Tag: Scam

Elections Quebec warns of fraudulent calls and texts circulating for today’s vote

Agency says some people have received automated calls saying election is postponed.

Trending this week – Bitcoin, delivery robots and Blue Screen of Death

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New tech support scam malware fakes Blue Screen of Death

A new malware masquerading as the infamous Blue Screen of Death tries to swindle victims into paying for tech support tools.

How to know if your solar eclipse glasses are real or fake

Amazon is offering a refund to customers who bought counterfeit eclipse glasses to watch the solar eclipse next week. The retail giant says the glasses may not come from a recommended manufacturer. On Aug. 21, people will be flocking to parts of the United States to watch as the sun disappears behind the moon. The rare solar ...

Up to 1,200 breaches already in 2017 – on the road to worst year ever

With more than 1,200 breaches and a massive 3.4 billion records exposed already, 2017 is on pace to be yet another worst year on record for breach activity. Risk Based Security’s Q1 2017 DataBreach QuickView Report found that in particular, the practice of emulating a trusted party and requesting copies of W-2 forms has clearly ...

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2017

With more and more organisations wanting to learn about the EU General Data Protection Regulation, it’s been difficult for me to find the time to keep up to date with the month’s breaches and hacks. When I started compiling April’s list, I hoped that there weren’t many breaches this month, but unfortunately I was wrong. ...

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Google and Facebook confess to being victims of a $100 million corporate scam

Two tech companies who were victims of a $100 million payment scam have been revealed to be Facebook and Google. According to an investigation by Fortune, Lithuanian Evaldas Rimasauskas allegedly forged email addresses, invoices, and corporate stamps in order to impersonate a large Asian-based manufacturer with whom the tech firms regularly did business. Over two ...

Beware! Fake email phishing scam targets LinkedIn users

Fake Email phishing attack are hitting LinkedIn users via Mail and LinkedIn inbox’s and ask them to attach CV. Since its looks like an original link, which come from official LinkedIn, its leads to many users to be victimized by this email phishing attack. It is decent to believe that beneficiaries of the false message ...

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in March 2017 – 74,000,000 records compromised

March is coming to an end, which means it’s time for this month’s list of breaches and cyber attacks. There have been a lot of data breaches this month, and that’s just considering the ones that I’ve been making a note of throughout the month. I calculate the number of compromised records this month as ...

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in February 2017

It’s the shortest month of the year, but it has not been short of breaches or cyber attacks. The list is the usual mix of ransomware attacks and careless employees causing data breaches. Our US readers, however, will be well aware that tax day is fast approaching, so W-2 phishing is rife. Earlier this month, ...

New tax scam targets companies to surrender employees’ information

Tax season is here and that means many are busy filing their returns. But the Internal Revenue Service says there’s also a new tax scam that could put you at risk. The scam targets the human resources or personnel department of a company. An email or letter is sent to make it seem like it’s ...