• ControlBox may keep spammers and scammers at bay

    Posted March 19, 2013 - 6:46 pm

    Selling items online means exposing personal information to strangers and scammers. Services like ControlBox can make the Net a safer place to sell.
  • Goofiest Facebook hoaxes

    Posted November 27, 2012 - 12:50 pm

    Blue tigers, Bieber sex tapes and Charlie Sheen’s untimely death - these are a few of my favorite Facebook hoaxes
  • Facebook botnets have gone wild

    Posted May 21, 2012 - 3:46 pm

    Is your new Facebook BFF really a fake account being used in a botnet? Look closely and it seems obvious -- but it's apparently not obvious to Facebook.
  • Spamming Pinterest for $1000+ per day

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 11:01 am

    Automate accounts and "pinning" to make your Amazon affiliate links look popular, then bank the bucks.
  • Well, I won't be needing this job anymore. Thank you, United Nations!

    Posted June 23, 2011 - 9:03 am

    What do you have to say about the 'useless' U.N. now, John Bolton?
  • Cameron Diaz could wreck your PC, McAfee warns

    Posted August 19, 2010 - 2:14 pm

    Cameron Diaz’s next film could easily be titled ‘There’s Something About Malware.’ Diaz tops McAfee’s annual ranking of the most dangerous celebrity searches on the Internet.
  • Facebook Warns of Clickjacking Scam

    Posted August 18, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    Security firm Sophos recently discovered a new clickjacking scam on Facebook that spreads via the social network's "share" feature and could be costing you $5 a week. The new malware is similar to a so-called "likejacking" worm discovered last May. But instead of exploiting Facebook's "Like" button, the new scam uses the "Share" feature that posts content to your profile wall where your friends are encouraged to click on it.
  • E-mail evidence in Madoff case includes another scam

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 9:26 am

    A scam letter appears to have found its way into victim e-mails submitted in the Madoff case.
  • Brazen New E-mail Scam

    Posted February 27, 2009 - 1:41 pm

    Just when I think e-mail scams can't get any more brazen, or e-mail readers any more careless, I get surprised again. “Job offer at your location” arrived today, combining two amazing scams in one spam. At least they're saving bandwidth by combining scams. No doubt they consider themselves “green” spammers.
  • Scammers abuse Google Trends to poison search results

    Posted February 26, 2009 - 4:52 pm

    Cyber crooks are using one of Google Inc.'s own tools to poison search results with links that spread fake security software, a researcher said Thursday.
  • Identity thieves beat Obama to stimulus package punch

    Posted February 5, 2009 - 6:31 pm

    Although the U.S. government's economic stimulus package hasn't even gotten out of Congress, scammers aren't waiting; they've launched multiple campaigns that tempt users into revealing personal information, a security researcher warned Thursday.
  • FBI warns of money mule scams

    Posted February 3, 2009 - 9:27 pm

    The FBI warned Wednesday that its Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has been receiving "numerous complaints" from people who have become unwitting victims to work-from-home scams.
  • AT&T accused of spamming its own customers

    Posted January 16, 2009 - 5:33 am

    AT&T appears to have made a monumental blunder. Over the past week they sent text messages to most of their customers. The messages were ads for American Idol, and urged customers to watch the season premiere. The backlash has been considerable as angry users accused the company of spamming them. Many used Twitter to express their annoyance.
  • Virus Cracks Open Email Scam

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 11:13 am

    This story is near and dear to me. One day I went into a frenzy, because a good friend sent me an email that she was stranded in Ghana and needed me to send her some money. She never mentioned she was going to Ghana. I was taken off guard at first, because I had a couple of other friends who had gone to Ghana to work, about the same time.
  • Forty-one million stolen credit cards is just the beginning

    Posted August 7, 2008 - 12:55 pm

    Federal prosecutors have charged 11 people with stealing 41 million credit cards, obtained by wardriving. The criminals drove around and scanned wireless networks for vulnerabilities, then installed sniffers that stole credit card information. Was this kind of attack inevitable? I believe it was. And we have more coming.
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