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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