From cybercriminal evergreens like phishing to the verification badge scam we look at the most common tactics fraudsters use to trick their victims. Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms. Indeed, with over one billion monthly active users it is among the top four most popular social media networks in the world. That figure, … More Beware of these 5 common scams you can encounter on Instagram
Elderly men and women were the main targets of the Romance and Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams operated by the fraudsters. A United States Army Reservist has been sentenced to 46 months and ordered to and pay approximately US$1.8 million in restitution after he was found to be involved in a scheme to commit romance and business email … More Victims duped out of US$1.8 million by Romance and BEC scam ring
Most people are fans of the convenience Amazon brings to online shopping, and that’s precisely what cybercriminals are betting on. Amazon is the largest online marketplace in the world boasting over US$386 billion in revenue in 2020 with 200 million subscribers to its Amazon Prime service just in the United States. And that’s just a … More Watch out for these scams targeting Amazon customers
The fraudsters ran their campaigns from the cloud and used phishing attacks and email forwarding rules to steal financial information. Microsoft has shut down a sprawling Business Email Compromise (BEC) operation that had its infrastructure hosted in several web services. Using these cloud-based assets, the threat actors infiltrated hundreds of mailboxes across multiple organizations and … More Microsoft takes down large‑scale BEC operation
How do vishing scams work, how do they impact businesses and individuals, and how can you protect yourself, your family and your business? We’ve all heard of phishing, the tried-and-tested email scam that spoofs authoritative sources to trick recipients into handing over sensitive information or downloading malware. Well, vishing is its voice call equivalent. It’s … More Vishing: What is it and how do I avoid getting scammed?