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#infosec | London Hit by Quarantine Text Scam

Scammers are targeting Londoners with fake fine notification texts that accuse victims of flouting the country’s lockdown rules. The malicious text has been designed to look like a genuine COVID-19 […]

#infosec | #COVID19 Phishing Scam Tricks People With ‘You Might Be Infected’ Warning

Security awareness training and simulated phishing provider KnowBe4 has announced that it has discovered a new type of phishing scam warning people that they’ve come into contact with a friend/colleague/family […]

#infosec | Sextortion Scam Threatens to Infect Victims with #COVID19

Online extortionists are now threatening email victims with COVID-19 infection if they don’t pay thousands of dollars, marking yet another evolution in their scam tactics. Sophos reported the sextortion scam, […]

#infosec | Sextortion Fallout Scam Tricks Users into Malware Download

Security researchers are warning of a new sextortion-related campaign designed to trick the recipient into clicking on a nude image booby-trapped with malware. The unsolicited email contains a message from […]

#infosec | HMRC Scam Calls Surge 234% in a Year

The volume of HMRC phishing emails reported by the public has fallen sharply over the past two years, as those related to SMS- and phone-based scams increased, according to a […]

#infosec | Shark Tank Star Corcoran Loses $400K in Email Scam

A US TV star has lost nearly $400,000 in a classic email fraud scam after a fraudster persuaded her bookkeeper to wire funds to a new bank account. Multi-millionaire Barbara […]

#infosec | Puerto Rico Government Loses $2.6m in Phishing Scam

A Puerto Rican government agency unintentionally gave cyber-criminals $2.6m after being taken in by an email phishing scam. A senior official of the island’s government confirmed that money allocated for remittance […]

#infosec | FBI Issues Valentine Romance Scam Warning

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned Americans to be on the lookout for cyber-based romance scams. The Richmond, Virginia, branch of the […]

#infosec | British Charity Loses Over $1m in Domain Spoofing Scam

A British community housing charity was conned out of more than $1m in a domain spoofing and contractor impersonation scam. Red Kite Community Housing announced on Tuesday that it had […]

#infosec | Teen Charged Over $50m SIM-Swapping Scam on Blockchain Experts

A teenager from Montreal is facing four criminal charges in connection with a $50m SIM-swapping scam that targeted two renowned Canadian Blockchain experts.  Eighteen-year-old hacker Samy Bensaci is accused of being […]

#infosec | St Louis Man Gets Four Years for $12m Tax Refund Scam

A St Louis man has been sentenced to four years behind bars for his part in a major identity fraud campaign in which a group claimed over $12m in tax refunds. […]

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