A week in security (April 26 – May 2)

A roundup of the previous week’s most interesting security stories alongside the very best of our own research, from April 26 to May 2.

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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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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 29 – April 4)

A roundup of the previous week’s security news, from March 29 to April 4.

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Software renewal scammers unmasked

In our latest investigation we unmask a group of scammers behind the software renewal phishing campaign.

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The human impact of a Royal Mail phishing scam

We look at the impact of a Royal Mail phishing scam as described by the victim, caught out not once but twice by the scammers.

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Resident Evil 8 just the latest game plagued by fake demos and early access scams

We look at the rise in video game scams promising early access to upcoming titles, but delivering nothing but phishing and malware

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Royal Mail scam says your parcel is waiting for delivery

We take a look at an SMS phishing messages which claims to have a parcel for you, with an unpaid shipping fee.

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REvil ransomware’s calling, and it’s not good news

REvil ransomware, also known as Sodinokibi, has deployed a new telephone-based tactic to convince victims to pay up.

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What Google learned from 1 billion evil email scams

Google teamed up with researchers from Stanford University to analyse 5 months worth of mails. This is what they found.

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