Distribution Fraud – Fake University Orders

Fraudsters are imitating UK university email addresses to defraud UK and European supply companies. The fraudsters are registering domains that are, at first glance, similar to genuine university domains: xxxxacu- uk.org, xxxxuk-ac.org, xxxacu.co.uk. These domains are used to contact suppliers and order high value goods such as IT equipment and pharmaceutical chemicals in the name … Continue reading Distribution Fraud – Fake University Orders

FTC Issues Alert on Tech Support Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (US) has released an alert on tech support scams. Scammers use pop-up messages, websites, emails, and phone calls to entice users to pay for fraudulent tech support services to repair problems that don’t exist. Scammers have even used malicious browser extentions in google Chrome to slow the browser down, in an … Continue reading FTC Issues Alert on Tech Support Scams

Timehop, the popular social media ’memories’ app, suffers data breach

Timehop has disclosed a security breach that has compromised the personal data (names and email addresses) of 21 million users. Around a fifth of the affected users — or 4.7M — have also had a phone number that was attached to their account breached in the attack. The service, which plugs into users’ social media accounts … Continue reading Timehop, the popular social media ’memories’ app, suffers data breach