A widespread scam pretending to be from Elon Musk and utilizing a stream of hacked Twitter accounts and fake giveaway sites has earned scammers over 28 bitcoins or approximately $180,000 in a single day.
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.
Despite North Korea's isolation from the rest of the world, the country's ruling elite use the internet to escape economic sanctions and to find and tackle new money-making opportunities, legal or not.
A new tech support scam pretending to be from McAfee was discovered last week that is harvesting credit card details and personal information of its victims.
An online scammer targeting thousands of victims interested in cryptocurrencies runs a large and diverse business that includes phishing and fraud operations.
An abandoned Tweet counter that was still being loaded by 800+ sites was hijacked with a malicious script that caused visitors to be redirected to scam sites.
Scammers are creating fake Android cryptocurrency mining apps and promoting them on the Google Store. The kicker is that these apps claim to mine cryptocurrency that can't be mined in the first place.
A new sextortion campaign is underway that is pretending to have access to the target's email account by spoofing the sender of the scam email to be the same email as the victim.
Sites that try to trick users into subscribing to browser notification spam are increasingly becoming a method used to promote unwanted extensions, fake software, adware bundles, adult sites, and scam sites.
A Nigerian man has been sentenced to five years of prison time and pay $2.54 million in restitution for running business email compromise scams that attempted to steal $25 million.
While phishing continues to be the prevalent threat in malware-less email-based attacks, cybercriminals refine their methods by adding an impersonation component to increase the success rate against company employees.
Over the past week, scammers are now utilizing a new extortion email campaign that claims the recipient's phone was hacked, includes a partial phone number of the recipient, and further states that they created videos using the recipient's webcam. It then demands $1K USD in bitcoins or the hacker will release the video & other info.
New research shows that browser based Tech Support Scams are starting to utilize services normally found in legitimate call center operations. These services, called call optimization services, are typically used by call centers to perform call load balancing, call routing, dynamic generation of phone numbers, and more.
Malwarebytes has released a Chrome and Firefox extension called "Malwarebytes Browser Extension (BETA)" that aims to protect your computer while browsing the web. When installed, this extension will block malicious sites, popups, tech support scams, and also acts as an advertising and tracking blocker.
After examining 42 bitcoin addresses associated with a current extortion scam, it was discovered that over $50,000 USD in payments have been made.
Reports are coming in about a new extortion scam where scammers email you stating that they know the recipient's password, have installed malware on the computer, created videos of the recipient using adult web sites through their webcam, and have stolen the recipient's contacts.
Online crooks promoting fake "giveaways" have tricked people out of 8,148 Ether, currently worth around $4.3 million, according to statistical data compiled in EtherScamDB.
US law enforcement announced today the arrests of 74 individuals accused of orchestrating BEC (business email compromise) scams through which they stole millions from users across the world.