Browsing: Cyber Crime and hacking

The FBI is warning consumers of a Cyber Monday scam in which hackers target shoppers with ‘One-Day Only’ store deals. The FBI has cautioned that hackers are targeting buyers with “One-Day Only” store deals, making Cyber Monday frauds a threat to Americans. In a press statement issued on November 18, the FBI Little Rock cautioned Arkansans to be wary of scammers throughout the holiday season. Although the message is aimed at citizens of California, it applies to anyone in the United States who expects to shop online during the holiday season. According to the FBI notice: “Criminals are increasingly active…

The FBI is warning consumers of a Cyber Monday scam in which hackers target shoppers with ‘One-Day Only’ store deals. The FBI has cautioned that hackers are targeting buyers with “One-Day Only” store deals, making Cyber Monday frauds a threat to Americans. In a press statement issued on November 18, the FBI Little Rock cautioned Arkansans to be wary of scammers throughout the holiday season. Although the message is aimed at citizens of California, it applies to anyone in the United States who expects to shop online during the holiday season. According to the FBI notice: “Criminals are increasingly active…

Black Friday shoppers are likely to be conned: here are five ways to avoid being conned before Christmas. Scammers are likely to prey on Black Friday shoppers as the holiday season approaches. Here are five ways to avoid being conned in the run-up to Christmas. Scams can strike at any time of year, but the increased use of online shopping during the holidays provides fertile ground for get-rich-quick schemes. When you are duped, your money is usually lost forever. More importantly, your personal information may be stolen, resulting in further problems. To avoid your money and personal information falling into…

Amazon is issuing a threat alert because Black Friday scammers are sending fake emails in an attempt to gain access to your account. SHOPPERS are being cautioned to be on the lookout for possible scammers posing as legitimate emails in order to steal their personal information ahead of Black Friday. Individuals who choose to shop online during the holiday season are reminded to take all necessary steps to avoid phishing schemes. A cybercriminal(s) attempted to imitate Amazon, a popular shopping site, using a bogus email in a recent attempt to take advantage of holiday consumers, according to TechRepublic. The hacker…

Thousands of phone numbers were stolen by cyber criminals in the Robinhood hack. A recent hack resulted in the theft of thousands of phone numbers, according to a new report. Although the app-based investment platform Robinhood was recently hacked, it was not believed that phone numbers had been stolen until now. The hack involved more than just email addresses and full names, according to Vice’s Motherboard. Hackers were thought to have taken five million customer email addresses and two million full names at first. Motherboard, on the other hand, claims to have obtained a copy of approximately 4,400 phone numbers…

Officials warn that the United Kingdom is grappling with a hacking epidemic, with Russian ransomware attacks on the rise. According to officials, the United Kingdom is fighting an epidemic of hacking attacks aimed at consumers and businesses. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) announced on Wednesday that the UK had experienced a record number of cyber incidents in the previous year. Its activities were dominated by Russian Ransomware attacks, which encrypt files on a PC network until a fee is paid in Bitcoin. According to the NCSC’s most recent annual review, many targeted Covid-19 research and vaccines. Between September 2020…

Security breach at Robinhood: A hack exposed the personal information of at least SEVEN MILLION customers, including email addresses and full names. At least seven million Robinhood users’ data, including email addresses and full names, were exposed as a result of a hack. The security breach occurred on November 3rd, according to the financial services company. “An unauthorized third party obtained limited access to personal information for a portion of our customers,” Robinhood said. The attack on Robinhood was contained, and no “social security numbers, bank account numbers, or debit card numbers” were exposed, according to the company. The company…

Android phones have been infected with a scary new spyware that listens in on your calls and takes your texts and photos. Android smartphones have been attacked with a disturbing new spyware that can listen in on phone calls and transmit messages from your phone, according to reports. Reachers discovered 23 apps that stealthily install PhoneSpy, a spying program developed by the security firm Zimperium. The malware has the ability to send GPS location data, change Wi-Fi connections, and access passwords for various social media accounts. “These malicious Android apps are meant to run in the background invisibly, persistently spying…

Users of Google Chrome have been advised to delete the browser IMMEDIATELY – here’s why. Users of Google Chrome are being advised to delete the browser as soon as possible due to concerns that highly sensitive information is being harvested. According to reports, highly sensitive phone data could be passed on without users’ knowledge. According to Forbes, this latest Big Tech data breach may prompt users to uninstall Chrome from their phones. It comes as Facebook is accused of harvesting people’s sensitive personal information by using accelerometer data to pinpoint locations, track app users, and monitor their activities without their…

Chinese fraudsters are targeting software bugs to attack computers, according to Microsoft. Here’s how to safeguard your device. A group of Chinese cybercriminals is attempting to hack computers by exploiting a software bug, according to Microsoft. The company’s Threat Intelligence Center said it has discovered attempts to target servers running Zoho ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus software. ManageEngine is an IT management software, according to Zoho, an Indian technology company. Authorities are concerned that Zoha might be used as a gateway for hackers to gain access to other data stored on critical systems. This means that hackers could gain control of the…

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