A week in security (May 25 – 31)

A roundup of news and blog posts from the week of May 25 – 31

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Spear phishing 101: what you need to know

We look at the threat of spear phishing, why it’s such a problem, and what organizations can do to lessen the chance of a successful attack.

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Fake Elder Scrolls Online developers go phishing on PlayStation

We take a look at a pressure-filled phishing attempt sent to players of the Elder Scrolls Online video game.

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Sextortion scammers getting creative

We’ve covered sextortion before, focusing in on how the core of the threat is an exercise in trust. The threat actor behind the campaign will use whatever information available on the target that causes them to trust that the threat actor does indeed have incriminating information on them. (They don’t.) But as public awareness of…

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Facebook scams: Bad ads, bogus grants, and fake tickets lurk on social media giant

Despite the company’s efforts to clamp down on bad ads and bogus accounts, Facebook scams continue to run rampant. We highlight a few popular examples.

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Here are the most popular robocall scams and how to avoid them

We dip back into robocall scams, exploring some of the most popular tricks and tactics used to part people from their money and personal information.

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International students in UK targeted by visa scammers

Visa scammers are at it again, this time targeting Chinese international students in the UK. Learn how these scams work in order to steer clear, and advise others to do the same.

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Nextdoor neighborhood app sends letters on its users’ behalf

The Nextdoor neighborhood app sends out snail mail letters to neighbors on behalf of its users. Is this a scam—or an ill-conceived marketing plan?

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QR code scam can clean out your bank account

QR code scams are still popular. We should learn to treat QR codes like we do any other unrecognizable URL: with suspicion on where it will take us.

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Good Twitter Samaritans accidentally prevent shoeshine scam

We take a look at how a shoeshine scam nearly took place in real life—until people online trying to help in one way, ended up assisting in quite another.

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