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New airline scam promises free Emirates flight tickets

A new airline scam is promising people free Emirates flight tickets if they take part in a “fast survey”, ESET’s Denise Giusto Bilić reports.

Old Facebook scam gets ready for new boost

ESET researchers are warning about a Facebook scam that spreads fake terror news to trick victims into disclosing their Facebook credentials.

Scammers claim there is a virus in Apple’s iTunes database

Scammers are once again targeting Apple customers in their attempt to hijack accounts and steal payment information.

Hours before Euro 2016, fake websites are still offering overpriced tickets

Online scammers are trying to take advantage of fans desperately scouring the web for the last few tickets to Euro 2016 via newly created fake websites.

Hitting emails and Facebook: Ray-Ban scam is back

Recently, we informed you about a Ray-Ban scam campaign flooding Facebook via hacked profiles. It seems this hasn’t satisfied the attackers They’re back.

Beware Burger King WhatsApp scam: It’s a trap

Just when it seemed that the recent raft of WhatsApp scams were coming to a close, we have discovered a new one. This time it involves Burger King.

Tech support scams go with a Bing

Microsoft takes a shot at preventing support scammers from exploiting Bing Ads, explains David Harley, senior research fellow at ESET.

SMS phishing attackers continue to pursue Apple users

You would be wrong to think that this is just an attempt by the criminals to steal your Apple ID password – bad as that would be. It’s much worse than that.

My video, My first video, Private video: Don’t fall for this Facebook scam

My video, My first video, Private video: Don’t fall for this Facebook scam, which is infecting accounts around the world with a very high rate of success.

Buying Ray-Bans? Don’t fall for this Facebook scam

Recently, we’ve observed a new wave of scams on Facebook. Crooks are luring social network users to visit bogus Ray-Ban e-shops and buy heavily discounted sunglasses there. Victims’ payment card details are at risk.

Robocalls: where is RoboCop?

Robocalls: often a scam, usually a nuisance. Do you have to put up with them?

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.

The security review: Remtasu and Facebook cheat sheet

From an outbreak of malicious spyware to the UK’s bill on investigatory powers, here’s our comprehensive breakdown of cybersecurity news from the past week.

Prince Charming: The Valentine’s Day scammer

In this feature, we highlight some of the key tactics used by cybercriminals via online dating websites, helping you stay safe on Valentine’s Day.

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?

Facebook at 12: Bigger, better and securer?

In recognition of Facebook’s 12th birthday and its 1.2 billion active users who still enjoy using it, a timely guide on how to keep your account secure.

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.

WhatsApp scam extends into multiple countries and brands

IKEA, KFC, H&M and 7-Eleven are just a few popular brands that are being exploited by cybercriminals via WhatsApp. We take a closer look at this multi-country, multi-brand fraud.

Tech Support Scams: Top of the Pop-Ups

Support scams and fake alerts are still big business. We look at scammer psychology and a little parapsychology.

Criminals, linguistics, literacy and attribution

Linguistics and some form of textual analysis can be helpful in analysing malware and scams. Regional attribution, though, still requires caution.

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