Scammers Sent Uber to Take Elderly Lady to the Bank

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 15:41:09 +0000

Email scammers sent an Uber to the home of an 80-year-old woman who responded to a well-timed email scam, in a bid to make sure she went to the bank and wired money to the fraudsters.  In this case, the woman figured out she was being scammed before embarking for the bank, but her story is a chilling reminder of how far crooks will go these days to rip people off.

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Massive Losses Define Epidemic of ‘Pig Butchering’

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 16:35:28 +0000

U.S. state and federal investigators are being inundated with reports from people who’ve lost hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars in connection with a complex investment scam known as “pig butchering,” wherein people are lured by flirtatious strangers online into investing in cryptocurrency trading platforms that eventually seize any funds when victims try to cash out.

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North Korean APT targets US healthcare sector with Maui ransomware

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 21:43:29 +0000

CISA warns of an unusual ransomware.

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How the FBI quietly added itself to criminals’ instant message conversations

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 21:27:14 +0000

Researchers have given the world a glimpse of how the FBI’s An0m devices were able to eavesdrop on criminals.

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LGBTQ+ community targeted by extortionists who threaten to publish nudes

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:15:24 +0000

The FTC has issued a warning to the LGBTQ+ community about extortionists posing as potential romantic partners on Grindr and Feeld.

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A week in security (June 20 – June 26)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 09:30:06 +0000

The most important and interesting computer security stories from the last week.

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Karakurt extortion group: Threat profile

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:00:29 +0000

An obscure group called Karakurt has extorted organizations in the US and elsewhere. Know how to keep it away from your network.

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