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Shady scam bots trick Omegle users into nonconsensual video sex recordings

One way for scammers to make their bots more believable is by recording unknowing Omegle users doing things the scammer wants them to do and then using those recordings to target more users.

How ransomware gangs are connected, sharing resources and tactics

In a whitepaper entitled “Ransom Mafia – Analysis of the World’s First Ransomware Cartel”, DiMaggio and his team aimed to provide an analytical assessment on whether there is indeed a ransomware cartel.

Fake Trezor App Steals Cryptocurrency Worth Over $1 Million From Users

According to the Washington Post, the fake Trezor app, which was on the App Store for at least two weeks (from 22 January to 3 February), was downloaded 1,000 times before it was taken down.

Aurora campaign: Attacking Azerbaijan using multiple RATs

The malicious document targets the government of Azerbaijan using a SOCAR letter template as a phishing lure. SOCAR is the name of Azerbaijan’s Republic Oil and Gas Company.

Android “System Update” malware steals photos, videos, GPS location

A newly discovered piece of Android malware shares the same capabilities found within many modern stalkerware-type apps—it can swipe images and video, rifle through online searches, record phone calls, and video, and peer into GPS location data.

Steam users: Don’t fall for the "I accidentally reported you" scam

The fraudsters behind the “I accidentally reported you” Steam scam usually approach their targets under the pretext that they need something, or they have something to say.

Software renewal scammers unmasked

The email includes an invoice renewal stating that it has already been processed via credit card. The amount usually is in the $300 to $500 range, which is a lot more than the normal charge.

The human impact of a Royal Mail phishing scam

The scam asks recipients to pay a £2.99 GBP fee, but of course the scammers are after much more. To pay the fee, the victim has to enter their personal details, and credit card details.

NFTs explained: daylight robbery on the blockchain

Even though the blockchain technology itself is secure, the applications that are built on or around it, such as websites or smart contracts, don’t inherit that security, and that can cause problems.

Resident Evil 8 just the latest game plagued by fake demos and early access scams

Scammers are using demos and early access promises as bait for phishing and other attacks. They are sending emails offering “Early access invitations” to play the upcoming Resident Evil game title.

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