Archive for the ‘Scam’ Category

Enigma Marketplace Hacked; $500,000 in Ethereum Stolen

August 21st, 2017

By Waqas

On August 20th, Enigma, a decentralized marketplace and cryptocurrency investment

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Fake Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange site stealing user funds

August 18th, 2017

By Uzair Amir

Bittrex is a US-based cryptocurrency exchange known for buying and selling

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OLE flaw lets malware infected PowerPoint files evade antivirus detection

August 15th, 2017

By Uzair Amir

Microsoft PowerPoint is the latest platform used by cyber criminals

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India arrest 4 for leaking ‘Game Of Thrones’ Episode 4 of Season 7

August 14th, 2017

By Carolina

Law enforcement authorities in India have arrested four people for

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Facebook password stealer; hacking the attacker rather than victim 

August 11th, 2017

By Uzair Amir

How to hack a Facebook account is one the most

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Popular Chrome extension hacked to deliver adware

August 1st, 2017

By Uzair Amir

Copyfish extension of Google Chrome lets users extract textual content

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Dutch Police Nabs Romanian Gang for Stealing $590K worth of iPhones

August 1st, 2017

By Carolina

Dutch Police are quite active these days, a couple of

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Dutch police share list of identified, active, and arrested Hansa vendors and buyers

July 31st, 2017

By Waqas

A couple of weeks ago, AlphaBay and Hansa, two of

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How a podcaster managed to confront his tech support scammer, in person

July 28th, 2017

Enlarge / This November 2015 photo appears to be a company photo of Accostings, which Reply All identified as an India-based tech support scam company. Kamal Verma is standing in a black shirt with a watch in the center of the photo. (credit: Kamal Verma)

The following post contains spoilers of Reply All episode #102: Long Distance, which was released on July 27, 2017. If you don't wish to know what happens in that episode, read no further.

Here at Ars, we are no strangers to online tech support scammers. For years now, we have played along with scammers, cajoled them, and called them out on their tricks. Such scams are notoriously difficult to shut down.

But we never even dreamed of doing what the podcast Reply All has done in an amazing episode that was released Thursday morning: doggedly pursue corporate records, find Facebook profiles of at least one company executive, and even manage to have extended conversations with one of them before trying to confront him. In person. In India.

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China arrests 11 hackers for infecting 250M devices with Fireball malware

July 26th, 2017

By Waqas

Law enforcement authorities in China have arrested eleven hackers suspected

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