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Instagram scam preys on bank followers

August 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A new report suggests thousands of Instagram users are falling for a scam that targets followers of financial institutions on the image-sharing platform. So I began following Bank of America’s official account to see what would happen. Sure enough, the first message arrived in moments. “Hey are you interested ib [sic] making some extra cash.” […]

Mac Security: The Malware, Ransomware and Scams to Watch Out For

July 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Although Mac OS holds a market share of of desktop operating systems and therefore in theory presents less of a target for malware makers, it is far from immune to online threats, malware or aggressive adware. While the Windows operating system has been a popular choice for malware devices, Macs have recently been in the […]

Facebook ‘hack’ victim exposes passport scam

June 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook user Aaron Thompson has exposed an online thief who gained access to his account simply by sending the support team a fake passport to unlock the account. It granted the “hacker” access to Mr Thompson’s personal and business Facebook pages. Mr Thompson shared his experience on news site Reddit when he realised he was […]

Tech support scams target victims via their ISP

June 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A new scam, in which fraudsters pose as legitimate internet service providers to offer bogus tech support, either via the phone or on the net, is on the rise, the BBC has found. It is a twist on an old trick which involved cold-calling a victim – often claiming to represent Microsoft – and charging […]

PC Cleaning Apps are a Scam: Here’s Why (and How to Speed Up Your PC)

June 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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PC cleaning apps are digital snake oil. The web is full of ads for applications that want to “clean your PC” and “make it feel like new.” Don’t pull out your credit card — these apps are terrible and you don’t need them. If you do want to “clean your PC,” you can do it […]

Japan ATM scam using fraudulent cards nets $12.7m

May 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Cash worth 1.4bn yen ($13m; £8.8m) has been taken from cash machines in Japan using credit cards created with data stolen from a South African bank. The money was withdrawn in less than three hours from 1,400 convenience store cash machines across Japan, the Kyodo news agency reports. The withdrawals targeted 7-Eleven cash machines, which […]

Online scams ‘target Apple customers for richer pickings’

April 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Cybercriminals are targeting people using Apple products as they are more likely to have disposable income, a security expert has warned. Blogger Graham Cluley said that while malware was more common on Windows, Apple customers could not “afford to be lackadaisical” about security. On Monday, he reported a text message scam that tried to trick […]

PLEASE READ Recent 070 Number scams

December 21st, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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We are writing to you to make you aware of a number of scams which have taken place recently which involve the use of 070 numbers. Numbers starting 070 are Non-Geographic numbers (not mobile) and sometimes known as Personal Numbers and charged at higher rates. The known scams include prospective customers (of your business) asking […]

Advent Tip 21: Bought online? Watch out for bogus courier emails!

December 21st, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you’ve been doing any last-minute on-line shopping for Christmas gifts, you may well be waiting with increasing anxiety for the items to be be delivered. So, don’t let your guard down when it comes to emails claiming to be from couriers. The trick usually goes like this: the courier company tried to deliver your […]

5 Cyber Security Tips to Improve Employee Habits

December 21st, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Employees are a first-line defence against threats such as zero-day attacks and breaches.  It is critical that they are made aware of basic methods that will maintain the company’s digital integrity.  Whether your organization is large or small, training your employees can go a long way towards keep your IT infrastructure secure.  Here are 5 […]

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