Reviews by Abney and Associates, Code 85258081704: FTC cracks down on tech support scam run from India
The US Federal Trade Commission has carried out a huge international crackdown on a number of "tech support" scams being run out of India which have conned people in the UK, US, Canada and elsewhere out of millions of pounds since 2008.
As explained by the Guardian in 2010, the scams used "boiler room" tactics, dialling through phone books for English-speaking countries. People who answered the phone were told the call came from Microsoft or their internet service provider, and that the person's computer was "reportiread more
Abney Associates Technology News, article reference number 85258081704 A&A: 5 burning tech questions answered
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You’ve got tech questions, we’ve found the answers. We help you make the most of your technology by answering your thorniest tech questions. So if you’re wondering what to buy, how to plug it in, or how to fix it, we can help.
Can Facebook videos be a scam?
Q. I tried to watch a video on Facebook, but it didn’t work. It made me installread more
Abney Associates News Blog Warning | Scambook Warns of New Phishing Email Claiming to be US Federal Reserve
Scambook is advising consumers to be on the lookout for the latest phishing scam, a malware email claiming to be the US Federal Reserve informing victims about a cancelled wire transfer and prompting the download of a payment receipt for more details.
“It’s important to spot these emails now that tax season is over and refunds are trickling in,” said Scambook’s Director of Marketing Kase Chong. “Americans will be eager to click on these messages alleged to include FedWire payment receipts from the Federal Reserve.”
This phishing scheme impersonates the Federal Reserve sending an email from “alerts(at)federalreserve(dot)gov”. According to the cyber security experts at Sophos, the email reads:
The Wire transfer , recently sent from your bank account , was not processed by the FedWire.
Transfer details attached to the letter.read more
Reviews by Abney and Associates, code 85258081704 - Nicholas Webber, 21, was jailed for five years for running a criminal website He started his criminal career at £24,000-a-year Bradfield College Prison IT Teacher Michael Fox was made redundant after the incident Fox protests he had no idea Webber was a hacker One of Britain’s most notorious cyber criminals hacked into a prison computer system from inside jail – after he was allowed to join an IT class.
Nicholas Webber, 21, jailed for five years in 2011 for masterminding a multi-million-pound internet crime site, triggered the security scare during a lesson. It is understood his actions caused ‘major panic’ but it is not clear what, if anything, he managed to access. The prison, HMP Isis in South London, blamed his teacher, Michael Fox, who was employed by Kensington and Chelsea College. He was banned from the prison but the college cleared him of committing any security breaches at a disciplinary hearing last March. However, he was made redundant when no alternative work could be found for him. More... Pictured with piles of cash: The public schoolboyread more
Abney Associates Cyber Warning
Hvor mange svindel i Storbritannia treffer en rekordhøy i 2012, med identitet-relaterte forbrytelser langt de fleste vanlig type, ifølge en rapport.
Identitet svindel består av to tredjedeler av de totale 248,325 hendelsene registrert av Cifas, svindel forebygging tjenesten. Fire femtedeler av disse ble begått online, sin årsrapport med Fraudscape funnet, inkludert bruk av teknikker som phishing, malware og hacking.
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International Internet and Technology Warning, Abney Associates Review
Hoewel het is niets nieuws, begonnen we onlangs zien een opleving van de lezer e-mails vragen als je een echt geweldig klinkende verhuur overzicht op Craigslist mogelijk een scam, dus we dachten dat het tijd was voor een opfriscursus.
De scammy aanbiedingen zijn vaak voor volledig fictieve huizen en de enige bedoeling van de terbeschikkingstelling is om ofwel uread more
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IDG News Service - Facebook said Friday it had been the target of a sophisticated hacking attack but that it had no evidence any user data had been compromised.
The attackread more
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