Category: Web Fraud 2.0

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GoDaddy Employees Used in Attacks on Multiple Cryptocurrency Services

GoDaddy Employees Used in Attacks on Multiple Cryptocurrency Services

Fraudsters redirected email and web traffic destined for several cryptocurrency trading platforms over the past week. The attacks were facilitated by [...]
Be Very Sparing in Allowing Site Notifications

Be Very Sparing in Allowing Site Notifications

An increasing number of websites are asking visitors to approve “notifications,” browser modifications that periodically display messages on the user’ [...]
Two Charged in SIM Swapping, Vishing Scams

Two Charged in SIM Swapping, Vishing Scams

Two young men from the eastern United States have been hit with identity theft and conspiracy charges for allegedly stealing bitcoin and social media [...]
Amid an Embarrassment of Riches, Ransom Gangs Increasingly Outsource Their Work

Amid an Embarrassment of Riches, Ransom Gangs Increasingly Outsource Their Work

There’s an old adage in information security: “Every company gets penetration tested, whether or not they pay someone for the pleasure.” Many organiza [...]
Riding the State Unemployment Fraud ‘Wave’

Riding the State Unemployment Fraud ‘Wave’

When a reliable method of scamming money out of people, companies or governments becomes widely known, underground forums and chat networks tend to li [...]
This Service Helps Malware Authors Fix Flaws in their Code

This Service Helps Malware Authors Fix Flaws in their Code

Almost daily now there is news about flaws in commercial software that lead to computers getting hacked and seeded with malware. But the reality is mo [...]
U.S. Secret Service: “Massive Fraud” Against State Unemployment Insurance Programs

U.S. Secret Service: “Massive Fraud” Against State Unemployment Insurance Programs

A well-organized Nigerian crime ring is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by committing large-scale fraud against multiple state unemployment insurance p [...]
How Cybercriminals are Weathering COVID-19

How Cybercriminals are Weathering COVID-19

In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic has been a boon to cybercriminals: With unprecedented numbers of people working from home and anxious for news abo [...]
Would You Have Fallen for This Phone Scam?

Would You Have Fallen for This Phone Scam?

You may have heard that today’s phone fraudsters like to use caller ID spoofing services to make their scam calls seem more believable. But you probab [...]
Sipping from the Coronavirus Domain Firehose

Sipping from the Coronavirus Domain Firehose

Security experts are poring over thousands of new Coronavirus-themed domain names registered each day, but this often manual effort struggles to keep [...]
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