26 Jun 2019

Recipe for Disaster as Tech Support Scammers Use Paid Search

Tech support scammers are purchasing ads on Google and Bing in order to lure people to websites that will display a fake warning page and urge visitors to contact ‘technicians’ using a provided number. Malwarebytes says scammers have been using this tactic for months. Unsuspecting users that call the fake

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20 Jun 2019

Millions Fall Victim to System Cleaner Hoaxes

New Kaspersky research shows that more and more people are falling for system cleaner hoaxes, which refers to computer programs that claim improve the speed and performance of your computer by fixing issues and/or removing malware, but that actually don’t perform this service at all. In the first half of

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17 Jun 2019

Canadian City Loses $500,000 to Phishing Attack

Last month, cybercriminals managed to scam the City of Burlington in Canada out of CAD $503,000 (around USD $375,000). The city officially referred to the incident as “a complex phishing email,” but the phishing method used is more commonly known as a business email compromise (BEC) scam. The threat actors

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06 Jun 2019

Newly-Identified BEC Cybergang Targets U.S. Enterprise Victims

Agari recently released a new report on the evolution of Scattered Canary, a rising Nigerian cybercrime group specializing in business email compromise (BEC) attacks on large organizations. Researchers have been tracking Scattered Canary since 2008, when it was still a one-man operation. Since then, the group has evolved “very much

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21 May 2019

Google research: Most hacker-for-hire services are frauds

A new report by Google and the University of California, San Diego shows that individuals looking to hire hackers that will compromise specific user accounts for them, may end up getting scammed themselves. Using fake online identities, the researchers reached out to 27 “account hacking service providers” and asked if

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24 Apr 2019

Another dark web marketplace bites the dust –Wall Street Market

Dark web marketplace Wall Street Market (WSM) has shut down in typical underground fashion by pulling an exit scam on its users. The website’s admins have disappeared, taking $14.2 million in user funds with them. The shutdown happened about a week before Dream Market, the largest marketplace on the dark

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