Spam and phishing

Stay safe online - 2020-02-21

Crooks, posing as WHO, spread fake Coronavirus awareness messages

Potential victims receive fake email messages from Who asking them to click on a link or download a file. More
News Spam and phishing   February 19, 2020  

Hamas hacker group tried to "catfish" Israeli soldiers on social media

Operation Rebound: fake social media profiles with pictures of young girls used in the attack against Israel Defense Forces members. More
News Spam and phishing   February 18, 2020  

Cybercrime in 2019: FBI reports $3.5 billion in damages

The bureau has received almost 5 million complaints since May 2000 On February 11, the FBI's IC3 has released a report which compiled data relating to cybercrime in 2019.More
News Spam and phishing   February 12, 2020  

Lock My PC developers offer free recovery for tech support scam victims

Lock My PC is not available for public due to frequent misuse by tech support scammers. More
News Spam and phishing   February 10, 2020  

Iranian-linked hackers pose as journalists in the email scam campaign

Charming Kitten hackers sent out fake requests for interviews impersonating New York Times journalists. More
News Spam and phishing   February 08, 2020  

Credit card skimmers inserted into hundreds of fake sneaker sites

Counterfeit versions Adidas, Nike, Converse and other popular shoe brands advertised on sporting forums. More
News Spam and phishing   December 13, 2019  

Hacking gang targets the US, Italy and Germany with malware-laden emails

The newly-formed hacking group TA2101 impersonates governmental entities in a targeted malspam campaign that delivers Maze ransomware, among other malware. More
News Spam and phishing   November 15, 2019  

Bitcoin scam on YouTube: users tricked into installing Predator Trojan

The promoted tool can allegedly generate Bitcoin keys to steal funds but installs info-stealing Trojan instead. More
News Spam and phishing   November 13, 2019  

Firefox will block notification pop-up prompts from next year

With the release of Mozilla Firefox 72 in January 2020, users will stop seeing the "allow to show notifications" requests by default. More
News Spam and phishing   November 04, 2019  

Phorpiex botnet used in sextortion email spam campaign

After 10 years, Phorpiex botnet is still active. After being active for around 10 years, Phorpiex botnet has recently been delivering millions of sextortion messages to random users via email spam campaigns.More
News Spam and phishing   October 19, 2019  

Twitter allowed 2FA data for filtering sponsored ad audiences

Twitter 2FA mobile phone numbers and email addresses made reachable for Partner Audiences and Tailor Audiences advertising services. More
News Spam and phishing   October 10, 2019  

Guilty plea: former Yahoo engineer hacked thousands of email accounts

6,000 Yahoo email accounts of mostly young females got hacked in search for sexual images. More
News Spam and phishing   October 01, 2019  

Account hijacking campaign hits a large number of YouTube influencers

A coordinated phishing campaign hit a yet unknown number of prominent YouTube influencers specializing in gaming, car industry, tech, and other topics. More
News Spam and phishing   September 23, 2019  

Police warn about Venmo app texting scam that targets banking data

Phishing scam disguising as Venmo application is redirecting users to a fake website collecting personal and banking data. More
News Spam and phishing   September 19, 2019  

After months of silence, Emotet came back with a new malspam campaign

Malicious email campaign targeting USA, Germany, Poland, Italy, and the United Kingdom spotted delivering malware-loader Emotet. More
News Spam and phishing   September 18, 2019  
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