Fraudsters use 42,000 fake websites to push adware and ads
Fraud group 'Fangxiao' built a network of 42,000 sites that impersonate well-known businesses.
The network was designed to steer victims to websites pushing adware. Fangxiao uses fake domains to generate website traffic and advertising revenue for its own websites and the websites of customers w... Read more
McAfee finds rare malware in Chrome extensions with 1.4 million downloads
Researchers at McAfee revealed a rare malware application in five Chrome extensions with 1.4 million downloads. Scammers spread the extensions to dupe e-commerce websites.
The method is uncommon. The malicious extensions lie in wait for the moment an infected user navigates to an e-commerce webs... Read more
Fraudulent Android apps can disable wifi and sign contracts
A new generation of Android scamware employs several tricks to register users to costly services.
According to Microsoft, Android malware developers have stepped up their billing fraud games with applications that disable WiFi connections, covertly subscribe individuals to costly wireless servic... Read more
’57 percent of all cybercrimes are scams’
Organized cybercrime is growing. Group-IB identified 390 professional scam groups in the past year, up 350 percent from 2020.
Cybercriminals don't have to penetrate networks or endpoints to be successful. According to security research by Group-IB, scamming was the most common form of cybercrime... Read more
Ex-Apple employee who scammed the company over $10 M charged by U.S. authorities
According to U.S. authorities, a former Apple Inc employee has been charged with scamming the iPhone manufacturer out of more than $10 million in a string of scams.
According to documents with the federal court in San Jose, California, Dhirendra Prasad faces five felony charges for defrauding Ap... Read more
Online impersonation of CEOs on the rise during COVID crisis
Email scammers have impersonated over 7000 CEOs since the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
The COVID-19 emergency has unleashed another epidemic, namely a sudden rise in the impersonation of CEOs through business email compromise (BEC) attacks. A BEC attack allows a hacker to impersonate a company execut... Read more
Bitcoin scam targets Twitter accounts of celebrities and companies
Twitter accounts of a large group of celebrities were hacked by cryptocurrency scammers. Among the victims were Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos and presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Not only celebrities fell victim to these hacks, but accounts of large companies such as Apple and... Read more
GoDaddy takes 15,000 subdomains used by scams offline
Web hosting provider and domain registration company GoDaddy has taken over 15,000 subdomains offline. The subdomains were used as part of a spam operation, which tempted users to come to web pages selling fake products.
Users received a spam mail promoting a product, writes ZDNet. If a user clicks... Read more
Australian woman arrested for robbery $450,000 in cryptic currency
An Australian woman was arrested after it turned out that she had stolen no less than 100,000 tokens of cryptovaluta ripple. The tokens had a combined value of almost half a million Australian dollars at the time they were stolen. The 23-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday morning.
The ZDNet is ... Read more