This Netflix-themed scam prompts FTC to issue warning

The message starts off with the kind of information that is apt to send shivers down the spines of many binge-watchers. The United States’ Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a warning late last year about an email-borne scam campaign in which fraudsters impersonate the streaming giant Netflix and phish for people’s personal information. This variation of a … More This Netflix-themed scam prompts FTC to issue warning

Australian schoolboy hacks into Apple’s network, steals files

His lawyer claims that the teen did the hacking because he admired Apple and dreamed of landing a job in the company. A 16-year-old Australian teenager has broken into Apple’s internal systems multiple times, making off with 90GB of “secure files” and accessing customer accounts in the process, according to The Age, which cited court proceedings. … More Australian schoolboy hacks into Apple’s network, steals files

Phishing campaign via WhatsApp offers sport shoes as “prize”

The latest ESET research demonstrates yet again that phishing attacks are still taking place and continuing to evolve as the WhatsApp scam attempt shows. Since early 2018, some of your WhatsApp contacts may have sent you a very interesting offer for sport shoes. The message suggests that Adidas is offering 2,500 pairs of shoes to … More Phishing campaign via WhatsApp offers sport shoes as “prize”

Beware bogus ‘WhatsApp subscription ending’ emails and texts

Watch out! There’s a WhatsApp account thief about! Have you received an email claiming to come from WhatsApp that warns that you have been using the service for more than one year and that it’s time to take out a subscription? Beware! The emails are, of course, a scam designed to trick you into clicking … More Beware bogus ‘WhatsApp subscription ending’ emails and texts

It’s not a WhatsApp voice message, it’s a trojan virus!

ESET Ireland warns Irish WhatsApp users not to click on an email that claims it’s from WhatsApp, but in reality, spreads a trojan infection. A dangerous email spam message is dropping into Irish mailboxes, pretending to come from WhatsApp. Its subject says “Missed voicemail” and the content of the mail just says “New voicemessage” and … More It’s not a WhatsApp voice message, it’s a trojan virus!

WhatsApp bug: Messages ‘can be intercepted and read’

A WhatsApp ‘security issue’ has been identified, meaning third parties may be able to both intercept and read encrypted messages, according to new research. Discovered by Tobias Boelter, a security researcher at the University of California, Berkeley, the flaw is said to contradict the company’s assertion that no-one is capable of deciphering messages sent between … More WhatsApp bug: Messages ‘can be intercepted and read’

Beware new WhatsApp scam offering “free internet without Wi-Fi”

It seems that the number of scams spreading through the messaging app WhatsApp keeps on increasing, with deceptive campaigns coming up with with novel ways of luring in victims. Today we will show you a new example of this. This particular WhatsApp scam promises users a free internet service, without needing to use Wi-Fi. Despite … More Beware new WhatsApp scam offering “free internet without Wi-Fi”