Microsoft has issued an advisory about a widespread and sophisticated gift card scam that is targeting organizations across various sectors. Companies are requested to use Defender for Office 365.
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Reports suggest that 69k Bitcoins with ties to the Silk Road have been pushed out of the world's fourth-largest Bitcoin address. Speculations link site creator Ross Ulbricht to the move.
Empire Market has been offline for three days now. Customers have been unable to access their accounts, reported being victims of Dusting Attacks, and suspect an exit scam by the site administrators.
The social media website has responded to last night's hack stating that the attack was socially engineered and targeted some Twitter employees with access to internal tools and systems.
Twitter accounts of prominent personalities and Bitcoin exchange companies were compromised earlier today. The hackers linked to a phishing website that siphoned off close to $25,000 already.
As the number of scams continues to rise, Google has announced a partnership with the Cybercrime Support Network to create a website that offers examples and tips on how to identify them.
Facebook is introducing a new feature for its Messenger app that helps identify users that might be trying to impersonate a user's friends by checking accounts for suspicious activity.
The firm said that its email service is blocking 18 million coronavirus scam emails every day. Criminals have exploited the crisis, attempting to trick users into revealing personal information.
The California based firm said in the lawsuit that the ads run by the company baited its users. Moreover, Google, Shopify, WordPress have also been targeted through "cloaking", the lawsuit alleges.
The official Twitter account for Google's G Suite of productivity apps has been hijacked to promote a Bitcoin scam that also targeted the Target Twitter account. The tweet has now been taken down.
Smuggling or drug trafficking criminals have stolen over £500 million from bank accounts in the U.K. through fraud and scams in the first half of 2018. Those criminals used data from breach incidents.
A security researcher has found thousands of pages on the Microsoft TechNet portal which contain tech support scams promoting phone numbers for cryptocurrency exchanges and social media services.
With Epic Games' controversial decision to circumvent the Play Store for the release of the Android version of Fortnite, Google has stepped in to prevent users from downloading fake apps.
More details regarding an ongoing sextortion scam have emerged, including reports that over $30,000 has been paid in ransom to the hackers by people who were scammed by this new form of ransomware.
A new form of ransomware has emerged, with targeted users being threatened to provide money. Old passwords are used by the blackmailers as proof that their victim's online data is not private anymore.
The messaging service is testing a feature to help users understand when they receive messages from fake accounts which may be trying to impersonate other people the user may know.
In the wake of the launch of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, a number of scammers are luring unsuspecting users into giving up their personal information with the promise of a free iPhone.
Scientists have found that about one million Facebook accounts are enrolled in "collusion networks" run by spammers, which generated as many as 100 million fake "likes" between 2015 and 2016.
The Internal Revenue Service of the United States has released a warning over an email scam that uses the name of the agency and FBI to discreetly download ransomware, locking the victim's files.
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.