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Google sponsored ads malvertising targets password manager

Malwarebytes

Now, our researchers found that the malvertising campaigns via Google Ads are not just about software downloads and scams. They also include a much more direct way to get at your login credentials by phishing for users of popular password managers such as 1Password. In which case you will have to retrieve it.

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Phishing scam takes $950k from DoorDash drivers

Malwarebytes

A particularly nasty slice of phishing, scamming, and social engineering is responsible for DoorDash drivers losing a group total of around $950k. A 21 year old man named David Smith, from Connecticut, allegedly figured out a way to extract large quantities of cash from drivers with a scam stretching back to 2020.

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8 Ways to Protect Yourself against Scams on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Adam Levin

of all reports to the BBB Scam Tracker “were online purchase scams, up from 24.3% of those consumers lost money due to those scams, up from 71.2% A BBB survey conducted in August found that the majority of these scammed consumers made purchases for which they never received products. On top of that, 80.5% Bottom line.

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What Are Social Engineering Scams?

Identity IQ

What Are Social Engineering Scams? Thanks, Your CEO This common scenario is just one example of the many ways scammers may attempt to trick you through social engineering scams. Understanding the connection between social engineering and scams is essential for recognizing and protecting yourself against these fraudulent activities.

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How to spot and avoid a tech support scam

Malwarebytes

Scams range from unsolicited calls offering help with your “infected” computer to fully-fledged websites where you can purchase heavily over-priced versions of legitimate security software. The scams primarily emanate from call centers in South Asia, mainly India. Maybe we should be flattered, but frankly we are annoyed.

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Scammers can easily phish your multi-factor authentication codes. Here’s how to avoid it

Malwarebytes

But as security evolves, so do cybercriminals who are always looking for new ways to scam us. Phishing sites can even show up in sponsored search results, in the same way as we reported about tech support scams. Use a password manager. That’s a great thing. Malwarebytes Browser Guard can help protect you.

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Hackers Intercept USPS Workers' Paychecks in Direct Deposit Scam

SecureWorld News

More than 450 workers at the United States Postal Service (USPS) lost more than $1 million in a direct deposit scam that left postal workers without pay, angry at the USPS for not heeding warnings of the scheme, and the agency scrambling to figure out exactly what happened. And this is, sadly, an example of why both of those are so critical."

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