FBI experts say that this year “sextortion” brought scammers more than $8 million

Experts from the FBI Internet Fraud Complaints Center (IC3) spoke about the activation of fraudsters in the field of the so-called “sextortion”. To denote such activity, the term sextortion is used, derived from the words sex and extortion. This tactic involves intimidating users: as a rule, such scammers send out spam, in which they try… Continue reading FBI experts say that this year “sextortion” brought scammers more than $8 million

Information of 533 million Facebook users leaked to the public

Last weekend it became known that information of more than 500 million Facebook users leaked to the public. On the hacker forum, the data about 533 313 128 Facebook users were published. This dump includes phone numbers, names, Facebook IDs, email addresses, location information, gender, date of birth, work, and other data that may have… Continue reading Information of 533 million Facebook users leaked to the public

What is Discord virus? Investigating a new online fraud

Discord virus

Discord virus is only the name of a spamming campaign that takes place on this communication platform. The exact type of malware you can get through these tricks may vary in an extensive range. Nonetheless, the fraudsters’ method to fool you cannot be named original. There are two well-distinguishable ways – thick and gentle. A… Continue reading What is Discord virus? Investigating a new online fraud

Facebook virus: checking the details

Facebook virus

Facebook virus is a common (and partially misguiding) name for spam messages in Facebook. These notifications are spread from accounts of your “friends” on Facebook. Don’t misunderstand. They didn’t become spammers – the reasons for such behavior do not depend on them. However, first things first. Let’s figure out all aspects of this old-new online… Continue reading Facebook virus: checking the details

Spammers hide behind hexadecimal IP addresses

Trustwave experts have discovered that pharmaceutical spam attackers have started to insert unusual URLs into their messages. Spammers hide behind hexadecimal IP addresses. They use hexadecimal IPs to bypass email filters and other security solutions. The idea is based on the use of RFC791 standard. Researchers remind that, for example, https://google.com is the same as… Continue reading Spammers hide behind hexadecimal IP addresses

The Danger of Botnet Network: How to Detect Botnet on You PC

The word “botnet” is now ubiquitous, and almost all users know what it means. This is not surprising because this network can be virtually any device with Internet access. Such a network can infect many devices such as desktop computers, smartphones, and home Wi-Fi routers. All of them may one day have weapons in the… Continue reading The Danger of Botnet Network: How to Detect Botnet on You PC