Security Scams Increase After WannaCry Outbreak WannaCry is a ransomware variant that hit the globe mid-May causing an IT disaster for major businesses worldwide. The WannaCry infection was likely the most publicized ransomware attack to date. Due to the high publicity, public awareness of cyber treats increased. However, it also invoked fear into many. This […]
Long Lasting Firefox Scam A Firefox scam has been going on since early 2016, and it won’t seem to go away. The scam is a screen that randomly populates which states there is a critical update that user must install. In order to do so, the user is directly to download a Java Script file, […]
Phishing Attack Hits Bloomington Public Schools – Minnesota Star Tribune reported an estimated 2,800 current and former Bloomington Public School employees has their private information stolen after a malicious email scam tricked a school employee to send the information to hackers. The phishing scam requested for all of the 2016 W-2s to be sent to a specific […]
Fake tech support companies have been using popups and programs for quite some time with several different justifications to “fix” your computer. Here is a breakdown of a typical tech support scams. The Hook In order to have the victim call, there must be a method to force the user to call without looking […]
Don’t let the Microsoft name disarm you when trying to verify the authenticity of a suspicious email or phone call.
Internet criminals are getting more and more inventive with their social engineering attacks.
The death of Bin Laden has generated a whole bunch of scams and new malware.
The weekly roundup of top stories from the GFI Labs Blog – including news of a distressed traveler scam, Nigerian phishing scam, fake free VPN and .edu forum spam..
By Bill Pytlovany
The story of Bill’s family member who was the target of international wire fraud scheme.
This week we have TDL4 rootkit analysis; four new rogues: ScanDisk, Internet Security Suite , Security Inspector 2010 and Ultra Defragger; phony game cracks, keygens and video tutorials and a “see who deleted you on Facebook” app scam.
Beware of Phishing Scams by Rob Cheng There is a growing menace on the Internet called phishing. In simple terms, phishing can be defined as using fraudulent emails and web sites to trick you into revealing passwords and user names. The scary part is that phishing is becoming a growing and thriving industry. AntiPhishing.org reported […]
Privacy Scams As you’ll see from the other articles in this section, there are genuine threats to your privacy on the Internet and your own PC. However, there are also many scammers that try to worry you about things that are usually not threats, often through alarmist ads that look like they are system warnings. […]