Facebook fraud gangs turn gullible middle-class teenagers into criminal ‘money mules’ by persuading them to launder cash through their own accounts. Teens are being lured through Facebook to join criminal gangs in bank account hacking scams, a Mail on Sunday investigation has discovered. The youngsters are being promised the chance to make up to £12,000 in just half an hour via the social networking site.
Do you have aging family members or friends? According to a MetLife survey, crimes against the elderly skyrocketed in the last year. Seniors lost $3 billion to criminals through home repair scams, investment scams, and other cons targeting older people.
Hackers are injecting content into websites to get Google visitors, then redirecting them elsewhere.
What do a site on Bitcoin and a Polish bank have in common? Both are ranking well in Google for searches about downloading games, something neither offer. The reason? Both may be victims of a new hacking onslaught revolving around gaining top listings on Google and redirecting visitors to other sites.
Last year we witnessed some of the most shocking cyberattacks ever, with North Korea allegedly hacking Sony over the release of a dumb comedy movie to unknown hackers spilling the private nude pictures of dozens of celebrities. For some, it was the year hacking truly became the norm. But somehow, 2015 was worse. Hacking and data breaches weren’t just the norm, but they reached far and wide, hitting victims of all kinds, from regular consumers, to government employees, and even children and cheaters. It seemed like no one was spared.
We’ve decided to look back to 2015 and revisit not only the worst data breaches, but those that pushed the boundaries and redefined the world of information security. In no particular order, here’s our list.
Do you know? Microsoft has the power to track every single word you type or say to its digital assistant Cortana while using its newest operating system, Windows 10.
Last fall, there was a ‘keylogger’ that Microsoft openly put into its Windows 10 Technical Preview saying the company ‘may collect voice information’ as well as ‘typed characters.’
It was thought that the company would include the keylogger only within the Technical Preview of Windows 10, just for testing purpose. But, the thought was Wrong!
Apple has introduced Apple Pay as its contactless payment technology. It will enable users to position their iPhone up on a contactless card terminal. Users are then requested to press finger on their iPhone’s Touch ID to pay for their purchase. After a long delay, Apple Pay is now set for UK, which according to HSBC report, will launch on July 14.
The software giant will no longer update older versions of Internet Explorer, leaving millions without patches or security updates. Millions of Internet Explorer users have just five weeks to upgrade to a newer browser before security patches dry up.
Sharing Netflix accounts with family and friends is a pretty common practice. However, according to an article published today on BGR, your friend’s sister’s boyfriend may not be the only person bumming off of your account. A new product has recently made its way onto the illegal side of the Web: lifetime access to Netflix accounts via your hacked Netflix account.
The data breach that hit the popular toymaker VTech keeps on getting worse.
Less than a day after Motherboard revealed that the hacker who breached the company also obtained thousands of pictures of children and parents, as well as a year’s worth of chat logs, VTech revealed that the breach affected more than 6 million children and not just 200,000.
According to this email, which appears to be from PayPal, you have sent a payment of $299 (or $199) to Australian online department store Kogan. The email features the PayPal logo and emulates a genuine PayPal transaction notification email.
The email claims that you can click a ‘cancel transaction’ link to get a full refund if you did not authorize the payment to Kogan.