Tag Archives: cybercrime

How much is your personal information worth on dark web?

While privacy is priceless for most individuals, it sells for pretty cheap on the dark web. According to Whizcase, years of curating your social media page for your close network could be up for sale for as cheap as $14 for your Facebook log-in in 2023. And that’s just the beginning. Every access point from Reddit to LinkedIn can be …

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How to prevent malware moving from an old computer to new one

When it’s time to upgrade to a new computer, the excitement can be overshadowed by the concern of transferring existing data without bringing along any unwanted viruses or malware. Philip from Troy, Michigan, shares this concern and asks for the best way to ensure a clean transition. “When buying a new computer, what is the best way to prevent transferring …

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Cleveland City Hall closing Monday over 'cyber incident': officials

Cleveland City Hall in Ohio is closing Monday following a “cyber incident,” according to city officials. The scope or nature of the “cyber incident” has not yet been determined, city officials said in a press release, stressing that they are “taking this incident seriously,” according to Fox 8. The city has shut down several affected systems in response to the …

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China's vast cyber trafficking network dupes Americans using fake shops

A Chinese network running countless fake online shops has scammed over 800,000 people in the U.S. and Europe, according to The Guardian. These shops dupe people into sharing card details and other sensitive personal data by touting to offer discounted goods from Dior, Nike, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Versace, and Prada, as well as many other premium brands. A woman shopping …

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Android banking trojan masquerades as Google Play to steal your data

Criminals constantly develop new ways to scam people, and their latest tactic involves infecting Android phones with malware to access banking information and other details. Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Cyble have discovered a new malware, dubbed Antidot, which masquerades as a Google Play update application. It displays fake Google Play update pages in multiple languages and captures sensitive information. …

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Cybersecurity experts sound alarm over US power grid vulnerabilities

The White House announced efforts last week to upgrade the country’s aging energy infrastructure in a move to reduce power outages and make improvements to the grid amid soaring demand, but threats from nefarious forces continue to pose a security risk, experts say. The initiative between the federal government and 21 states was formed to make fixes and improvements to …

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Massive criminal records leak exposes 70M Americans' personal information

A group of cybercriminals leaked a database containing criminal records of 70 million Americans, according to cybersecurity company Malwarebytes. The leak contained people’s full names, dates of birth, known aliases, postal addresses, dates of arrest, dates of conviction, sentences and more. This is bad news for anyone who has been convicted in the past. GET SECURITY ALERTS, EXPERT TIPS — …

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Ticketmaster data breach exposes 560 million customers' data, IT group says

Ticketmaster is a household name for buying tickets to concerts and live performances. But lately, it’s been making headlines, and not for good reasons. First, it was the Taylor Swift controversy last year, when their systems were overwhelmed by millions of fans trying to purchase tickets, leading to website crashes, long wait times and widespread frustration among fans, and then …

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European Union sees surge in Russian-backed cyberattacks, top security official says

Disruptive digital attacks, many linked to Russian-backed groups, have doubled in the European Union in recent months and are also targeting election-related services, according to the EU’s top cybersecurity official. Juhan Lepassaar, head of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, or ENISA, told The Associated Press in an interview that attacks with geopolitical motives have steadily risen since Russia’s full-scale …

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Cyberscammers use AI to manipulate Google search results

In the digital age, where searching online has become second nature, even the simplest inquiries can expose you to risks. Advanced artificial intelligence scams are lurking behind innocuous search engine queries, leveraging what’s known as “search engine optimization” to deceive users, according to expert advice from GuidePoint Security, highlighting how cybercriminals manipulate these systems. A woman searching online. (Kurt "CyberGuy" …

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