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3 job scams to be aware of

Online job scams are dangerous and exhausting. Here’s how to avoid them.

Be on the lookout for IRS-related scams this tax season

There are many scams out there during tax season. Here are a few to look out for this year.

Facebook fraud infecting hundreds of thousands using the Malaysian plane disappearance story

During recent days, a new Facebook scam is causing hundreds of thousands of infections onto users’ computers worldwide.The hackers posted a fake page claiming to have a video of the Malaysian disappearing airplane, titled “Malaysia Plane MH370 Has Been Spotted Somewhere Near Bermuda Triangle. Shocking Videos Release Today”. Once the users click on the link […]

Dissecting Fake Youtube Plugin which scams Facebook users

Introduction We have been coming across many facebook scams. This sample which is taken from one of such scams has an interesting feature in it. It checks for the location of affected victim, and based on the country where the victim is located, additional scripts are injected. The victim is redirected to many other sites […]

Tax refund spams are back

It’s that time of the year when people in some parts of the world are filing their tax returns, and what better time for cyber crooks to trick them into falling prey for phishing attacks via emails. India has been reported in recent malware threat reports as one of the regions with high spam activity […]