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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Sextortion emails: They’re probably not watching you

Yes, those sextortion email scams using old passwords are still making the rounds. How can you spot a real sextortion attempt from an empty threat? And when should you report to authorities? Read on to find out.

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Green card scams: preying on the desperate

Most online scams depend on two things: a legitimate entity that has a complicated or broken process, and a desperate target population. With immigration, you get both, which results in an environment ripe for green card scams.

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