How My Instagram Account Got Hacked

In an article posted today by security researcher Matt Broddy, there’s a very good walkthrough of how on an Instagram user figured out that his profile was hacked and how. It’s definitely worth a read and some sound advice at the end too on how to prevent it happening to you. Read the article here. […]

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New Office365 Phishing Attack

Heads Up everyone, signs are that there are new Microsoft Office365 phishing emails on the rise. The new form found by Xavier Mertens (SANS), pretends to be an email non-delivery report (NDR). Clicking on the link sends you to a phishing site where users are prompted to enter their Microsoft Office365 username and password. […]

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Marriott Starwood Data Breach & Identity Theft Scams

On Friday 30th November 2018, Marriott Hotel Group announced that they had a data breach of their Starwood guest reservations database exposing over 500 million customer records. Anyone booking and checking in/out of Starwood brand hotels from 2014 – 2018 is impacted; also all Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) membership card holders. The hackers have had […]

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Black Friday Cyber Monday Scams #1

The weekend is upon us and the world is losing its mind trying to pick up deals over the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend. This also means there is a step up in scams also trying to grab your attention too. Fake Apps Beware of fake deals apps or quirky Black Friday apps appearing […]

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Black Friday Cyber Monday Scams #1

The weekend is upon us and the world is losing its mind trying to pick up deals over the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend. This also means there is a step up in scams also trying to grab your attention too. Fake Apps Beware of fake deals apps or quirky Black Friday apps appearing […]

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New McAfee Anti-Virus Tech Support Scam

A new tech support scam pretending to be from McAfee was discovered last week that is harvesting credit card details and personal information of its victims. The scam works via browser popup that indicates your McAfee subscription has expired. A “Renew” button on the page opens a dialogue box to enter credit card details, then […]

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Blackmail & Sextortion

Top Holiday Scams & Security Tips To Avoid Them: Blackmail & Sextortion So, you are on vacation and things are moving on with someone you have met & hooked up with. While you are testing the waters or fooling around, they want you to send them some pictures. Then some more, then a few more. […]

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Texts & Sexts

Top Holiday Scams & Security Tips To Avoid Them: Texts & Sexts – you know whats gonna happen to those pics you were asked for. Just don’t be surprised when they are passed around and the rest of the people around the pool are sharing them too within hours. Sexting is perfectly fine if your […]

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