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.
David Harley examines the latest confessions of a support scammer to appear on the web, this time from a Reddit Q&A.
In 2007, David Harley and Andrew Lee suggested at Virus Bulletin that poorly-designed phish quizzes did more harm than good. Has the picture changed much?
Australians were tricked out of around AUS$82 million (US$66 million) during 2014, with online dating scams accounting for the biggest losses.
Google has taken a stand against phishing attacks by revealing Password Alert: a Chrome extension designed to neutralize them after a user is taken in.
Beware of that accident scam call or text: losing money isn't the only risk.
Some support scammers and their assassination threats may seem dumb, but they're no joke.They can cause serious damage as we discuss it in this article.
Search Engine Optimization: it's an essential component of internet marketing strategy, I guess, but one with a bad public image, especially in the wake of years of abuse of optimization techniques by purveyors of malware and other bad actors (Black Hat SEO, or BHSEO).
Apple fans keen to get their hands on the Apple Watch are advised to think before they click, after hackers exploited a wave of enthusiasm around the launch with a phishing scam linked to a fake giveaway.
Fake Amazon gift cards are being sent to Android devices via text message, but it's malware not discounts that is being spread among the recipients.
How can phishing exploits and botnets affect a business?
Lenovo's installation of a security-breaking app called Superfish on some computers has customers justifiably angry, but some folks are now unnecessarily confused by false positive detection.
That message you received from a sexy Russian lady calling you Mr Dependable? Sorry to burst your bubble, but it's too good to be true.
With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, millions will be looking for love online. Here's six online dating scams to look out for.
Victims of the Anthem Inc health insurance hack are being bombarded with phishing scams including fraudulent emails and cold calls, reports Slashgear.
Buying and selling on eBay can be great, but it can also be fraught with risk. Here are some of the most common eBay scams and how they can be avoided.
A new porn scam is spreading startlingly quickly through Facebook - one that has managed to spread malware to over 110,000 users in 48 hours, reports The Guardian.
Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week? Yes, tax ID fraud is a real threat to your finances in America today. Putting your tax refund in jeopardy is just one of the impacts.
A study by the University of Buffalo has revealed that 'information rich phishing emails' may be more effective due to their ability to alter recipients' cognitive processes, reports Phys.org.
Facebook has announced plans to crack down on spam and hoaxes in the newsfeed, with a note highlighting 'false information' when enough people flag the link as a hoax.