Instagram clamps down on fake messages with anti-phishing tool

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:51:50 +0000

We take a look at a new anti-phishing feature Instagram hopes will cut down on imitation messages and other social engineering attempts.

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International students in UK targeted by visa scammers

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:49:40 +0000

Visa scammers are at it again, this time targeting Chinese international students in the UK. Learn how these scams work in order to steer clear, and advise others to do the same.

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The lucrative business of Bitcoin sextortion scams (updated)

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Sextortion scams are back on the radar, and many say they’re on the uptick. We investigate an email campaign to see how lucrative the business of sextortion can be.

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Nextdoor neighborhood app sends letters on its users’ behalf

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:35:31 +0000

The Nextdoor neighborhood app sends out snail mail letters to neighbors on behalf of its users. Is this a scam—or an ill-conceived marketing plan?

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The lucrative business of Bitcoin sextortion scams

Credit to Author: Threat Intelligence Team| Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Sextortion scams are back on the radar, and many say they’re on the uptick. We investigate an email campaign to see how lucrative the business of sextortion can be.

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How to get your Equifax money and stay safe doing it

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Equifax has been ordered to pay at least $650 million in relation to its enormous 2017 data breach. Users who were affected might be eligible for a claim. But watch out for scams!

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New Facebook ad reporting tool launches in UK

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:00:00 +0000

Consumer expert Martin Lewis took Facebook to court over multiple rogue ads bearing his likeness. It’s now been settled out of court, and Facebook users have a new tool in the fight against bad ads.

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