Catfishing appears to be the new-old approach in online phishing. While having less direct threat to the user, it may sometimes create even bigger problems, and inflict emotional damage. But how does it work? And what catfishing is, after all? Let’s find out. What is Catfishing? In brief, catfishing is the creation of a false… Continue reading What is Catfishing? Explanation & Ways to Avoid
A newly discovered Java-based stealer named Rude has emerged, encapsulated within a Java Archive (JAR) file. It employs a range of sophisticated functionalities and focuses on stealing sensitive data from gaming platforms such as Steam, Discord, and other browsers. Rude Stealer Overview In early November 2023, researchers identified a malicious JAR file labeled “Stealer.jar” on… Continue reading Rude Stealer Targets Data from Gamer Platforms
Fraudsteds massively employ Microsoft Azure hosting to start Microsoft Security scam pages. They range from a scary warning that blocks your browser window to a phishing pages, indistinguishable from real. Let’s see the most typical types of these scams and their features. What is Windows Defender Security Warning? Fake Windows Defender Security Warning (Microsoft Security… Continue reading What is Microsoft Security Warning Scam?
“Disable Windows Defender” has become a particularly popular advice to the users who want to speed up their computer. Though, not all of them mention the actual way to disable it. Moreover, this trick has become quite complicated with the Windows 11 release. Let’s figure out how to disable Windows Defender in both Windows 10… Continue reading How to Disable Windows Defender? Windows 10 & 11 Guide
Another fraudulent scheme related to the sale of seafood has appeared on Facebook. Fraudsters promise lobster at an excellent price, but the result is little pleasant for the buyer. What is the Top Maine Lobster Scam? Top Maine Lobster scam is a new fraud scheme that targets seafood enthusiasts’ fondness, specifically Maine lobsters, as it… Continue reading Top Maine Lobster Scam on Facebook
2023 Halloween, similarly to other holidays and events of this year, will likely become a topic of a huge number of shopping scams. Con actors create websites that offer purchasing various thematic goods at low prices, while in fact they simply take your money and vanish. What are online shopping scams? Online shopping scams are… Continue reading Halloween Shopping Scams — Ways to Detect & Avoid
Among hundreds of different types of scam emails, there is a specific scary one that bothers people around the world. Known as “Professional Hacker” scam email, it claims that an illusory hacker has accessed your PC and gathered whatever information, including capturing videos through the web camera. Message is accompanied by a ransom demand and… Continue reading “Professional Hacker” Email Scam Revealed & Explained
To phish, attackers use a text message that forces targeted individuals to take a specific action. This can include downloading malicious programs to the recipient’s phone or disclosing private information. A form of phishing called smishing involves this link in an enticing text message. Most people don’t realize the risks of clicking links in text… Continue reading USPS Scam Text 2023: “Your Package Could Not Be Delivered”
Aluc Service is a strange service you can spectate in the Task Manager. It is, in fact, a malware-related process that hides behind a legitimately-looking name. Most commonly, such a trick is done by coin miner malware and rootkits. What is Aluc Service? At a glance, Aluc Service may look like a legit service among… Continue reading Aluc Service: What Is Aluc App & How to Remove?
Malicious actors know executives and high-level employees, such as public spokespersons, are familiar with common spam tactics. Due to their public profiles, they may have undergone extensive security awareness training, and the security team may have implemented stricter policies and more advanced tools to safeguard them. As a result, attackers targeting these individuals are forced… Continue reading What is Whaling Phishing and How To Recognize and Avoid It?