Streamlining a Tech Support Scam

Microsoft’s Windows Security Blog on Technet: New tech support scam launches communication or phone call app “A new tech support scam technique streamlines the entire scam experience, leaving potential victims only one click or tap away from speaking with a scammer. We recently found a new tech support scam website that opens your default communication or
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Eight Arrests Made in Connection with $3.5M Credit Card Skimming Scheme

Federal and local authorities have arrested eight individuals in connection with a credit card skimming scheme that caused losses in excess of $3.5 million. On 17 November, representatives of the United States Attorney Western District of Kentucky’s office, Kentucky FBI division, Secret Service, and the Louisville Metro Police Department announced the indictments against eight individuals … Read More The post Eight Arrests Made in Connection with $3.5M Credit Card Skimming Scheme appeared first on The State of Security.
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Uber Reportedly Paid Hackers $100K to Conceal Data Breach Impacting 57M Users

A massive breach impacting 57 million Uber customers and drivers went undisclosed for more than a year. According to Bloomberg, the ride-hailing app ousted its Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan and one of his deputies for attempting to conceal the data breach. The cyberattack, which dates back to October 2016, led to the exposure of … Read More The post Uber Reportedly Paid Hackers $100K to Conceal Data Breach Impacting 57M Users appeared first on The State of Security.
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How the EU intends to battle fake news

The EU has announced to launch of a public consultation and the setup of a high-level expert group in the battle against fake news and online disinformation. Categories: Government Social engineering Tags: EUfake newshigh level experts grouponline disinformationpublic consultation (Read more...) The post How the EU intends to battle fake news appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.
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Hackers Demanded $8K from Sacramento Regional Transit after Attack

Hackers demanded a ransom of approximately $8,000 after they attacked the Sacramento Regional Transit’s (SacRT) computer system. The attack occurred on 18 November, reports The Sacramento Bee, when unknown hackers defaced the public transportation agency’s main website with the following message: I’m sorry to modify the home page, i’m good hacker, i I just want … Read More The post Hackers Demanded $8K from Sacramento Regional Transit after Attack appeared first on The State of Security.
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