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Home delivery scams get smarter – don’t get caught out

by Paul Ducklin We’ve written several times before about home delivery scams, where cybercriminals take advantage of our ever-increasing (and, in coronavirus times, often unavoidable) use of online ordering combined with to-the-doorstep delivery. Over the past year or so, we’ve noticed what we must grudgingly admit is a gradual improvement . . . Read more

Tempted by cryptocoins? Fake trading apps get personal…

by Paul Ducklin Remember how ransomware started? It was all about volume. The CryptoLocker gang, for example, raked in millions of dollars, perhaps even hundreds of millions, by scrambling your files and then extorting you for $300 to unscramble them again. These days, however, the big-money ransomware gangs take a . . . Read more

Naked Security Live – Beware ‘Flubot’: the home delivery scam with a difference

by Paul Ducklin This home delivery scam arrives in an SMS that lures you to a website, but then instead of stealing your data directly via the phoney website, it sweet-talks you into installing an app… …and the app steals your data later on: Watch directly on YouTube if the . . . Read more

Naked Security Live – How to spot “government” scammers

by Paul Ducklin Sometimes, cybercrooks claim to speak from a higher authority than just a missed home delivery… …sometimes they masquerade as an official government body, complete with all the right logos, the right terminology and even a realistic-looking website carefully cloned from the real deal. Learn more about “government” . . . Read more

S3 Ep25: Drained accounts, ransomware attacks and Linux badware [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin How a social engineer ripped off a victim lured in by one of those “small outstanding fee to pay” home delivery scams. The ransomware crooks targeting networks that still haven’t done their Hafnium patches. And the Linux kernel security holes that lay there undiscovered for 15 years. . . . Read more

S3 Ep21: Cryptomining clampdown, the 100-ton man, and ScamClub ads [Podcast]

by Paul Ducklin The graphics card that wants you to stick to playing games, the man that didn’t weigh 100 tons after all, and the marketing gang that used a browser bug to bombard iPhone users with scammy online surveys. With Kimberly Truong, Doug Aamoth and Paul Ducklin. Intro and . . . Read more