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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Fake Malwarebytes helpline scammer caught in the act

In this blog, we take you through a phone call to a fake Malwarebytes helpline run by Blue Eye Ventures, and show you how to spot the scam in action.

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Netflix phish claims your membership is on hold

We take a look at a new Netflix phish in circulation, using the time-honored trick of claiming the recipient is about to lose access unless they hand over some personal information.

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Far Cry 5 download offers: embrace the power of “no”

It seems opportunists are jumping on popular video game Far Cry 5’s bandwagon, with a flood of promises for free game downloads. We take a look at a return to form for survey scams, and the odd download site while we’re at it.

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“Celebrating Stephen Hawking” with a 419 scam

Scammers are using the good name of the recently deceased scientist Stephen Hawking to lure potential victims into a 419 scam, complete with a quiz and large cash prize for the winner.

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Panic attack: Apple scams apply pressure

We take a look at some of the many vaguely threatening/panic-inducing attempts by Apple scams to phish potential victims. Featuring emails, texts, and…Edward Snowden?!

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