Archive for the ‘Scam’ Category

Payday loan company Wonga breached – what you need to know

April 10th, 2017

Nothing was stolen that was deeply secret on its own, but collected together, the data points could be gold dust for scammers.

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Scammers slip fake Amazon ad under Google’s nose

February 10th, 2017

The spoofed ad sent Windows users into fake Microsoft-sponsored blue screens of death and Mac users into fake cryptoware warnings

Posted in amazon, bogus support, Fake anti-virus, fake support, fake support call, Scam, Scareware, Web Browsers | Comments (0)

‘MethBot’ Ad Fraud Operators Making $5 Million Revenue Every Day

December 20th, 2016

The biggest advertising fraud ever!

A group of hackers is making between $3 Million to $5 Million per day from United States brands and media companies in the biggest digital ad fraud ever discovered.

Online fraud-prevention firm White Ops uncovered this new Ad fraud campaign, dubbed “Methbot,” that automatically generates more than 300 Million fraudulent video ad impressions every day.


Posted in ad fraud, advertisement, Botnet, click fraud, Methbot, MethBot Ad Fraud, Russian hackers, Scam, video ads | Comments (0)

A Nigerian scam, old-school style!

July 7th, 2016

Email proves nothing – anyone can send it, and it’s free. Retro scammers use REAL STAMPS to show they’ve got skin in the game!

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Warning issued over fake online ads for puppies and kittens

May 6th, 2016

One of the charms of globalization is how quick and easy it is for scams to spread between continents. This time, we’re talking puppy and kitten scams.

Posted in Action Fraud, eBay, kittens for sale, Law & order, puppies for sale, Scam, Security threats, uk | Comments (0)

Hacker’s typo trips the alarm on billion-dollar cyber bank heist

March 14th, 2016

Nearly 3 dozen fraudulent transfer requests would have added up to $1 billion but for the typo: “fandation” instead of “foundation.”

Posted in Bangladesh, Bank Fraud, bank heist, heist, Law & order, New York Federal Reserve Bank, Scam, Swift | Comments (0)

Advent tip #13: Take care if internet friends ask for money

December 13th, 2015

Some internet friendships aren’t what they seem and there is a whole school of cybercrookery that devotes itself to relationship-based scams. Be careful if someone asks you for money…

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​Google, Yahoo, Facebook Collaborate to Blacklist Bad Bots

July 22nd, 2015

The major tech companies including Google, Facebook, and Yahoo! have joined their hands to launch a new program meant to block fake web traffic by blacklisting flagged IP addresses.

Today, majority of data center traffic is non-human or illegitimate, so to fight against this issue the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) has announced a program that will tap into Google’s internal

Posted in blacklist bots, click fraud Scam, fake traffic, hacking news, Scam, spamming, website security, website traffic | Comments (0)