Tags scammers

Hackers file fake tax returns in scheme to steal IRS refunds

by Sean Lyngaas • 11 months ago

It may be open season for coronavirus scammers, but tax frauds aren’t letting up, either.

Attorney General Barr urges DOJ to prioritize prosecuting coronavirus scammers

by Shannon Vavra • 12 months ago

Attorney General William Barr is going after cybercriminals seeking to exploit fears about the coronavirus.

White House email domains are sitting ducks for phishing attacks: study

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 years ago

Only one of the 26 email domains managed by the Executive Office of the President uses DMARC.

Hurricane Harvey scammers use disaster as phishing bait

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 years ago

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

DHS watchdog's fraud hotline spoofed in ID theft scam

by Shaun Waterman • 4 years ago

The inspector general's office in the Department of Homeland Security is warning that identity thieves and fraudsters are spoofing caller ID systems to make it look as if victims are being called from the IG's anonymous tipline.

Apple thwarts Safari-based ransomware scheme with iOS 10.3 update

by Chris Bing • 4 years ago

Apple’s newly released update for iPhones and iPads fixes a crucial software bug that previously allowed scammers to spam users with pop-ups.