Category: scams

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Why do we fall for SMS phishing scams so easily?

Why do we fall for SMS phishing scams so easily?

Here’s how to spot scams where criminals use deceptive text messages to hook and reel in their marks Have you ever received a text message from a de [...]
A week in security (January 11 – January 17)

A week in security (January 11 – January 17)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs, we looked at IoT problems, Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday, and how cybercriminals want access to your cloud services. We al [...]
5 common scams and how to avoid them

5 common scams and how to avoid them

Fraudsters are quick to exploit current events for their own gain, but many schemes do the rounds regardless of what’s making the news. Here are 5 co [...]
PayPal users targeted in new SMS phishing campaign

PayPal users targeted in new SMS phishing campaign

The scam starts with a text warning victims of suspicious activity on their accounts A new SMS-based phishing campaign is doing the rounds that atte [...]
Would you take the bait? Take our phishing quiz to find out!

Would you take the bait? Take our phishing quiz to find out!

Is the message real or fake? Take our Phishing Derby quiz to find out how much you know about phishing. Phishing comes in a number of forms and rema [...]
The many ways you can be scammed on Facebook, part II

The many ways you can be scammed on Facebook, part II

In part 1 of this article series, we looked at data mining schemes, scam ad campaigns, concert tickets scams, and PayPal fund transfer scams. Today, w [...]
Likely lead generation scam targets potential Malwarebytes MSP partners

Likely lead generation scam targets potential Malwarebytes MSP partners

Recently, Malwarebytes discovered a potential lead generation scam targeting companies that are interested in our Malwarebtyes Managed Service Provide [...]

Buying COVID-19 vaccines from the Dark Web? No thanks!

Even though we hope that this is an unnecessary warning, we do want to put it out there. As soon as there was talk about a vaccine being available aga [...]
Vishing criminals let rip with two scams at once

Vishing criminals let rip with two scams at once

by Paul Ducklin Phone scams, where a person or a computer calls you up and tries to trick you into saying, buying or doing something you later reg [...]
SIM swap scam: What it is and how to protect yourself

SIM swap scam: What it is and how to protect yourself

Here’s what to know about attacks where a fraudster has your number, literally and otherwise SIM swap scams have been a growing problem, with frauds [...]
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