Christmas tech scams roundup

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 17:30:14 +0000

What’s under the Christmas tree? It’s worse than lumps of coal, it’s a not very festive assortment of tricks and scams designed to give you a festive season hangover.

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Humble Bundle alerts customers to subscription reveal bug

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 17:20:27 +0000

Humble Bundle is sending emails to subscribers due to information being revealed by a bug. How bad it is? We take a look.

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Business email compromise scam costs Pathé $21.5 million

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 16:00:23 +0000

Recently released court documents show European-based cinema chain Pathé lost a small fortune to a business email compromise (BEC) scam in March 2018. The attack cost the company $21.5 million—that’s 10 percent of its total earnings. Learn how to avoid BEC scams and keep your company in the black.

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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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HMRC phish swipes email login, payment details

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2018 16:00:00 +0000

It isn’t tax season for UK (or US) residents, but that hasn’t deterred scammers from sending out an HMRC phish double whammy with a tight deadline attached.

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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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Netflix phish claims your membership is on hold

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 09 May 2018 17:00:54 +0000

We take a look at a new Netflix phish in circulation, using the time-honored trick of claiming the recipient is about to lose access unless they hand over some personal information.

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Panic attack: Apple scams apply pressure

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:31:12 +0000

We take a look at some of the many vaguely threatening/panic-inducing attempts by Apple scams to phish potential victims. Featuring emails, texts, and…Edward Snowden?!

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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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