Israel Cyber-Attack Bombing, New Google Privacy Settings, Traditional Mail Blackmail Scam

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for May 13th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Israel bombs a building in retaliation for a cyber-attack, Google adds more ...

How to Fight Back Against Robocall Scams | Avast

You get a call from a number you seem to recognize. The caller says they work for a big company you do business with. They seem to know things about you. Then ...
Fraudsters Targeting Consumers with One-Ring Phone Scams

Fraudsters Targeting Consumers with One-Ring Phone Scams

Fraudsters are targeting consumers with one-ring phone scams that exploit people’s curiosity so as to trick them into paying exorbitant fees. According to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), this scam oftentimes ...
Romance Fraud is a Top Cybercrime, the FBI Says

Romance Fraud is a Top Cybercrime, the FBI Says

Crying out from near the top of the FBI’s cybercrime report last week was a heartbreaking statistic. The second-costliest category of crime, behind only compromised business email, was confidence and romance fraud, ...
Fraudster Posed as Jason Statham to Prey Upon Star-Struck Users

Fraudster Posed as Jason Statham to Prey Upon Star-Struck Users

A digital fraudster posed as English actor and film producer Jason Statham to prey upon and steal money from star-struck users. A woman who asked not to be named said the scam ...

Amazon Echo Recording Controversy, New Mobile Phone Scam, Hotels Leaking Data

This is your Shared Security Weekly Blaze for April 15th 2019 with your host, Tom Eston. In this week’s episode: Amazon Echo’s recording controversy, a new mobile phone scam, and hotels leaking ...
Email Scam Threatens WannaCry & DDoS Attack | Avast

Email Scam Threatens WannaCry & DDoS Attack | Avast

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As if tax season isn’t stressful enough, a new extortion email scam is currently underway to steal your personal details and commit fraudulent activities. Hackers are demanding two bitcoins from victims in ...

Google and Facebook scammed out of $123 million by man posing as hardware vendor

Even the most tech savvy companies in the world can fall for business email compromise. A Lithuanian man has this week pleaded guilty to tricking Google and Facebook into transferring over $100 ...
New Sextortion Scam Tries to Scare Users with Fake CIA Investigation

New Sextortion Scam Tries to Scare Users with Fake CIA Investigation

Extortionists have launched a new sextortion scam campaign that leverages a fake Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) investigation to try to scare users. In an email I obtained from a wary user, the ...
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