How to Stay Safe From Facebook Scammers

With almost 1.6billion users of Facebook, it isn’t surprising to learn that the social media website attracts the most attempted online scams. How to stay safe from Facebook scammers is very important as in a report conducted this year from technology firm Cisco showed that Facebook scams are the most common form of attack method online, second to malware

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Fake Email From Own Account Leads to Ransomware

Not so long after ransomware had been grabbing the headlines as more and more learned about the threats of the latest malware issue that a threat has appeared that could directly affect everyone and anyone. What was found was that a fake email from own account leads to ransomware that requires payment to unlock and

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‘Ransomware’ Hits Major Websites Demanding Payment

The latest in cyber crime to gain popularity and infamy has been ‘ransomware’, a type of malware which installs itself onto unsuspecting computers. The malware then encrypts the user’s hard drive, completely disabling it until payment has been made to unlock it. ‘Ransomware’ hits major websites demanding payment, including BBC, the New York Times, NFL.com and

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First Major Attack on App Store Causes Apple to Remove Apps

The App Store has long been considered a safe haven, where it was pretty much impossible to download any malicious software, or any program that could potentially harm your phone or computer. But now, the first major attack on app store causes Apple to remove apps. The malware, called XcodeGhost affected several apps on the

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Google to Crackdown on Ad Injection Software

Search engine giant Google has announced that one in 20 online users are infected with a new kind of malware which places unwanted adverts within web browsers. These malware install themselves within internet browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox or any other browser. These malicious applications can also install themselves onto the system as

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‘Superfish’ Malware Found in Games and Software

The Superfish adware was discovered in software pre-bundled with Lenovo laptops back in the end of 2014, leaving users open to eavesdropping from third parties and other similar attacks. At first it was thought that this was all this malware had affected, but security experts have discovered the bug is actually present elsewhere as ‘Superfish’ malware found

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E-Cigarettes Found to Contain Malware

E-cigarettes are big business, as many manufacturers all set out to compete against each other in helping people cut down on smoking. But with so many companies vying for competition, there are inevitably a few not so honest companies. Some of these e-cigarettes found to contain malware, aimed to infect your computers. So when you go

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Cybercrime is also where you do not expect it

Trend Micro security firm just released its safety report for the first quarter of 2014. As cybercriminals always aim at maximizing their gain, they keep on developing new advanced techniques and diversifying their targets. This report entitled “Cybercrime Hits the Unexpected” describes how cybercriminals now switch to unusual targets: they do work on advanced techniques

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Haro on a Blackshades global network

Two EU agencies, i.e. Europol and Eurojust were on the track of Blackshades, a malware that lets cybercriminals hijack a remote computer. More than a half-million computers in over 100 countries have been infected by this sophisticated malware. The police and judicial operation lasted indeed for two days, searching for the inventors, users and vendors

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Small lexicon about cybercrime

To avoid being confronted with cybercrime, it is best to understand the different forms it can take and there is a lexicon for that. Here are some key words to identify what cybercriminals concocted to defraud users. Hacking / Malware In the lexicon, the term hacker is an individual who has mastered IT and acting in

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