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Scam Robocalls Use AI To Disrupt New Hampshire Election

Scammers stage robocalls in voice of US President Joe Biden in effort to disrupt New Hampshire primary amidst concerns over…

4 months ago

Apple Settles Lawsuit Concerning iTunes Gift Card Scam

Agreement reached with Apple to settle a lawsuit that alleged it knowingly let scammers exploit iTunes gift cards, and kept…

5 months ago

UK Government, Tech Giants Agree To Tackle Online Fraud

Series of pledges from big name tech firms in agreement with UK government to protect people from online fraud

6 months ago

British Man Pleads Guilty To Infamous Twitter Hack

Man alleged to have carried out 2020 hack of public figures including Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian, Bill Gates, pleads guilty…

1 year ago

Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Warns Over AI Misuse

AI is likely to be misused by 'bad actors' to spread fraud and misinformation and must be regulated, says Apple…

1 year ago

Truecaller To Offer WhatsApp Caller ID As Scams Surge

Caller ID app Truecaller to offer service on WhatsApp, other messaging services as telemarketers, scammers switch to internet calls

1 year ago

Banks Warn Of Sharp Rise In Online Fraud

Banks warn of surging fake sale listings, impersonation and investment scams with many scams originating on social media

1 year ago

FBI Warns Against Use Of Public Charging Stations For Mobile Phones

Consumers should avoid using free charging stations in airports, hotels etc, as bad actors may have compromised them, FBI warns

1 year ago

Crypto Investment ‘Scam’ Defrauds Thousands Of Users

Crypto trading app iEarn Bot appears to be massive scam drawing in thousands of investors in multiple countries, report finds

1 year ago

NatWest Adds Crypto Limits As Scams Proliferate

NatWest caps transfers to crypto exchanges as consumers and businesses lose hundreds of millions to elaborate scams

1 year ago

Scammers Target Microsoft Edge Users Via News Feed

Scammers are targeting users of Microsoft's Edge browser via malicious ads inserted into the news feed, warn security experts

2 years ago

Australia Sues Meta Over Facebook Scam Adverts

Competition watchdog down under launches legal proceedings against Meta Platforms for publishing scam advertisements on Facebook

2 years ago

Indian PM Modi’s Twitter Account Hacked – Again

Second time the charm? Bitcoin scam briefly compromises the personal Twitter account of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

2 years ago

Briton Arrested Over Twitter Hack Of Public Figures

Another arrest over the hack of high profile Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Barak Obama, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and…

3 years ago

Brothers Deny Involvement In $3.6bn South African Bitcoin ‘Heist’

Two brothers who operated cryptocurrency investment firm Africrypt deny involvement in 'hack' that made off with billions of pounds' worth…

3 years ago

Users Warned Over WhatsApp Account Hijack Scams

Users are continuing to fall for scams that allow hackers to take over their WhatsApp accounts or trick them into…

3 years ago

Massive ‘Parcel Delivery’ SMS Scam Campaign Hits UK

Millions of scam text messages hit UK mobile phones pretending to be from parcel delivery firms, but in reality spreading…

3 years ago

Telephone Landline Usage In ‘Terminal Decline’, Uswitch Finds

As usage of WhatsApp, Zoom etc soars, the humble telephone landline declines, with 26 percent not even bothering to connect…

3 years ago

NHS Executive’s Twitter Account Hacked In PS5 Scam

Twitter account of NHS chief transformation officer Helen Bevan taken over by hackers, used to advertise PlayStation 5 scam to…

3 years ago

European Commission Warns Of Rising Pandemic Scam Risk

European Commission tells internet media and e-commerce companies to prepare for increase in Covid-19-related scams and disinformation as cases rise

4 years ago

Teenager Pleads Not Guilty To Organising Twitter Hack

Not me, gov'nor. Florida-based teenager pleads not guilty to masterminding major hack of Twitter's internal systems for bitcoin scam

4 years ago

Apple’s Steve Wozniak Sues Google’s YouTube

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube for allowing scammers to use images and videos of him in a cryptocurrency scam

4 years ago

Hackers Compromise Twitter Accounts Of Major Public Figures

Bitcoin scam sees Twitter accounts of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, as well as Barack Obama, Joe Biden and…

4 years ago

Coronavirus: NCSC Takedown Of Hundreds Of Scam Covid-19 Shops

UK cyber defender NCSC takes down 2,000 Coronavirus scams last month - launches ‘cyber aware’ campaign to mitigate threats

4 years ago

Microsoft And Others Takedown Botnet Necurs

One of the world's largest botnets that was responsible for multiple scams and infected over nine million computers, has been…

4 years ago

Martin Lewis Calls For Action As Fake Ad Reports His Death

No, the founder of MoneySavingExpert and well known money saving expert Martin Lewis, is not dead, despite fake adverts to…

4 years ago

Kolkata Police Shut Down Scam Call Centres

Fraudsters convinced Devon man his computer had been taken over by a Russian criminal involved in trafficking guns, ammunition and…

5 years ago

Libra Cryptocurrency Scams Found On Facebook, Instagram

Facebook's own platforms found to be used in scams related to Libra cryptocurrency, adding to regulatory pressure over the controversial…

5 years ago

Facebook Scam Lawsuit Dropped By Martin Lewis

Legal action halted after Facebook agrees to introduce scam ads reporting button, and makes financial donation

5 years ago

‘London Blue’ Fraud Group Targets Financial Services Industry

The group is carrying out targeted financial scams on a large scale, with a hit list of 35,000 chief financial…

5 years ago