Sextortion Bitcoin scam makes unwelcome return

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:38:53 +0000

A well-worn sextortion scam is back in user’s inboxes. We explain what to look for and why recipients shouldn’t panic.

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100 channels and nothing on, except TV Licensing phishes

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:00:00 +0000

A recent bout of TV Licensing phishing emails promise British users a refund once they log in to a phony TV License website and provide payment details. Read on to see if you’ve been impacted.

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A week in security (September 3 – 9)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:44:57 +0000

A roundup of the security news from September 3 – 9, including spyware going mainstream, Mac App Store apps stealing and abusing customer data, and Fortnite install concerns.

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Liar, liar, pants on fire! Barclays phish claims cards explode

Credit to Author: Adam McNeil| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:00:02 +0000

We feel compelled to relay the dire warning from this Barclays snail-mail letter, which we acquired through social media, therefore it must be true.

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“Celebrating Stephen Hawking” with a 419 scam

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:51:08 +0000

Scammers are using the good name of the recently deceased scientist Stephen Hawking to lure potential victims into a 419 scam, complete with a quiz and large cash prize for the winner.

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Deepfakes FakeApp tool (briefly) includes cryptominer

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:20:00 +0000

We take a look at what happens when one of the most popular DIY Deepfakes programs decides to monetise with a spot of coin mining. Surprise: it doesn’t end well.

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Facebook phishers want you to “Connect with Facebook”

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:00:00 +0000

Facebook phishers link from bogus landing pages hosted on sites(dot)google(dot)com URLs. What do they want? Your data.

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There’s a hole in my bucket: Bitcoin scams aim to exploit volatile market

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:53:19 +0000

The digital world of Bitcoin is ablaze with profit, speculation, and potential riches for all – unfortunately, scammers are in on the action and will stop at nothing to relieve the unwary of their digital fortunes. From the oldest tricks in the book to all new types of scams, it seems everyone is turning their attention to Bitcoin. What are the threats, and what can you do about it to stay safe?

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PayPal phish asks to verify transactions—don’t do it

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2017 19:35:26 +0000

We take a look at a batch of fake PayPal emails asking potential victims to visit a so-called resolution center to address unverified transactions.

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419 scammer offers USD $60 million—and a free child

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:46:18 +0000

419 scammers offering up untold riches are nothing new. But untold riches and an adopted child for good measure? How could we not explore this one further?

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