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Office Depot to pay $25 million to settle tech support scam charges

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

Office Depot employees would “repair” computers that appeared to be hacked, claiming to find other problems that cost money to resolve

The FTC is officially investigating the Equifax breach

by cyber_admin • 2 years ago

It's highly unusual for the FTC to publicly comment on the existence or status of an ongoing investigation.

Lenovo settles FTC, state complaints on preinstalled invasive adware

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

The company will pay $3.5 million to settle state cases over VisualDiscovery, and will institute a security and privacy audit to satisfy the FTC, but denies wrongdoing.

Email marketers call for stricter FTC rules on spam

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

Counter-intuitively, two coalitions of online and email marketing companies are calling for the FTC to tighten restrictions on spam.

Tax prep firm reaches settlement with FTC over cybersecurity lapses

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

TaxSlayer was one of a number of online tax prep outfits that were targeted in 2015 by cybercriminals using "list validation" attacks.

Hurricane Harvey scammers use disaster as phishing bait

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

US-CERT reminds the public that disasters are always magnets for scammers.

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