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Wrestling star Mick Foley’s Twitter compromised, selling PS5 consoles

One of the biggest wrestling stars around, Mick Foley, had his Twitter account hijacked in an attempt to legitimize a very popular scam. When a well known individual has their social media accounts compromised, disaster looms, as everything from phishing to malware distribution waits in the wings for potential victims. But this time, we traded messages w
Publish At:2022-08-01 16:02 | Read:288 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams charity compromised hijack mick foley PS5 security twi

Fraudulent cryptocurrency investment apps are duping investors

Together with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the FBI has released a warning about cybercriminals creating fraudulent cryptocurrency investment apps in order to defraud cryptocurrency investors. The threat actors convince investors to download fraudulent mobile apps with the promis
Publish At:2022-07-19 11:52 | Read:365 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams Social engineering applications cryptocurrency fbi fin

Low-income consumers preyed on by fake ISP during pandemic, FCC says

The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has proposed a fine of $220,210 against Kyle Traxler of Ohio for allegedly establishing the bogus internet provider, Cleo Communications, to scam low-income consumers. The victims believed they were receiving government-approved discounts on internet services and devices during pandemic lockdowns in the US. In a
Publish At:2022-07-14 07:54 | Read:297 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams Affordable Connectivity Program Cleo Communications co

Fake streamed cricket matches knocks victims for six

An incredible scam which resembles hidden camera prank shows has been shut down by police. Four men were arrested last week in connection with the con-job involving fake cricket and online betting. It begins in Russia, takes a trip to India, and ends up back in Russia. Here’s how it unfolded: Setting the stage People living in India who are inter
Publish At:2022-07-12 11:52 | Read:402 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams betting cricket fake gambling scam youtube

Discord Shame channel goes phishing

A variant of a popular piece of social media fraud has made its way onto Discord servers. Multiple people are reporting messages of an “Is this you” nature, tied to a specific Discord channel. is this a new discord scam or something? someone I haven’t spoken to in years randomly sent me this and when I go to join the server I have verify
Publish At:2022-07-06 11:52 | Read:431 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams discord fake phishing QR code server shame theft

“Free UK visa” offers on WhatsApp are fakes

A student friend recently shared a WhatsApp message, unsure if it was scam. The message claims to offer an easy to route to free visas, housing, accommodation, and medicine access. Here’s how we know it was a scam, and where it lead. It read as follows: UK GOVERNMENT JOB RECRUITMENT 2022: This is open to all Individuals who wants to work in UK
Publish At:2022-07-04 07:54 | Read:392 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams home office scam survey uk UK Visas and Immigration UK

YTStealer targets YouTube content creators

Researchers are reporting the discovery of malware targeting YouTub content creators. The aim is to compromise accounts and then take over the victims’ channels completely. The malware, dubbed YTStealer, has one game plan: Grabbing authentication cookies. A site gives you an authentication cookie when you log in, and your browser then uses it in pla
Publish At:2022-07-01 16:02 | Read:438 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams authentication cookies authentication token fake editi

Rogue cryptocurrency billboards go phishing for wallets

Billboards and digital real world advertising has raised many questions of privacy and anonymity in recent years. Until now, the primary concern has been (mostly) legal, yet potentially objectionable geolocation and user profiling. Bluetooth beacons work in tandem with geofenced billboards to send you offers. Stores follow your movements and tailor products
Publish At:2022-06-23 11:51 | Read:644 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams advert advertisement billboard bitcoin crypto cryptocu

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

Instagram scam steals your selfies to trick your friends

What would you do if a friend of yours set up a NSFW account, and then used it to follow you on Instagram? Would you check it out? We recently learned of a group of friends who had to ask themselves exactly that. Fortunately, they realised that something was off. The account wasn’t the real owner’s, it just used her identity and left her with
Publish At:2022-06-14 13:00 | Read:1131 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams affiliate Instagram scam

WhatsApp spam offers up “B&Q Father’s Day Contest 2022”

Father’s Day in the UK (June 19) is almost upon us, and scammers are taking advantage of it—and the fractional possibility of some nice weather—using a barbeque-themed lure. A mysterious WhatsApp message The barbeque bait arrives out of the blue, from a somebody who has your number, as a random message bringing word of a supposed “B&Q F
Publish At:2022-06-10 12:59 | Read:585 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams B&Q barbeque messages messaging quiz spam weber gas ba

Facebook users targeted in massive phishing campaign

Facebook is once again the launchpad for a large-scale phishing campaign, according to researchers at PIXM. The campaign, which first shows signs of life back in September 2021, has generated millions of page views and ad referral revenue “estimated to be millions of USD at this scale of operation”. Credential harvesting on a grand scale Re
Publish At:2022-06-09 12:59 | Read:557 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams facebook fake malvertising phishing rogue link scam st

Phishing mail claims a 3D Secure upgrade is required

Today we took a look at a phishing mail pinning its hopes on a QR code linking to a bogus website. Scammers claim that your mail address has “not been registered for the 3D Secure Security Update”. 3D Secure phishing mail The mail reads as follows: Dear Sir / Madam, Our administration has shown that the data linked to this email address
Publish At:2022-06-01 12:59 | Read:510 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams 3D Secure fake phish phishing QR code scam

Runescape phish claims your email has been changed

A Runescape-themed missive landed in our email inbox today, claiming action is required to secure our account. The malicious email and the scam behind it are perfect examples of one of the more reliable tactics in the world of phishing—fooling a victim into thinking they need to take some action as part of a larger, ongoing process. With this tactic, phi
Publish At:2022-05-31 16:57 | Read:909 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams authenticator automated bank pin discord free jagex MM

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