Google files suit against Cameroonian cybercriminal who used puppies as lures

Written by AJ Vicens Apr 11, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Google filed a lawsuit Monday against a Cameroonian man, accusing him of creating scam websites that promise to “sell adorable puppies,”…

Cybercriminals are posing as Ukraine fundraisers to steal cryptocurrency

Written by Tonya Riley Mar 10, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Ukraine and charities supporting the nation have turned to soliciting cryptocurrency donations during Russia’s invasion of the country. The gamble on…

$80 Million Go Monthly into the Hackers’ Pockets Via False Giveaways and Surveys, Experts Say

Hackers impersonate popular brands and trick victims from the United States, Canada, South Korea, and Italy to provide them with personal and financial information, new research from Group-IB says. According…

Paying a debt by gift card? Don't fall for this scam

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) latest “data spotlight” release shows $148 million in gift card payment scams have been recorded for the first nine months of 2021. This growing trend…

The Use of Gift Cards as a Scam Payment Method Has Increased Dramatically, FTC Data Shows

According to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), customers across the country reported losing $148 million in scams where gift cards were used as a payment method. This amount is…

‘Appalling’ Riot Games Job Fraud Takes Aim at Wallets

Scammers are using fake job listings to empty the wallets of young, hopeful victims looking to break into the gaming industry. Riot Games, the developer behind League of Legends, has…

When Scammers Get Scammed, They Take It to Cybercrime Court

Underground arbitration system settles disputes between cybercriminals. Blocked from legitimate courts, cybercriminals have set up their own system for settling disputes, handing over ultimate decision-making to senior underground forum administrators…

“Get Your Free Omicron PCR test” is the latest Omicron phishing scam

The latest Omicron phishing scam is currently targeting unsuspecting users in the United Kingdom and uses fake NHS emails to do so. Omicron is the new variant of COVID-19 that…

Brace yourself for these five top data breach trends in 2022, Experian warns

In its latest annual Data Breach Industry Forecast released Monday, credit bureau and information services company Experian said that it has identified five areas it believes cybercriminals will find opportunities…

Retail Cybersecurity: Common Threats During the Holiday Shopping Season

With Black Friday past us and Cyber Monday turning into a Cyber Week — the holiday shopping season has started out with a bang. For many retailers, this season is…