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  1. We need to social-distance from the scammers One economic activity that’s thriving during the coronavirus pandemic is hacking. Hackers always follow the money — and they aren’t about to let a worldwide crisis stop them. jongho shin / casarsaguru / Getty Images For hackers who target Windows, the coronavirus pandemic is like Christmas come early. But what’s good news for them is bad news for you, piled onto all the other bad news wrought by the pandemic. Undeterred by the crisis — indeed, spurred to new heights by it — hackers have been c
  2. Scammers are targeting American Express users’ financial details through spoof emails along with attached phishing form. The email scam states that there is a security issue with the credit card and asks for personal information to be submitted through an attached form. A phishing email scam faking to be from American Express is targeting users’ sensitive information by stating that there is a security issue with their credit card. The email scam asks users their personal information through an attached form and prompts the users to create new login credentials. Modus
  3. It is assessed that by right on time one year from now, almost 50 percent of the considerable number of calls you get on your cellphone will be robocalls. A month ago alone, in excess of five billion robocalls were made. Legislators a week ago proposed bipartisan enactment to fine trick robocallers up to $10,000 per call; and the FCC is requesting broadcast communications organizations spread out their plans to meet new models, with the goal that trick calls can be recognized and ceased. CBS News asked real organizations what they're doing to stop illicit robocallers
  4. Online swindlers looking for a quick buck are using a domain that can be easily confused with a voter information website to redirect users to pages pushing various types of scams. With the US midterm elections on November 6 and English comedian John Oliver promoting the website on his show last week, visits to VOTE411.org increased significantly. Top-level domain confusion The boost in popularity during this period draw the attention of online scammers who used the .com version of the original domain to point visitors from macOS and iOS platforms to pages show
  5. The number of robocalls to US consumers increased massively last year. Consumers in the US received a whopping 26.3 billion robocalls in 2018, which was 46 percent more than that the total number of robocalls in 2017, according to Hiya, maker of a caller ID app. The company estimates that people received on average 10 unwanted calls per month and that 25 percent of all robocalls are scams. The top three categories of unwanted calls in the US include general spam, fraud and telemarketing. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has outlined p
  6. Criminal hackers make a lot of money targeting businesses and institutions of all kinds with phishing attacks that lead to compromised business email. While crooks may have an array of systems in place to launder the funds they steal, researchers have noticed that so-called business email compromise scammers are leaning more and more on the humble gift card. At the RSA security conference in San Francisco next Tuesday, researchers from the email defense firm Agari will present detailed findings on a Nigerian scam group the company has dubbed Scarlet Widow.
  7. Actively exploited bug in fully updated Firefox is sending users into a tizzy Fraudulent tech-support sites cause Firefox to freeze while displaying scary message. Enlarge Jérôme Segura 104 with 63 posters participating, including story author Scammers are actively exploiting a bug in Firefox that causes the browser to lock up after displaying a message warning the computer is running a pirated version of Windows that has been hacked.
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