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FBI: $3.5B Lost in 2019 to Known Cyberscams, Ransomware

Cybercriminals double down on successful internet scams, with a focus on phishing, BEC and other defrauding schemes that have proven to work.

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Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself

As the tide of phishing attacks rises, improving your scam-spotting skills is never a bad idea The post Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

By |2020-02-03T09:15:20-05:00February 3rd, 2020|scams|Comments Off on Would you get hooked by a phishing scam? Test yourself

Don’t get sacked! Scams to look out for this Super Bowl

As the teams prepare to battle it out on the gridiron, fraudsters are waiting to intercept your funds The post Don’t get sacked! Scams to look out for this Super Bowl appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

By |2020-01-31T08:00:18-05:00January 31st, 2020|scams|Comments Off on Don’t get sacked! Scams to look out for this Super Bowl

Major US wireless carriers vulnerable to SIM swapping attacks

When it comes to protection against this insidious type of scam, the telcos’ authentication procedures leave a lot be desired, a study finds The post Major US wireless carriers vulnerable to SIM swapping attacks appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

By |2020-01-13T11:28:16-05:00January 13th, 2020|scams|Comments Off on Major US wireless carriers vulnerable to SIM swapping attacks

Ambitious scam wants far more than just PayPal logins

An ongoing phishing scam uncovered by ESET researchers seeks to wreak havoc on your money and digital life in one fell swoop The post Ambitious scam wants far more than just PayPal logins appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

By |2019-12-20T05:30:38-05:00December 20th, 2019|scams|Comments Off on Ambitious scam wants far more than just PayPal logins

5 scams to watch out for this shopping season

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner and scammers are gearing up to flood you with bogus offers The post 5 scams to watch out for this shopping season appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

By |2019-11-28T05:30:22-05:00November 28th, 2019|scams|Comments Off on 5 scams to watch out for this shopping season

15 Easy, Effective Ways to Start Winning Back Your Online Privacy

Someone recently asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year, and I had to think about it for a few minutes. I certainly don’t need any more stuff. However, if I could name one gift that would make me absolutely giddy, it would be getting a chunk of my privacy back. Like most people, [...]