Are Deepfakes coming to a scam near you?

Deepfake is a machine learning technique that is capable of perfect imitations of facial expressions in videos. Will adding voice imitations to them lead to the perfect scam?

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Business email compromise scam costs Pathé $21.5 million

Recently released court documents show European-based cinema chain Pathé lost a small fortune to a business email compromise (BEC) scam in March 2018. The attack cost the company $21.5 million—that’s 10 percent of its total earnings. Learn how to avoid BEC scams and keep your company in the black.

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Secret Sister scam returns in time for Christmas

Secret Sister scams are back, just in time for the holiday season. What is it, and how does it part people from their money? We take a look.

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Sextortion emails: They’re probably not watching you

Yes, those sextortion email scams using old passwords are still making the rounds. How can you spot a real sextortion attempt from an empty threat? And when should you report to authorities? Read on to find out.

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100 channels and nothing on, except TV Licensing phishes

A recent bout of TV Licensing phishing emails promise British users a refund once they log in to a phony TV License website and provide payment details. Read on to see if you’ve been impacted.

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Mobile Menace Monday: SMS phishing attacks target the job market

Could it be that our dream job awaits via a random SMS message? On the contrary, this SMS phishing attack could cause nightmares for unsuspecting job hunters.

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HMRC phish swipes email login, payment details

It isn’t tax season for UK (or US) residents, but that hasn’t deterred scammers from sending out an HMRC phish double whammy with a tight deadline attached.

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Liar, liar, pants on fire! Barclays phish claims cards explode

We feel compelled to relay the dire warning from this Barclays snail-mail letter, which we acquired through social media, therefore it must be true.

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A week in security (May 28 – June 3)

A roundup of the security news from May 28 – June 3, including Instagram scams, America Geeks, IoT flaws, and more.

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Instagram story spam claims free Apple Watch

We take a look at Instagram story spam leading to a “free Apple Watch” giveaway on a recently compromised celebrity account.

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