Category: Phishing Scam

  • 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 […]

  • PayPal Users Hit with ”Account Limitation” Phishing Scam

    Fresh Wave of Phish Campaign Reaches PayPal—Scammer Lure Users with “How to restore your account” Email PayPal is often being targeted by scammers and cyber criminals mainly because it is a money transaction platform and thus, it is a lucrative target for every threat actor. The latest phishing campaign to hit PayPal is in the […]

  • Cyber Criminals Using Rio Olympics as Bait to Target Users with Phishing Scams

    Researchers Observe Increase in Phish Attack Mimicking 2016 Rio Olympics Adverts! Phishing attacks are definitely on a rise nowadays with email scams and spam messages doing the round across the World Wide Web incessantly. Usually, these campaigns increase in their gravity, scope and proportion when a big event of national or global nature is expected […]

  • US Congress Dumps Yahoo Mail Over Phishing Attacks

    Yahoo mail Hammered by Congress for its Inefficiency in Preventing Phishing Attempts Symantec’s newest threat report claims that email phishing scams have substantially declined in the last three years but incidences where crypto-ransomware was used to encrypt data and demand payment in exchange to unlock it has increased by 35% just in 2015. This means, […]

  • According to Chrome, Safari and FireFox ThePirateBay is a Phishing Site

    Pirate Bay Torrent website blocked by Chrome, Safari and Firefox on accounts of phishing. It was a “dark day” for all the Torrent lovers worldwide after The Pirate Bay was shunned by Google’s Chrome, Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers yesterday. The browsers blame Thepiratebay.se as being a conning website that has been found tricking and […]

  • India Blames ISI for Spying on Military Through Gaming and Music Apps

    Pakistani Intelligence Agency ISI is using Smartphone Malware for Spying upon its Military and Security Forces- Claims Indian Government. Pakistan’s intelligence agency is popular all over the world for its novel tactics and amazing abilities to stay updated about security concerns. After all, it wasn’t declared one of the world’s best intelligence agencies in 2015 […]