13 Oct 2021

Scammers abusing Apple developer program, stealing millions from victims on Tinder, Bumble, Grindr, Facebook Dating

Sophos has released a new report detailing a dating app scam in which attackers have stolen millions of dollars from people using platforms such as Tinder, Bumble, Grindr, Facebook Dating, and similar apps. Scammers gain the trust of targets on the dating apps, eventually convincing them to download fake crypto

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09 Jul 2021

Android app users targeted with cryptomining scams

More than 170 Android apps, including 25 from Google Play were caught trying to scam people by offering cryptomining services for a fee but failing to return anything. Security firm Lookout said these apps did not get caught for scamming people because they didn’t do anything malicious but acted as

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27 May 2021

This phishing attack is using a call centre to trick people into installing malware on their Windows PC

A new and prolific phishing campaign is aiming to lure victims into believing that they have opened a subscription with a movie-streaming service, tricking them into calling a phone number to cancel the subscription. However, after contacting the call center, someone guides them through a procedure that eventually infects the

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18 May 2021

Consumers Warned About Surge in Meal Kit Delivery Scams

Cybersecurity firm Tessain has warned consumers to be vigilant about a surge in meal kit delivery scams after uncovering SMS scams impersonating popular companies such as Gousto and HelloFresh. The uptick in meal kit delivery scams is likely a result of their increase in popularity during the Covid-19 lockdown. The

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05 Mar 2021

Cryptocurrency Fraudster Steals $16m

A Swedish businessman, Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson, has pleaded guilty to securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering charges. Karlsson allegedly scammed millions out of 3,575 victims using a reversed pension cryptocurrency investment scam. In total, Karlsson brought in $16 million from the operation. Karlsson was the CEO of Eastern Metal

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10 Feb 2021

Scammers Selling Fake Covid-19 Vaccination Cards for Just $20

According to researchers, scammers are constructing fraudulent Shopify online stores to sell fake Covid-19 vaccine cards to those who do not want to receive the vaccine. DomainTools found that the decentralized nature of the US healthcare system has allowed for this to happen, as the cards only need to carry

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27 Jan 2021

National Crime Agency warns novice and veteran traders alike of rise in clone company scams

UK watchdog organization the National Crime Agency warned the public about “clone company” attacks increasing in popularity, tricking both novice investors and veteran traders. The threat actors seemingly target those seeking investment opportunities to recoup some finances lost by the economic complications of the Covid-19 pandemic. The FCA reported that

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11 Aug 2020

Experts Warn of ‘Consultants’ Promising to Secure Fake COVID Aid

The Better Business Bureau, a consumer rights agency, has released a statement warning US citizens of threat actors claiming to be helping Americans receive money from government COVID-19 aid programs. The fraudulent messages promise COVID-19 aid and economic stimulus packages, however, the cybercriminals behind the phishing scheme are instead harvesting

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30 Jan 2020

Justice Files ‘First-of-its-Kind Enforcement Action’ Against Robocall Carriers

In a first of its kind enforcement action, the Justice Department announced yesterday that it filed two separate lawsuits against individuals that allegedly enable the facilitation of millions of scam robocalls. The Justice Department stated that the individual’s robocalls specifically targeted a vulnerable demographic, the elderly. The civil cases were

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23 Jan 2020

Thousands of WordPress Sites Hacked to Fuel Scam Campaign

Over 2,000 WordPress sites have been hacked according to website security firm Sucuri. Sucuri analysts detected attackers exploiting vulnerabilities in plugins used by many WordPress customers to add additional features to their operations. The analysts detected the vulnerabilities in the third week of January. The hacks were purported to fuel

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