European police bust major online investment fraud ring

The operation was carried out against an organized group that used online trading platforms to swindle victims out of US$36 million. Europol and several national law enforcement agencies have teamed up to take down an investment fraud and money laundering ring that caused losses of approximately €30 million (US$36 million) to hundreds of victims, according … More European police bust major online investment fraud ring

1 million risky apps rejected or removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020

Apple also claims to have foiled US$1.5 billion worth of potentially fraudulent transactions. Apple says that it thwarted more than US$1.5 billion in potentially fraudulent transactions and prevented almost a million vulnerable and otherwise risky apps from making their way into the App Store in 2020, according to a new report highlighting the company’s efforts to protect … More 1 million risky apps rejected or removed from Apple’s App Store in 2020

WhatsApp will limit features for users who don’t accept new data‑sharing rules

Your account won’t be deleted, but here’s what you may want to be aware of if not even repeated reminders to accept the new policy do the trick. WhatsApp users have several weeks to accept the app’s updated Privacy Policy and Terms of Service that require sharing data with Facebook or else they’ll have some of the app’s key … More WhatsApp will limit features for users who don’t accept new data‑sharing rules

Does your young gamer play it safe? Six tips that will keep them well-protected

Twenty years ago, playing a game with players from the other side of the globe was just a dream. For today’s kids, this is the reality that is only a few clicks away. But cooperating or competing with complete strangers, who children know only by their nicknames, carries its risks. Although most online players are … More Does your young gamer play it safe? Six tips that will keep them well-protected

ESET research into Latin American banking trojans continues

Bold Ousaban steals credentials with obscene images as a decoy. ESET Research continues its regular series into demystifying Latin American banking trojans, this time with a deep dive into Ousaban (aka Javali) malware. According to ESET telemetry, Ousaban is active only in Brazil, although some sources claim it is active in Europe as well. The … More ESET research into Latin American banking trojans continues