YouTube ordered to cough up $170M settlement over COPPA infraction

Last week, the FTC announced its settlement with Google over YouTube’s COPPA violations, including requirements for better protecting children’s data. But is it enough?

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How to get your Equifax money and stay safe doing it

Equifax has been ordered to pay at least $650 million in relation to its enormous 2017 data breach. Users who were affected might be eligible for a claim. But watch out for scams!

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A week in security (July 22 – 28)

The latest cybersecurity news for the week of July 22–28. We look at Phobos ransomware, stalkerware’s similarities to parental monitoring apps, and the investigation into Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

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A week in security (June 3 – 9)

A weekly roundup of security news from June 3–9, including Magecart, breaches, hyperlink auditing, Bluekeep, FTC, and facial recognition.

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Social Security Number scammers are at it again

The Federal Trade Commission recently released a warning about a sharp increase in Social Security Number scammers. Have you gotten one of their robocalls? Here’s how to recognize the scam and what to do about it.

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FTC providing partial refunds for Advanced Tech Support victims

Last month, the FTC announced the recovery of 10 million dollars from Advanced Tech Support. If you were a victim of ATS, also known as Inbound Call Experts (ICE), you might be able to get a partial refund of what they scammed from you.

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Report: the anatomy of tech support scams

Each year, several million people fall for tech support scams and according to Microsoft, in 2015 alone crooks walked away with an estimated $1.5 billion. Malwarebytes has been actively engaged in the fight against tech support scammers overseas, but also here at home in the US.

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