Category: Phishing Scam

  • Twitter Users Hit with Blue Badge Verification Phishing Scam

    Twitter account verification means your account will get a blue verified badge. Currently, anyone can apply for this verification, yet it depends on the Twitter team to decide whether you will be awarded a blue badge or not. The seekers of the elusive badge have now become the target of cyber criminals who have launched […]

  • PayPal Users Hit with Account Limited Phishing Scam

    Recently, Gmail users were targeted with a phishing scam, and now it’s time for PayPal since it is undoubtedly one of the most used online payment systems in the world making it a perfect target for cyber criminals. Eset, a cyber security firm, has discovered a phishing scam targeting PayPal users to steal their login credentials. In […]

  • Gmail Phishing Scam Stealing Credentials Through Infected Attachment

    Malicious threat actors are using exclusively designed URLs to deceive users into providing their Gmail credentials. This latest phishing campaign, discovered by security experts, utilizes a very effective phishing attack that can trick even the most alerted users and tech-savvy people. The campaign involves sending infected messages to the contacts from an already infected computer. […]

  • Netflix Users Targeted with yet another sophisticated Phishing Scam

    If you have a Netflix account you might be at risk of falling prey to a new phishing scam that targets Netflix users through emails. These emails contain a fake login screen of Netflix and ask for the login information. If the user enters the login information, the scammers ask for the credit card details. This particular […]

  • Facebook users hit with “You are in this video?” malware scam

    Until now you must have heard about so many scams involving Facebook Messenger that whenever you see a suspicious chat message sent from other friends on your Facebook profile, you instantly feel alerted. However, there are still innocent Facebook users who fall prey to such scams every other day. The latest scam also uses the […]

  • Tech Support Scammers Targeting Mac Users with DoS attacks

    The IT security firm has revealed that scammers are targeting Apple‘s Mac users with a new kind of malware that hijacks its Mail App and Safari browser to conduct denial of service (DOS) attacks. The attackers direct these apps to continually draft emails till the machine runs out of RAM and crashes eventually. The report also […]

  • Phishing attack on LA County computers; personal data of 756k people stolen

    The Los Angeles County employees have become the victim of a phishing attack and as a result, the data of around 756,000 individuals has become vulnerable to exploitation. The county has confirmed that a breach was carried out after a Nigerian hacker targeted around 108 employees with phishing attacks. It must be noted that in […]

  • Bahamian Hacker Gets 5 Years Jail Time for Hacking, Leaking Celebrities Photos

    Alonzo Knowles, a 24-year-old Bahamian male, has received five years in prison for violating the privacy of celebrities, athletes and famous personalities by hacking into their email accounts and stealing movie scripts, personal video clips and pictures from them. Also Read: iCloud accounts hacking: Nude Photos of 98 Hollywood Celebrities leaked online That list of […]

  • Scammers Using Images on Facebook Messenger to Drop Locky Ransomware

    Facebook Messenger has become a favorite target of cyber-criminals lately since the social network’s messenger service is continuously being targeted with malware scams and phish campaigns. The latest scam is a proof of that. According to researchers, a new form of attack has been launched using Facebook Messenger that quickly distributes Locky malware. Locky belongs […]

  • Beware; LinkedIn Users Hit with Sophisticated Phishing Campaign

    Latest LinkedIn phishing scam asks users for their personal data to carry further attack through identity theft. LinkedIn has been in the news for all the bad reasons. Previously, it was the data of 117 million of its users stolen back in 2012, leaked in 2016 and sold on the darknet afterwords. Although, the alleged […]

  • Fancy Bears hacked MH17 crash investigators with spear-phishing campaign

    New Spear-phishing Campaign Targets Bellingcat Researchers trying to Investigate Flight MH17 Crash – Researchers believe the technique is exactly what has been used by Fancy Bears hackers in their previous hacks. The Bellngcat agency’s journalists are trying to investigate what actually caused the Malaysian Airlines’ flight MH17 crash, while hackers are trying to sabotage their […]

  • Apple Users Targeted with iCloud Phishing Scam

    Lately, Apple users including celebrities have been targeted by cybercriminals with malware and phishing scams — This phishing scam is also after iCloud accounts. Recently IT security researcher Mehrdad noticed Apple users reporting that they couldn’t access their iCloud accounts. He then did some social engineering but didn’t find anything until one of his clients […]

  • GoDaddy customers targeted by clever phishing scam

    Another day another phishing scam — This time, it’s the GoDaddy customers. A phishing scam is one of the easiest techniques used by cyber criminals to steal personal or financial credentials of any user who is not familiar with social engineering. With everyday passing, these cyber scammers are coming up new and ever more convincing […]

  • 7 Cases When Victims Paid Ransom to stop cyber attacks

    These cases include ransomware infection and DDoS attacks! Enjoy Everyone has been talking about the growing threat of ransomware and non-stop distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Previously, DDoS attacks were part timers but with the idea of demanding money through ransomware, there have been several cases of non-stop DDoS attacks forcing users to pay the attackers in order […]

  • Beware; Hackers targeting Pokemon Go Users with Smishing Scam

    Pokemon Go Game Inspiring one Scam After Another — After malware and RAT infected apps here comes Pokemon Go smishing (SMS Phishing) scam! When a game becomes popular, scammers are bound to utilize this fame for their own malicious gain. The same has happened with the Pokemon Go game. Hackers and scammers are trying to capitalize on […]

  • Apple Users Hit with Large-Scale Smishing Scam

    Apple Users the Lone targets of Scammers — 7500 plus Users affected by Latest SMS-Phish Campaigns Already! Reports suggest that SMS Phishing campaigns are on a rise this summer and particularly Apple users are being targeted. The latest discovery by security gurus at Intel security (previously McAfee, Inc) is a clear proof of that. Security […]

  • Scammers Using Genuine PayPal Emails to Spread Banking Malware

    Another day another PayPal scam — This time, it’s highly sophisticated and comes from a genuine PayPal email address! PayPal like other financial institutions is a favorite target of scammers, crooks and cyber criminals. Recently there has been an increase in PayPal related phishing scams but now researchers have also identified criminal elements using PayPal’s legitimate emails to spread […]

  • Facebook Phishing Scam Using Pornographic Images to Steal Login Data

    A Facebook phishing scam is stealing login credentials by using pornographic images — Scammers are using Facebook groups to spread their campaign! There is no way to stop cyber criminals from stealing login credentials of innocent social media users — Recently, one of the HackRead’s writers found a Facebook phishing scam targeting users and stealing their […]

  • Beware; Latest PayPal Phishing Scam Comes From Irish Government Email

    Irish Government Emails Used in Latest PayPal Phishing Scam — Scammers are targeting your inbox with “Your Account Will Be Limited” phishing scam with terrible English skills! Cybercriminals and scammers try their best to adopt the most sophisticated techniques so users can be tricked into giving away their personal and financial information. In the past, we witnessed […]