a secret (nor is it meant to be), not least
Publish At:2020-06-29 11:39 | Read:75 | Comments:0 | Tags:Uncategorized DNS DNSSec phish Scam

Anatomy of a survey scam – how innocent questions can rip you off

byPaul DucklinWe’ve been receiving loads of survey scam emails lately – and you probably get heaps of these, too.So we thought we’d take you through a recent scam from go to woe, with screenshots to document the path that the crooks lured us along.Sometimes, a picture is worth 1000 words (or 1024 words, if you are accustomed to binary numbe
Publish At:2020-06-22 13:39 | Read:163 | Comments:0 | Tags:Uncategorized fraud phising Scam Survey

Extortionists Preying on Site Owners with Fake Website Hacking Scam

Researchers found that extortionists are targeting website owners with a scam in which they claim to have hacked their site and extracted a database.WebARX observed that the ploy first makes itself known to website owners when they receive a ransom message from the attackers.In a sample note analyzed by the web application security platform, the scammers cla
Publish At:2020-06-15 10:44 | Read:174 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News extorti

Data breach leads to the theft of $10M from a Norwegian investment fund

Data breaches lead to a multitude of different costs, both direct and indirect. The immediate financial impact may involve fines imposed by data protection authorities, such as those related to the GDPR. But there are also costs that have a more medium term, indirect impact. In fact, the largest cost from a data breach is the loss of business caused by reput
Publish At:2020-06-09 10:31 | Read:226 | Comments:0 | Tags:Business News b2b bec data breach Scam

No, the FBI is not trying to fine you

A new variant of malware named ‘Black Rose Lucy’ has begun spreading in the US, trying to extort money from its victims. Targeted at Android smartphones, Black Rose Lucy sends a scary-looking message that claims the owner has committed several crimes. To make matters worse, the note appears to come from the FBI Cyber Crime Department. Victims are told that t
Publish At:2020-06-03 11:41 | Read:221 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Malware Scam

A week in security (May 25 – 31)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we published our most recent episode of our podcast Lock and Code, providing an in-depth discussion on web browser privacy, looked at the membership bump for the Coalition against Stalkerware, and dug into EDR solutions. We also looked at twists added to the threat scene by Maze Ransomware. Other cybersecurity news Breac
Publish At:2020-06-01 13:35 | Read:227 | Comments:0 | Tags:A week in security awis cybrsecurity fake fake news fraud ma

New Study Shows Consumers Could Be Vulnerable to COVID-19 Spam

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, IBM X-Force has observed a more than 6,000 percent increase in COVID-19-related spam, with lures ranging the full gamut of challenges and concerns facing individuals — from phishing emails impersonating the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the WHO to U.S.
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:13 | Read:299 | Comments:0 | Tags:Advanced Threats Banking & Financial Services Fraud Protecti

COVID-19 Scam Roundup – April 20, 2020

Scams leveraging coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as a lure have stolen tens of millions of dollars from their victims. As of April 16, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had received 20,334 consumer reports of fraud attempts pertaining to the coronavirus since the beginning of the year. Those attacks that proved successful had caused their victims more tha
Publish At:2020-04-20 07:26 | Read:434 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness Coronavirus COVID-19 scam

Coronavirus-themed attacks April 12 – April 18, 2020

This post includes the details of the Coronavirus-themed attacks launched from April 12 to April 18, 2020. Threat actors exploit the interest in the Coronavirus outbreak while infections increase worldwide, experts are observing new campaigns on a daily bases. Below a list of attacks detected this week. April 14 – Crooks target Healthcare faci
Publish At:2020-04-19 08:38 | Read:508 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Hacking Malware coro

Coronavirus-themed attack: Experts uncovered flight refund scam

Experts at email security firm Mimecast has uncovered a flight refund scam that attempts to exploit the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Researchers at email security firm Mimecast have uncovered a new flight refund scam that attempts to exploit the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak. The campaign is simple as effective, scammers attempt to target individuals t
Publish At:2020-04-15 14:35 | Read:562 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking coronavirus covid19 Cyberc

COVID-19 Scam Roundup – April 14, 2020

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed an unprecedented $2 trillion stimulus package into law. The legislation received support from both chambers of the U.S. Congress for its goal to minimize the economic effects of the global coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, reported CNN. A key component of that package was the direction to provide economic relief
Publish At:2020-04-14 05:39 | Read:537 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness Coronavirus COVID-19 scam

Coronavirus: Europol arrests man behind €6M face masks and hand sanitisers scam

While crooks continue to exploit the Coronavirus outbreak, the Europol announced to have arrested a man involved in COVID19 business scams. The Europol announced the arrest of a 39-year old man that is allegedly involved in Business email scam (BEC) connected to the current Coronavirus outbreak.  The man has been arrested early this week in Singap
Publish At:2020-04-07 12:29 | Read:406 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime BEC coronavirus covid19 hacking ne

COVID-19 Scam Roundup – April 6, 2020

Digital fraudsters have seized upon coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as a lure for their new scams and attack campaigns. Together, these malicious operations constitute nothing short of a deluge. Barracuda revealed that it spotted 9,116 coronavirus-themed spear-phishing emails between March 1 and March 23, 2020—a 667% increase over the 1,188 attacks detected a mo
Publish At:2020-04-06 16:53 | Read:575 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Awareness COVID-19 email scam


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