A telemarketing company has been hit with a $7.5m fine for repeatedly contacting people on the Do Not Call Registry - the largest civil penalty ever issued in a Do Not Call case.
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The unsolicited phone calls tout everything from miracle cures to financial relief – here's how you can stay safe
David Harley discusses a scam that has been making the rounds where, it's reported, cold-calling scammers ask the victim 'Can you hear me?'.
Highlights from the past seven days in information security include the threat from Locky, the nuisance of Robocalls and another celeb-related iCloud breach.
Robocalls: often a scam, usually a nuisance. Do you have to put up with them?
Social networks are fun, but can also spread misinformation and worse. We discuss myths about your contract with Facebook, and whether British politicians are interested only in their own salaries.
[Update 30th October 2013: with regard to the ping gambit discussed below, please note that protection.com now responds to ICMP echo requests – in other words, if you now run the command “ping protection.com” you should now see a screen something like this: Note that this is perfectly normal behaviour for a site that responds
Recently, I've been hearing about and receiving phone calls from people with Indian accents about something a little different from the classic your PC is virus-infected but you can pay me to get it fixed' support scam.
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
At ESET, we spend a great deal of time researching the latest technologies and how they may be affected by frauds and scams. Sometimes these are “old fashioned” spam through email, or they may be programs like fake antivirus programs or ransomware. And we certainly have blogged extensively about PC support scams where the caller
Cold-call scammers now claim to be AV support staff, but misuse a widening range of system utilities to con victims into believing they have malware.
...the scammer doesn't need you to edit the registry to find the CLSID he's looking for. He simply has to persuade you to run the ASSOC command...
...And therein lies a problem that goes beyond support scams. The telephone network, like the Internet, isn't very good at recognizing national boundaries. Which is why I have a couple of rules of thumb when it comes to cold callers...
The Australian Communications and Media Authority is planning to impose harsh penalties on support desk scammers. (Hat tip to Andrew Hayter for drawing my attention to that item.) According to chairman Chris Chapman, nearly half of all the complaints they've received about calls to numbers on the Do Not Call Register have been about cold-calling
You may have received an email message that looks something like this. (ESET was just asked about it – thanks to Chris Dale for passing it on.) Please note: this is, if not an out-and-out hoax, a very misleading message. Don't act upon it until you've read the rest of this article. REMEMBER: Cell Phone
There have been a lot of articles about ZERT and their patch for the MS VML vulnerability. ZERT is a group of security researchers who feel that the danger of the vulnerability and lack of an MS patch warrants creating their own temporary patch. ESET, Microsoft, and a number of other security vendors do not