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As soon as grants for pandemic-hit businesses were announced, scammers went phishing

By Staff Writer 30 September 2020

Kaspersky has highlighted how funds meant for Covid-19 relief were exploited by cybercriminals and phishing attacks. FULL STORY >

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2020 sees banking infections intensify, with a third of South African users being vulnerable to attacks, says Kaspersky

By Staff Writer 6 April 2020

Kaspersky statistics have shown that the cases of downloading malicious programs targeting users’ bank accounts has become more frequent this year so far. FULL STORY >

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Opinion - Advanced tech is boosting the battle against tech support scams

By Industry Contributor 20 December 2019

Ravi Bhat, CTO & Director Microsoft Solutions Team, explains how advanced tech is being used in the fight against digital crimes. FULL STORY >

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FakesApp: Using WhatsApp to Spread Scams and Fake News

By Press Release 13 August 2018

In a disturbing revelation, Check Point researchers have discovered a vulnerability in WhatsApp that allows a threat actor to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation. FULL STORY >

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Largest Black Lives Matter Facebook page a fake, scam

By Staff Writer 11 April 2018

A fake Black Lives Matter (BLM) page on Facebook received more than twice the followers than the official BLM page. Worse, the page is apparently a scam, with links to a middle-aged white man in Australia. FULL STORY >

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Gumtree warns against payment scams

By Staff Writer 8 June 2015

Gumtree notes that payment scams are once again doing the rounds and sellers are warned to be careful when trading online. FULL STORY >

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Google, Facebook, Twitter and co form Ads Integrity Alliance

By Hanleigh Daniels 14 June 2012

Google, Facebook, Twitter and co take on bad advertisements, malware and scams on the net via the Ads Integrity Alliance. FULL STORY >

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PC Tools adds online scam protection to new product range

By Hanleigh Daniels 20 March 2012

PC Tools announces the release of its latest product range that now boasts the ability to target non-malware based online threats including scams. FULL STORY >

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Facebook struck by Dislike button scam

By Tom Manners 17 August 2010

Facebook users are being drawn into a Dislike button scam says security Firm Sophos FULL STORY >

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SMiShing

By Thomas McKinnon 1 July 2009

SMS phishing, or ‘«£smishing‘«ō, occurs mainly when customers receive an SMS from what seems to be a reputable financial institution prompting them to call a telephone number due to a possible fraudulent transaction on their account. FULL STORY >

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The Digital Hustle

By Thomas McKinnon 29 June 2009

Con artists, hustlers, crooks‘«™ whatever you want to call them, the World Wide Web is crawling with criminals. These cyber-thieves fool you into believing that they are reputable, and do this to gain access to your personal and financial information. So what are some of the... FULL STORY >

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