If you receive an email message that claims to be from Netflix and it says your account has been suspended, don’t believe it! It is a scam. Here’s the typical email message:
Here is another reason to never use Facebook: “From phishing schemes to a thief pilfering your passport, there are plenty of ways to fall victim to identity theft. And now, participating in Facebook quizzes is one of them. As ABC News reports, the seemingly harmless surveys that populate your feed could wind up providing unscrupulous hackers with the answers to your online security questions.” The full story by Kirstin Fawcett […]
One of the more popular VPN services has been accused of doing one of the things that VPNs are supposed to prevent: sharing your private Internet activity with advertisers for the purpose of improving the ads shown to its users. The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), a US-based privacy group, has filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), accusing Hotspot Shield VPN’s parent company of deceptive […]
Microsoft is warning email users of other crafty schemes, this time involving PDF attachments. PDF, short for the Portable Document Format pioneered by Adobe, is a popular method of distributing content online. Cyber-attackers are banking on its ubiquity, particularly in the workplace, to ensnare office workers. The latest phishing attempts may slip through an antivirus software’s defenses. Sometimes spoofing real employees at legitimate companies, one attack involves sending a product […]
The Justice Department recently indicted one Indian company for scamming “hundreds of millions of dollars” from over 15,000 victims, placing more than 1.8 million phone calls to Americans. Call center employees would impersonate U.S. Internal Revenue Service officials and would threaten Americans, demanding immediate payment to cover back taxes. In fact, no back taxes were owed.