How social media is used to commit financial fraud

Credit to Author: Quickheal| Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:45:42 +0000

Social media is a fraudster’s heaven. There are billions of targets – Facebook itself had over 2.6 billion monthly active users in the first quarter of 2020. Because of the very nature of these platforms, users can be quite careless about the amount of personal information they post. For cybercriminals,…

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Missing person scams: what to watch out for

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0000

Missing person alerts can be a prime source of inspiration for scammers looking to turn a quick buck. We explore some of the techniques used to further ill-gotten gains.

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A week in security (July 20 – 26)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 15:30:00 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from July 20 – 26, including Deepfakes, Bluetooth technology, and APT groups.

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Lock and Code S1Ep11: Locating concerns of Bluetooth and beacon technology with Chris Boyd

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 15:30:00 +0000

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Chris Boyd, lead malware intelligence analyst for Malwarebytes, about Bluetooth and beacon technology. Last month, cybersecurity experts warned the public about the data collection embedded in the Donald Trump 2020…

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Coordinated Twitter attack rakes in 100 grand

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 17:53:42 +0000

In a social engineering attack on Twitter, threat actors managed to scam $100,000 dollars in Bitcoin by taking over high-profile accounts.

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A week in security (June 22 – 28)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 16:25:48 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from June 22 – 28, inlcuding a zero day guide, tax season tips, and web skimmers using image files.

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A week in security (June 8 – 14)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 15:30:00 +0000

A roundup of news and blog posts from the week of June 8 – 14, including the Honda ransomware attack, search hijackers, and what to look for in an RMM platform.

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