Scams

Bing bans tech support ads
All third-party tech support ads banned Follows Google's ban on payday loan ads   MICROSOFT'S Bing has banned all third party tech support services - whether they are scams or not.  
Asia’s top Internet scams, and how to stay safe
A Telenor study showed that the top three Internet scams in Asia are: 1) ‘Work from home’ fraud; 2) Internet auction scams; and 3) Fake bank email scams.
12 scams to watch out for this holiday season: McAfee
McAfee, part of Intel Security, has announced its annual 12 Scams of the Holidays list to educate the public on the most popular ways cybercriminals scam consumers during the holiday season as they surf their digital devices.
Nine social media scams you need to know
As social media is now a common destination for mobile users, it has also become one of the favourite attack hotspots for cybercriminals, Trend Micro said.
Security concerns holding back online payment services: Kaspersky Lab
According to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 49% of Internet users worldwide felt vulnerable while shopping online or making online transactions, and 42% of users would utilise online payment systems more often if they felt they were protected from cyber fraud.
Cybercriminals release ‘Windows 9’ … ahead of Microsoft
Cybercriminals are taking advantage of a Windows 9 developer preview release rumour, said Trend Micro.
For cybercriminals, Superman more popular than Spidey
With the rising popularity of superhero movies, security software specialist McAfee analysed what superhero search led to the most risky websites and found the ‘Man of Steel’ topping the list.
Fans need to be wary of cyber scams during World Cup
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup a mere days away, Fortinet’s FortiGuard team is warning Internet users against an onslaught of Internet scams and attacks from the global cybercriminal community in the coming days and weeks.
Phishing scams and the human brain
Virus Bulletin's John Hawes looks at a study conducted by a mixed group of computer scientists and psychologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
CSM warns of ‘cyber flings’ turning into blackmail
Cybersecurity Malaysia has warned the public of ‘cyber flirts’ who are part of online blackmail rings that mainly target teenaged boys and middle-aged men.
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