Spammers have produced topical new versions of the old ‘Nigerian Letter’ scam, this time based on the Ebola virus, according to the experts at Kaspersky Lab.
Cybercriminals are taking advantage of a Windows 9 developer preview release rumour, said Trend Micro.
Cyber-criminals are taking advantage of the tremendous interest in Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared on March 8 and is the subject of a massive search and rescue operation.
Trend Micro Inc found over 1,500 fake streaming sites that took advantage of recent summer box-office hits, based on data the company analysed from late April to the end of June.
Online scams have been around a long time but recently, these con artists have begun using methods that blend traditional scare tactics with cyber-scam methods. That said, consumers can fight back by educating themselves and developing a healthy dose of cynicism, argues Edwin Yapp.