amazon
Amazon Says ‘Extensive’ Fraud Allowed Cybercriminals to Siphon Cash From Seller Accounts

UK legal documents obtained by Bloomberg show that e-commerce titan Amazon fell prey to “extensive” fraud that allowed cybercriminals to obtain access to around 100 seller accounts and transfer cash into their bank accounts, with the company confirming to the news agency that it had completed an investigation into the incident. Read More >>

apple
Man Pleads Guilty to Apple Phishing Scam Used to Hack iCloud Accounts of Rappers and Athletes

A Georgia man pleaded guilty last week to using phishing tactics to hack the Apple accounts and credit card details of a number of “high-profile” celebrities and athletes, scamming victims out of hundreds or thousands of dollars, according to the Justice Department. Read More >>

crime
Accountants Hate Him: Man Admits to Tricking Google and Facebook in £92 Million Scam

A Lithuanian man faces up to 30 years in prison after admitting to his role in a scheme that bilked Google and Facebook out of $121 million (£92 million), Bloomberg reports. Read More >>

security
How Phishing Scams Are Evolving—And How Not to Get Caught

Phishing is one of the most reliable methods a would-be hacker can take to access your digital accounts or even your bank account—and these kinds of attacks are becoming more common and more sophisticated over time. Even if you think you know a phishing email when you see one, new strategies continue to spring up. Read More >>

security
The Vilest Phishing Method, Sextortion, Often Snares Victims Using Fake Security Alerts 

It’s embarrassing, so few employees tend to report it, but a type of phishing attack known as sextortion is becoming increasingly common at workplaces, according to one security company’s recent analysis. To get the attention of users, many of these threatening messages are initially disguised as legitimate security warnings. Read More >>

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Google Chrome Is Testing a Feature to Warn Users About Suspicious URLs

As phishing scams become increasingly sophisticated, Google’s engineers have been exploring ways to help users better identify potentially nefarious URLs. Google Chrome is currently testing a new warning to flag these types of domains, CNET reported Tuesday. Read More >>

facebook
Facebook’s New Tool Outs Phishing Sites Posing as ‘Secure’

Phishing attacks, which sucker unsuspecting users into clicking malicious links or giving up their login credentials, often rely on domain names that appear similar to a site they’re trying to imitate. For example, an attacker might register a domain like faceb00k[.]com and use it to steal users’ Facebook credentials. Unless a user is carefully examining the link, they might not notice that the O’s have been replaced with zeros. Read More >>

microsoft
Microsoft Warns That Tech Support Scams Are Still on the Rise

People using social engineering to runs scams posing as tech support isn’t exactly new, but that doesn’t mean you can let your guard down. In fact, it seems this is a problem that’s only getting worse after multiple organisations revealed that last year the number of tech support victims had risen between 24 and 86 per cent. Read More >>

piracy
US Government Science Site Becomes Prime Real Estate for Fake Movie Pirates 

The US National Center for Biotechnology Information website is an invaluable resource for finding scientific studies and papers. Recently, it also became a promotional vector for a potential phishing site offering pirated movie streams. Read More >>

phishing
There’s a Reddit Clone Phishing People Who Type Too Fast

People make mistakes, and that’s why Gooogle.com, Yaho.com, and Amazan.com redirect to the websites you’d hope they would point to. Reddit.co? We don’t recommend you visit it. Read More >>

google
How Google Fights Password Thieves

Google and researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, teamed up to study how Google accounts become compromised, shedding light on how the company finds new ways to fight back. Read More >>

uber
Rare Malware Targeting Uber’s Android App Uncovered

Malware discovered by Symantec researchers sneakily spoofs Uber’s Android app and harvests users’ passwords, allowing attackers to take over the affected users’ accounts. The malware isn’t widespread, though, and most Uber users are not effected. Read More >>

twitter
A Bunch of Twitter Users Got Punked With a ‘Baby Poops His Onesie’ Video

A good rule of thumb is that if a random website tries to trick you into giving it access to your Twitter account in order for you to watch a video titled “Baby Poops In His Onesie, But Dog’s Response Leaves Millions Of People In Hysterics,” you shouldn’t do it. You absolutely should not do it. Read More >>

google
Google Makes It Easier for At-Risk Users to Lock Down Their Accounts

Google is rolling out a fancy new security feature today that’s designed to protect users who face significant risk of having their accounts hacked—election and campaign officials, victims of intimate partner violence, and others seeking additional security. Read More >>

internet
Net Neutrality Activists Targeted in Phishing Campaign

Several prominent net neutrality advocacy groups were targeted in a spearphishing campaign, with around 70 attempts made to break into the accounts of activists at Free Press and Fight for the Future. The campaign, revealed in an Electronic Frontier Foundation report, used details about the activists’ personal lives and sexually explicit content to try to trick activists into clicking phishing links that would allow the attackers to take over their accounts. Read More >>