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Scam Of The Week Blog

Every week we report on the top scams making headlines in the cybersecurity world. Share with your users so they stay up to date on what to watch out for!

Scam of The Week: Celebrity Deaths Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain

Two celebrities committed suicide this week, and unfortunately that's going to be exploited by lowlife internet criminals in a variety of ways.
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Scam Of The Week: GDPR Phishing Attack With Apple Flavor / Royal Wedding

Social engineering follows seasonal patterns. It's also connected to major events. We see this every year with holiday-themed phishing attacks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.
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Scam Of The Week: Phishing Attack Uses GDPR As Bait

    Attackers know that companies are sending a lot of emails to customers about GDPR—and that makes them prime opportunity for phishing attacks. With the looming GDPR May 25 deadline ...
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Scam Of The Week: 150 Million Under Armour MyFitnessPal Users Are Now Phishing Targets

BREAKING NEWS: Under Armour's health- and fitness-tracking app, MyFitnessPal, has been hit by a data breach. Roughly 150 million MyFitnessPal users are affected, Under Armour says. Under ...
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Scam Of The Week: Lowlife Scum Exploits Recent Florida Parkland School Shooting

Just when you think they cannot sink any lower, criminal internet scum are now exploiting the Parkland tragedy in Florida. Unfortunately, from this spot I have been warning about these ...
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Scam Of The Week: The Most Sophisticated Netflix Phishing Yet

This Netflix phishing campaign goes after your login, credit card, mugshot and ID! Paul Ducklin at Sophos wrote: "Think of the big security stories of recent months. Security holes like ...
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Scam Of The Week: Fake Meltdown And Spectre Patch Phishing Emails

We sent out some warnings and advisories last week about Spectre and Meltdown, but we want to remind everyone again about some steps you can take to protect yourself. Remember that the ...
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Scam Of The Week: New Massive Data Breach Poses Major Threat

Here’s a fun question to pose to the family dinner table: Have you ever heard of Alteryx? 100 to 1 you never heard of them, but chances are good that they have heard of you. Alteryx is a ...
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Scam Of The Week: Phishers Target PayPal Users With Fake “Failed Transaction” Emails

Scammers are pushing out fake PayPal emails that use the premise of an unverified transaction to phish for customers’ personal and financial information. With the end-of-the-year holidays ...
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Scam of the Week: "Cyber Monday Is Scammer Heaven"

The majority of consumers aware of online phishing scams, but still may fall victim this cyber Monday... So here is your Scam Of The Week! DomainTools, a leader in domain name and ...
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