Malware

scams

Tech Support Scams [Video]

Technical support scams – Avoiding Cybercriminals don’t just send fraudulent email messages. They might call you on the telephone and claim to be from Microsoft. They might also setup websites with persistent pop-ups displaying fake warning messages and a phone number to call and get the “issue” fixed. They might offer to help solve your […]

Continue Reading
bitcoin

Bitcoin Currency Scams [Video]

Bitcoin Scams On Social Media The Dark Side Of Digital Currency   ZeroFOX Research   Earlier this month, the price of a single Bitcoin eclipsed the price of an ounce of gold for the first time ever. This news, coupled with the exploding adoption of its underlying technology – blockchain – beyond the financial world, […]

Continue Reading
shopping

Shopping Online Scams [Video]

Online shopping scams Online shopping scams involve scammers pretending to be legitimate online sellers, either with a fake website or a fake ad on a genuine retailer site. How this scam works While many online sellers are legitimate, unfortunately, scammers can use the anonymous nature of the internet to rip off unsuspecting shoppers. Fake retailer […]

Continue Reading
facebook

Dating Love Romance Scams [Video]

I was a victim of an online dating scam By Melanie Hicken In a typical con, the perpetrator will spend weeks or even months building up a romantic relationship with a victim through e-mails, texts or phone calls, before eventually asking for money. After years of dating frustration, Montana resident Debbie Best thought her luck […]

Continue Reading
social

Social Media Scams [Video]

Social Media Scams  90% firms see social media as a big risk area for cyber crime: EY report Over 90% of Indian businesses identified social media as a ‘precarious platform spurring new-age cyber threats’, according to the report Rozelle Laha   The report quoted a McAfee study to say that India is estimated to be […]

Continue Reading
email

Email Spam Scams [Video]

Email Spam Unwanted commercial email – also known as “spam” – can be annoying. Worse, it can include bogus offers that could cost you time and money. Take steps to limit the amount of spam you get, and treat spam offers the same way you would treat an uninvited telemarketing sales call. Don’t believe promises […]

Continue Reading
wannacry ransomware

WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack [Video]

‘Biggest ransomware outbreak in history’ hits nearly 100 countries with data held for ransom Dozens of countries have been hit with a huge cyber extortion attack that locked computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. How did the attack occur? Attack appeared to be caused by […]

Continue Reading
ransomware

Malware Ransomware [Video]

Viruses, Spyware, and Malware What is malware? “Malware” is a term for any software that gets installed on your machine and performs unwanted tasks, often for some third party’s benefit. Malware programs can range from being simple annoyances (pop-up advertising) to causing serious computer invasion and damage (e.g., stealing passwords and data or infecting other […]

Continue Reading
wannacry ransomware

Archive – WannaCry Ransomware

WannaCry Ransomware May 2017 Rick Click on Links to Open New Tab Copy title to browser if link was broken ‘Accidental hero’ finds kill switch to stop spread of ransomware cyber-attack Spread of malware curtailed by expert who simply registered a domain name for a few dollars, giving many across world time to protect against […]

Continue Reading
awareness

Cybercrime Awareness [Video]

The best way to fight cybercrime is with proper awareness: Experts By IANS Describing cyber crime as a rising menace in India, experts on Thursday said proper awareness, assessment, and implementation of security policies were the way forward to fight the malady. Discussing the nuances of cyber security threats at a seminar in Kolkata, they […]

Continue Reading