Tag: scam

Hacking, Security

Scammers hack verified Facebook pages to impersonate Meta and Google

May 5, 2023

Via: Mashable

If you see a verified page, complete with the blue checkmark, on Facebook…don’t automatically assume that page is legit. Mashable can confirm that a number of fake Facebook business pages have been masquerading as companies such as Google and even […]

Hacking, Security

Hackers used legitimate remote help-desk tools to scam multiple US federal agencies

January 26, 2023

Via: TechSpot

In September 2022, the CISA performed audits on several FCEB networks and found them to have been victim to a “widespread, financially motivated phishing campaign.” A month later, security researchers at Silent Push reported on a “typosquatting” trojan campaign involving […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Internet scam data shows which states had most victims and lost most money

August 22, 2019

Via: TechSpot

CenturyLinkQuote examined the FBI’s annual report based on the Internet Crime Complaint Center to discover the number of victims in each US State and how much money was lost in 2018. For the second year in a row, Alaska had […]

Hacking, Security

Security researchers trick ‘CEO’ email scammer into giving up identity

February 16, 2017

Via: Info World

Businesses targeted in email scams don’t always have to play the victim. They can actually fight back. Researchers at Dell SecureWorks have documented how they identified a suspected email scammer from Nigeria, by essentially playing along with the scheme to […]

Computing, Hardware

Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets

July 20, 2016

Via: Info World

Federal authorities have shut down several alleged tech support scammers working out of Florida, Iowa, Nevada and Canada, freezing their assets and seizing control of their businesses. The action was one of the largest in the U.S. against scammers, who […]