If a QR code leads you to a Bitcoin ATM at a gas station, it’s a scam

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2021 16:08:14 +0000

We look at a small flourishing of QR code scams, and cast an eye over some of the most interesting QR-related attacks of 2021.

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The Olympics: a timeline of scams, hacks, and malware

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:52:56 +0000

We look at a history of malware, hacks, phishes, bogus mobile apps, and more targeting the Olympic Games going back to 1996

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Beware, crypto-scammer seeks foreigner with BLOCK CHAIN ACCOUNT

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:41:03 +0000

We take a look at a spam mail promising untold riches from a cryptocurrency transfer which will only lead to financial disaster.

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Hotel staff bust Hermes SMS scammer with suspiciously large number of cables

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 14:36:28 +0000

We look at a story involving a hotel, a lot of cables, and even more fake parcel delivery payment notifications sent to mobile numbers

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Coronavirus phishing: “Welcome back to the office…”

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 13:00:00 +0000

We take a look at what promises to be a wave of coronavirus phishing emails claiming that offices are reopening post-pandemic.

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What is Smishing? The 101 guide

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 18:51:13 +0000

Smishing is a combination of the words “phishing” and “SMS”, to indicate phishing sent across your mobile network in the form of a text.

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Deepfakes were going to change everything. And then they didn’t

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2021 14:36:04 +0000

Deepfakes are out there, but they aren’t where many people expected them to be.

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Sorry, Joe Biden isn’t offering you a work visa, it’s a scam

Credit to Author: Christopher Boyd| Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2021 11:02:04 +0000

Bogus e-visa promotions are being posted to social media. Here are the telltale signs that indicate you’re looking at a scam.

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