Posts Tagged ‘scams’

postheadericon Don’t fall for Hurricane Harvey charity scams!

Merciless scammers have no qualms about exploiting people’s kind-hearted nature by spreading their attacks via social networks and email, linking to counterfeit charity websites designed to steal the public’s payment card details.

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postheadericon Spanish Harmada: More on tech support scams

David Harley and Josep Albors on the evolution of tech support scams and why the current high incidence of reports in Spain are significant.

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postheadericon The security review: Locky, Mumblehard takedown and Facebook scams

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes an in-depth look at how the ransomware dubbed Locky is infiltrating computer systems.

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postheadericon Support scams: What do I do now?

ESET’s David Harley returns to the theme of what to do if a scammer gets a foothold on your system – people are still worried about support scams.

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postheadericon Southwest Airlines flight giveaway scams spread on Facebook

There is no such thing as a free lunch, and even if there was… who likes airline food that much anyway?

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postheadericon Phishing scams spike leads to social engineering campaign

Get Safe Online has launched a major new campaign in the UK to help raise awareness of the dangers of social engineering, as figures suggest more needs to be done to inform the public about this growing nuisance.

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postheadericon Tech support scams: 3 steps to conning unsuspecting victims

Tech support scams are “still big business”, ESET’s David Harley has previously said. In this guide we look at how fraudsters dupe their victims into handing over cash, while also corrupting their devices.

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postheadericon Support Scams, Malware and Mindgames without Frontiers

Introduction It might not have escaped your notice that I write quite a lot about support scams, an issue in which most commentators in the security industry take only sporadic interest and tend to regard as of only niche interest. (As when a scammer is damaging their brand or product in some way, for instance

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postheadericon Phone Scams: Increasing Numbers, Wider Scope

There’s a lot more to phone scams than tech support, giving rise to an escalating number of complaints. Here’s what two recent reports tell us.

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postheadericon Love hurts: Online dating scams are Australia’s top financial fraud

Australians were tricked out of around AUS$ 82 million (US$ 66 million) during 2014, with online dating scams accounting for the biggest losses.

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