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Scammers targeted YouTube creators to takeover accounts, promote crypto investment fraud

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

YouTube has struggled with scammers taking over channels to spread cryptocurrency scams before.

The FCC wants to force phone carriers to guard against SIM-swapping scams

by Tonya Riley • 4 weeks ago

SIM-swapping can lead to identity and financial fraud.

SEC fines brokerage firms over email hacks, customer data exposure

by Tim Starks • 2 months ago

Collectively, the companies will pay $750,000.

Facebook, other platforms scramble to secure user accounts in Afghanistan

by Tonya Riley • 2 months ago

They're still struggling to moderate the Taliban's presence on their platforms, however.

NFT digital art is already attracting hackers

by Shannon Vavra • 8 months ago

Art thievery is alive and well — but now it's digital.

Scammers exploit COVID-19 vaccine confusion for fraud efforts

by Tim Starks • 8 months ago

Amid a rush to receive COVID-19 vaccines, spearphishing and shady domain registrations are on the uptick.

International sting shuts down 'favorite' VPN of cybercriminals

by Joe Warminsky • 10 months ago

The FBI and European police announced a sting against the Safe-Inet, which had marketed "bulletproof hosting" to cybercrime networks.

An iOS exploit that enables iPhone takeover is cybersecurity researcher's 'work of art'

by Joe Warminsky • 11 months ago

Researcher Ian Beer earned high praise for his persistence in working out the attack, which involves an iPhone feature called Apple Wireless Direct Link.

Twitter bolsters security for political accounts as election looms

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 year ago

It's an eleventh-hour move to safeguard high profile users as Election Day nears.