Task Force Seeks to Disrupt Ransomware Payments

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 12:26:09 +0000

Some of the world’s top tech firms are backing a new industry task force focused on disrupting cybercriminal ransomware gangs by limiting their ability to get paid, and targeting the individuals and finances of the organized thieves behind these crimes.

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Be Very Sparing in Allowing Site Notifications

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2020 14:13:29 +0000

An increasing number of websites are asking visitors to approve “notifications,” browser modifications that periodically display messages on the user’s mobile or desktop device. In many cases these notifications are benign, but several dodgy firms are paying site owners to install their notification scripts and then selling that communications pathway to scammers and online hucksters.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, October 2020 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 20:10:36 +0000

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month! In keeping with that theme, if you (ab)use Microsoft Windows computers you should be aware the company shipped a bevy of software updates today to fix at least 87 security problems in Windows and programs that run on top of the operating system. That means it’s once again time to backup and patch up.

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Stolen security logos used to falsely endorse PUPs

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:35:05 +0000

To gain the trust of users, the makers of PUPs put the logos of reputable security and tech firms on their websites to imply their product is endorsed by the companies. They are not.

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Free antivirus coupon leads to tech support scam

Credit to Author: Jérôme Segura| Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2017 16:00:07 +0000

Yet another trick to watch out for with this free antivirus offer that misleads you into calling tech support scammers.

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