Discord scammers lure victims with promise of free Nitro subscriptions

We look at some Discord scams doing the rounds, and also provide some tips to help you avoid losing your account.

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If a QR code leads you to a Bitcoin ATM at a gas station, it’s a scam

We look at a small flourishing of QR code scams, and cast an eye over some of the most interesting QR-related attacks of 2021.

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The Olympics: a timeline of scams, hacks, and malware

We look at a history of malware, hacks, phishes, bogus mobile apps, and more targeting the Olympic Games going back to 1996

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Beware, crypto-scammer seeks foreigner with BLOCK CHAIN ACCOUNT

We take a look at a spam mail promising untold riches from a cryptocurrency transfer which will only lead to financial disaster.

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Hotel staff bust Hermes SMS scammer with suspiciously large number of cables

We look at a story involving a hotel, a lot of cables, and even more fake parcel delivery payment notifications sent to mobile numbers

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Coronavirus phishing: “Welcome back to the office…”

We take a look at what promises to be a wave of coronavirus phishing emails claiming that offices are reopening post-pandemic.

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What is Smishing? The 101 guide

Smishing is a combination of the words “phishing” and “SMS”, to indicate phishing sent across your mobile network in the form of a text.

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Deepfakes were going to change everything. And then they didn’t

Deepfakes are out there, but they aren’t where many people expected them to be.

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Sorry, Joe Biden isn’t offering you a work visa, it’s a scam

Bogus e-visa promotions are being posted to social media. Here are the telltale signs that indicate you’re looking at a scam.

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A week in security (March 15 – 21)

A roundup of the previous week’s news, from March 15 to March 21.

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