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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The lucrative business of Bitcoin sextortion scams (updated)

Sextortion scams are back on the radar, and many say they’re on the uptick. We investigate an email campaign to see how lucrative the business of sextortion can be.

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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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How to get your Equifax money and stay safe doing it

Equifax has been ordered to pay at least $650 million in relation to its enormous 2017 data breach. Users who were affected might be eligible for a claim. But watch out for scams!

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Steer clear of Bitcoin Cash generators

We take a look at a number of sites claiming to offer free Bitcoin Cash money.

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Recipe for success: tech support scammers zero in via paid search

We take a deep dive into the recently reported Azure-hosted tech support scam pages, identifying this as one of the most successful scam campaigns in use today.

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Plugin vulnerabilities exploited in traffic monetization schemes

The latest round of vulnerable WordPress plugins leads to an active traffic monetization campaign via hacked websites.

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A week in security (December 31, 2018 – January 6, 2019)

A roundup of last week’s security news from December 31, 2018 to January 6, 2019, including fresh breaches in the New Year, mobile malware, GandCrab, and how we remembered 2018.

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Tomorrowland festival goers affected by data breach

A data breach from a 2014 Tomorrowland electronic music festival has affected up to 60,000 event-goers caught up in the action.

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Scammers use old browser trick to create fake virus download

A file downloaded to your computer says it’s a virus but turns out to just be a ploy used by tech support scammers.

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