As part of an effort to combat technical support scams, the Federal Trade Commission in the US has announced a crackdown on the practice, highlighting 16 new actions with international partners.
Google has made changes to Gmail's security systems to better protect users against phishing attempts. The new system offers warnings when clicking on suspicious links in an effort to keep you safe.
Google and Facebook employees have been swindled out of $100M in total by a Lithuanian man posing as a Taiwanese manufacturer. The individual was charged by the Department of Justice last month.
It looks like a new hoax is making the rounds with the promise of a download for a Nintendo Switch emulator. The new scam requires users to download the software and unlock it via a survey.
Tinder scammers have victimized around 30 men in Thailand, disguising themselves as flight attendants. When they have garnered the victim's trust, they will ask for a substantial amount of money.
A tech support scam program called Event Monitor was recently discovered. It displays a bogus "Your PC is at risk" message every time a Windows app crashes, flashing a number to call fake technicians.
Like-farming scams that entice users to like and share posts on Facebook are currently spreading. The posts use images of babies, and likes are used to expose and exploit personal information.
To be able to combat tech support scammers, a programmer has utilized bots which answer the fraudulent calls. This, according to him, is his major initiative to shut down Windows scammers for good.
Office supply store Office Depot has been allegedly swindling its customers, by saying that there are malware and viruses on their computer. This, according to an employee, is done to meet quotas.
A bug in Google Chrome that was discovered in 2014 is now being utilized by tech support scammers. It will freeze a system, and then display a phone number to allegedly fix the problem.
As a move towards helping its customers stay secure, Vodafone UK will now automatically block fraudulent calls right from the source, so the potential victim won't have to deal with it anymore.
A new spam email supposedly containing a clip of presidentiable Hillary Clinton meeting with ISIS' leader is spreading on the internet. However, it only contains malware to infect the recipient.
A mirror of KickassTorrents recently returned online, after it was seized because of copyright complains. However, the domain only scams users, attempting to steal personal details.
A group of scammers from Nigeria infected themselves with malware, which led to the revelation of how their crime works, and how they manage to steal money from businesses worldwide.
With the rapid advancement of technology today, the dirty tactics of tech scammers have improved as well. These people are now utilizing lock screens, deeming PC's useless, unless victims pay.
Despite Microsoft explicitly denying the possibility of a sequel in the near future, Minecraft fans rallied behind a fake successor to the popular sandbox, propelling it to 4th place in the App Store.
Microsoft has said that at least 3.3 million Americans will cough up $1.5bn to PC support scammers in 2015, adding that older people are usually the target, being less familiar with technology.
A new scam has made the rounds on Facebook yet again, this time talking about the site's alleged power to utilize its users' personal data. However, the hoax is just a revival of an old scam.
A new Facebook scam is in the wild, regarding the company's 'dislike button.' It promises an early access to the upcoming feature, and makes users open malicious links and share the scam further.
A group of scammers are now using the Windows 10 upgrade - and promises of not having to wait for it - in order to lure people into downloading ransomware that locks users out of their data.
Try searching for Bing or Microsoft ads on Google, and Google Adwords will not-so-helpfully display a seemingly legitimate but very sophisticated phishing site. Browser beware.
A new type of Facebook hoax is currently circulating on the website. People are tagged in an alleged video, which upon opening is a malware hosting website, that can infect a wide range of devices.
Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against scammers posing as tech support executives of the company and offering to resolve issues with people's computers over the internet for hefty fees.
Facebook has notified its users to beware of scammers who are claiming to be victims of the recent MH17 plane crash over Ukraine in order to exploit users and make money through the social network.
Usernames and passwords of eBay users are being sold online to fraudsters and scammers by the hackers who attacked the site earlier this year and stole databases containing user details.
Earlier this month, Virus Shield, scammed over 10,000 people that downloaded the application. Google is now offering a refund and a $5 Google Play Store credit for the inconveneince.
The $3.99 app "Virus Shield" by Deviant Solutions doesn't protect the user's privacy, scan for malware, speed up the user's phone or block ads. However it has 10,000 downloads and a 4.5 star rating.
A U.K. man is sending the plays of William Shakespeare to a seller who scammed him out of £80 for a PlayStation 3 that was never sold. The catch? He's sending the plays via text message.
A group of scammers in California are reportedly selling floor tiles disguised as iPads with Apple logo and bubble wrap to unsuspecting users under the pretext of discounted "out of the box" price.
eBay trolls strike again, this time a seller managed to sell a photograph of the Xbox One Day One edition for £450 to an unsuspecting teen who probably should have paid a little more attention.
Microsoft is using its Facebook page to alert people to ignore a new scam that promises to give them "free Xbox points" in celebration of Microsoft's 38th anniversary.
If you stopped by Google Play earlier today, you just might've had a chance to pick up some Apple designed apps for your Android device. Did hell freeze over? As it turns out, no, it did not.
Fake anti-piracy warning emails are being sent to users with money requests in an attempt to profit from the UK Digital Economy Act's upcoming law that states users will be warned when pirating.
Thanks to the efforts of the FBI and international law enforcement groups, you could lose your Internet access on July 9th due to a virus you never knew you had. We examine, and try to explain.
A new study from Microsoft Research says that Nigerian ('419') scammers don't want you to take them seriously; it's all part of a plot to weed out all but the most gullible users.
A fake 'Microsoft Word 2012' app has appeared on the iOS App Store, selling for $9.99 and promising to 'All features of the MAC version on your device.' The problem? It doesn't, of course.
Reports of scammers targeting PC users have surfaced in some parts of the US, where people claiming to represent Microsoft are calling users at home, offering to fix their PC remotely for a hefty sum.
A number of UK residents have received jail time for an scam that involved using stolen credit cards to buy their own music on iTunes and Amazon and then taking the royalties from those sales.
A number of former MegaUpload users report that they have encountered a new online scam designed to scare them into paying money via a fake legal letter and threats of large fines
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