Google, Facebook, Twitter and AOL have joined forces to stamp out fake tech support services where customers are fooled into calling bogus technical support lines, where they are encouraged, not to fix their comptuer, but to install malware – or give away details crucial for identity theft.
Posts promising gruesome footage of a roller coaster accident at Universal Studios in Florida in which 16 people supposedly died are spreading fast on the social network – with victims fooled into spreading the scam to their friends.
Job scams are a permanent fixture in cyberspace. Anyone who has posted their resume online has offered cyber gangs two crucial pieces of information – one, a way to contact them, and two, the fact they’re in need of a job.
A post promising a video of a plane landing on water has been circulating on Facebook, with a title suggesting that it contains news footage of the rescue of passengers on board the missing flight MH370 – but there is no video, and it’s a criminal scam.
Recently it was announced that Satya Nadella will be Steve Ballmer’s successor as CEO of Microsoft. Of course for the cybercriminals this is the time to dust off and polish the good old Microsoft Lottery scam and update it.
Befriending the wrong person on Facebook can hand a criminal the tools for an identity theft attack – and on LinkedIn, talking to the wrong ‘recruiter’ can lead to disaster.
This week, UK IT worker and social engineering blogger Dale Pearson was targeted – with eight phone calls from a company claiming there was a fault on his PC – but Pearson had both the time and the equipment to fight back.
Most of us have faced cyber attacks sent by our best friends – Facebook “offers” they’ve clicked by accident, spamming everyone on their friends list, or Twitter stories they’ve shared without checking.
Many industries are now being targeted by well-tailored spear-phishing scams, the FBI has warned, with emails containing accurate information about victims, harvested from social networks or from previous intrusions into the same network.
Blizzard, makers of the hit online game World of Warcraft, issued a security alert today after a spate of unauthorized logins and player reports of “money laundering” scams.
Banks should look to spam emails and their own server errors as a source of information, says Nicholas Scott of National Australia Bank (NAB), speaking at the RSA Conference Asia-Pacific in Singapore.
If your friend said it on Social media it must be true? Not if your friend’s acount has been hacked. We review tips for staying safe on social media.
I received a “shared” messages from a friend about “a leaked scandal video of Justin Bieber and Selana Gomez” promising a “naked Justin Bieber”, with a Photoshopped picture, which we – for family-friendliness – censored a bit.
Many of us now buy goods and services online for the convenience and savings. The experts at ESET put together this guide to safer online shopping so you get the goods you want, and no nasty surprises. Tune your shopping machine Like the tune-up your car gets before a long drive, your laptop may need
Want to be safer online using your laptop or tablet when using public Wi-Fi? You can. Here are our five essential tips. 1 First, if you are not going to use the Internet it’s a good idea to turn off Wi-Fi connectivity completely on your laptop, smartphone or tablet. You are then guaranteed that your
A shortened and updated version of the advice that David Harley and Andrew Lee gave to potential phish victims in an earlier paper. Part 3 of a three-part article on phishing scams old and new, and some of the ways to recognize the baited hook.
As the Better Business Bureau recently warned, scam artists are gearing up for the Presidential election season. So what pitfalls do consumers face during the final stretch of campaigning, on computers and on the phone? Recently, we’ve seen examples of phony phone calls, phony websites seeking donations, and there may be more to come. Regular