28 Oct 2022

LinkedIn Unveils New Security Features to Tackle Fraud

Business social media company LinkedIn has reportedly launched a new series of features that aims to take down fake profiles and malicious use of the platform, which is designed to allow professionals to connect with others. The firm announced the new measures in a blog post on Tuesday. The blog

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20 Oct 2022

Scammers Targeting Those Seeking Student Loan Forgiveness

The FBI warned earlier this week that fraudsters are targeting individuals seeking student loan forgiveness via email, text, phone, and online. The attackers are masquerading as administrators from the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program. The campaign’s primary goal is to steal personally identifiable information from targets, the FBI says. The

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12 Oct 2022

A New Wave of PayPal Invoice Scams Using Crypto Disguise

Security researchers at Trend Micro have identified a new wave of PayPal invoice scams that are leveraging blockchain and cryptocurrency related-businesses to lure victims. The scammers are using a common method of impersonating PayPal sellers to deliver invoices to random targets. The invoices state that the users have been charged

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18 Aug 2022

APT Lazarus Targets Engineers with macOS Malware

North Korean advanced persistent threat actor Lazarus is leveraging the current popularity of the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry to target organizations and individuals running Apple and Intel-based systems. The cyber espionage campaign recently identified consists of Lazarus deploying fake job postings for Coinbase. The job posting contains a malicious Mac

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11 Aug 2022

Suspected $3m Romance Scammer Extradited to Japan

Interpol has reportedly launched a new awareness campaign in which they warn the public of the dangers of romance scams after arresting 15 individuals suspected of being involved in a major romance scam conspiracy. Interpol will launch a two-week global campaign in which is plans to highlight the role of

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30 Nov 2021

How Crypto Vigilantes Are Hunting Scams in a $100 Billion Market

On a Monday morning in October, in a southern Indiana basement, a 52-year-old grandfather in a Dogecoin hat is patrolling the darkest corners of the crypto world for Shit Coin scammers. Robert Browning and his motley crew — named the RugSeekers for a popular pump and dump scam called the rug

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26 Oct 2021

Millions of Android Users Scammed in SMS Fraud Driven by Tik-Tok Ads

Threat actors are reportedly using malicious Android apps to scam users into signing up for fraudulent premium SMS subscription services. The scam results in victims’ racking up massive phone bill charges. The campaign is reportedly being driven by TikTok ads. Security firm Avast first uncovered the campaign, which it has

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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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