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.
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There is no such thing as a free lunch, and even if there was... who likes airline food that much anyway?
Get Safe Online has launched a major new campaign in the UK to help raise awareness of the dangers of social engineering, as figures suggest more needs to be done to inform the public about this growing nuisance.
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.
Support scams and fake alerts are still big business. We look at scammer psychology and a little parapsychology.
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
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.
Australians were tricked out of around AUS$82 million (US$66 million) during 2014, with online dating scams accounting for the biggest losses.
Harley says that scams and social engineering have been a constant in cybercrime - but in the past few years, some scams have got markedly more sophisticated, and more difficult even for a trained eye to spot.
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).
Two phone scams of a type that might be new to you: fake surveys asking dangerous questions, and a Londoning scam that seems to target seniors.
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.
ATM scams can come in a variety of forms, so make sure to keep your guard up by following these 5 simple tips.
The latest salacious video - promising ‘Naked Woman Eaten by a Shark’ - is just one in a long chain of viral video scams spread via Faceboook.
Although phishing scams are something everyone should always be vigilant to, AppRiver has identified two specific Amazon types which are currently targeting the UK market, Tech Week Europe reports.
An update on support scams: but are the scammers looking for fresh fields and posturings new?
Auction site eBay has remained defiant about ‘active’ listings ,containing computer code, despite multiple reports indicating that these are being used for phishing attacks.
This week offered a lesson in how cybercriminals follow the news, and time their attacks to dupe the unwary - with several different attacks aimed at iPhone fans, in the week where Apple unveiled its iPhone 6.
This Thursday, September 18, is the biggest day in Scottish political history, as the country votes on whether it should become independent from the United Kingdom - but an ESET security expert has warned cybercriminals could strike.