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.
Microsoft takes a shot at preventing support scammers from exploiting Bing Ads, explains David Harley, senior research fellow at ESET.
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, which is infecting accounts around the world with a very high rate of success.
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: often a scam, usually a nuisance. Do you have to put up with them?
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.
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.
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.
There is no such thing as a free lunch, and even if there was... who likes airline food that much anyway?
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 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.
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.
Support scams and fake alerts are still big business. We look at scammer psychology and a little parapsychology.
Linguistics and some form of textual analysis can be helpful in analysing malware and scams. Regional attribution, though, still requires caution.
Over the last few weeks we’ve seen an increase in fake vouchers being spread via WhatsApp. This scam has all the hallmarks of a global campaign.
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
Support scammers: old twisters, new twists, and scammer psychology.
Skype users have been advised by Microsoft to change their passwords following reports that 'spoofed' messages are being sent without user permission.
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.