Phishing Attack

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How hackers used WhatsApp, LinkedIn to target human rights activists

28 Aug 2020

How hackers used WhatsApp, LinkedIn to target human rights activists

Phishing is a common hacking technique, but in some cases, it can be deployed to do more damage than you can possibly imagine.

#BugAlert: Gmail bug allowed sending fake emails from real accounts

21 Aug 2020

#BugAlert: Gmail bug allowed sending fake emails from real accounts

Gmail has been having a really bad time lately.

Zoom bug allowed mimicking organizations; now fixed

17 Jul 2020

Zoom bug allowed mimicking organizations; now fixed

Zoom video conferencing service has had plenty of trouble in keeping its platform safe from uninvited hackers and so-called 'Zoom-bombers'.

This malware can steal passwords, card data from 300+ apps

16 Jul 2020

This malware can steal passwords, card data from 300+ apps

After Joker, a new strain of malware called 'BlackRock' has surfaced on the internet.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are phishing attacks and how to avoid them?

21 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: What are phishing attacks and how to avoid them?

A few hours ago, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issued an advisory warning about a massive phishing attack campaign.

Hackers are using Zoom, Google Meet for phishing attacks

12 May 2020

Hackers are using Zoom, Google Meet for phishing attacks

The spread of COVID-19 has surged the global demand for video-conferencing services like Zoom and Google Meet.

COVID-19 scams are rising drastically: How to protect yourself

23 Apr 2020

COVID-19 scams are rising drastically: How to protect yourself

In the wake of COVID-19, hackers have started using public fears around the pandemic to carry out malware and phishing attacks.

Google blocks over 18 million malicious COVID-19 messages daily

17 Apr 2020

Google blocks over 18 million malicious COVID-19 messages daily

Ever since COVID-19 outbreaks began, scammers have been taking advantage of people's fears around the disease to phish them for personal/financial information.

Watch out! Phishing attacks around coronavirus spike by over 600%

30 Mar 2020

Watch out! Phishing attacks around coronavirus spike by over 600%

As people continue to worry about the novel coronavirus pandemic, hackers are using their fears to carry out sophisticated phishing attacks spreading dangerous malware/ransomware.

Reliance Jio offering free Rs. 498 recharge is fake news

30 Mar 2020

Reliance Jio offering free Rs. 498 recharge is fake news

A fake WhatsApp forward, in the name of Reliance Jio, is trying to scam customers by promising to offer a free recharge worth Rs. 498.

Techie HACKS into Gurugram-based call center, catches scammers in action

04 Mar 2020

Techie HACKS into Gurugram-based call center, catches scammers in action

In a weird development, a UK-based man has caught a whole team of scammers red-handed.

#FraudAlert: This app by Indian techie spoofs emails, steals money

28 Dec 2019

#FraudAlert: This app by Indian techie spoofs emails, steals money

In a shocking case, a 22-year-old Indian techie, Rupesh Bhandari, has been arrested for developing an app capable of spoofing emails and helping fraudsters steal money.

Man duped of Rs. 95,000 after ordering pizza via Zomato

05 Dec 2019

Man duped of Rs. 95,000 after ordering pizza via Zomato

In a shocking case, a Bengaluru-based man has been duped of Rs. 95,000 after ordering a pizza via Zomato.

#FraudAlert: Scammers can use your browser notifications to steal money

29 Nov 2019

#FraudAlert: Scammers can use your browser notifications to steal money

Consumer technology has come a long way over the years, but with all the new tricks/features we get, ill-intended scammers also find ways to defraud unsuspecting people, and steal their money.

Several high-profile YouTubers hacked in massive attack: Details here

26 Sep 2019

Several high-profile YouTubers hacked in massive attack: Details here

If you are a YouTuber with a subscriber count large enough to make significant money, better secure your channel!

#Alert: 'Adidas free shoes' scam is circulating on WhatsApp

26 Sep 2019

#Alert: 'Adidas free shoes' scam is circulating on WhatsApp

Last year, a scam related to Adidas surfaced online wherein the company was claimed to be giving away 3,000 pair of shoes for free as part of its 93rd anniversary.

#ScamAlert: Reliance Jio's Rs. 399 recharge offer is a scam

26 Aug 2019

#ScamAlert: Reliance Jio's Rs. 399 recharge offer is a scam

Reliance Jio has been marred with sophisticated scams. Over the past several months we have reported on a Jio Mobile Tower Scam, Jio DTH connection fraud, and more recently on the fake activation requests for Jio GigaFiber.

Hackers can use Google Translate to steal your password

09 Feb 2019

Hackers can use Google Translate to steal your password

Amid increasing reports of cyber crimes, a new form of phishing attack has come to light.

Warning! Netflix users beware of this new phishing scam email

30 Jan 2019

Warning! Netflix users beware of this new phishing scam email

Netflix users have become the target of cyberattack as another scam email has been sent to them informing that their account has been suspended temporarily and they need to update their billing information in order to unlock their account.

WhatsApp Scam: Message claiming to offer free plane-tickets is fake!

15 Jan 2019

WhatsApp Scam: Message claiming to offer free plane-tickets is fake!

Recently, a fake message, in the form of a note from Singapore Airlines claiming to offer free plane tickets, started doing rounds on WhatsApp chats across the world.

Watch out! iPhone users targeted with seemingly legit phishing scam

06 Jan 2019

Watch out! iPhone users targeted with seemingly legit phishing scam

Phishing scams are fairly common on internet.

Watch out! Fraudsters targeting Netflix users with phishing emails

28 Dec 2018

Watch out! Fraudsters targeting Netflix users with phishing emails

Despite being one of the biggest streaming platforms in the world, Netflix has been marred by a wave of phishing scams.

Beware, WhatsApp users! Don't fall prey to these scams, hoaxes

03 Dec 2018

Beware, WhatsApp users! Don't fall prey to these scams, hoaxes

With over 1.5 billion users worldwide, WhatsApp is undoubtedly the most popular instant messaging app that is evolving into a multi-purpose platform.

India among top 4 countries targeted for phishing attacks: Report

19 Nov 2018

India among top 4 countries targeted for phishing attacks: Report

The threat of phishing scams, where a fake app/website is used to fool users into entering their social or financial credentials is much higher than we ever imagined.

As tax-filing deadline nears, be cautious of this email ID

12 Jul 2018

As tax-filing deadline nears, be cautious of this email ID

The time for filing tax returns is here, and with it has come new ways for frauds to dupe people.

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox to support biometric login

12 Apr 2018

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox to support biometric login

Internet browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox have agreed to support a new standard called Web Authentication API that uses fingerprints/facial recognition for login.

In 2017, Google removed 3.2 billion ads, 700k mobile apps

16 Mar 2018

In 2017, Google removed 3.2 billion ads, 700k mobile apps

According to Google's latest annual "bad ads" report, the company's ads team removed 3.2 billion "bad ads" in 2017. Notably, this is an increase of 88 percent from 2016, when Google removed 1.7 billion "bad ads."

Keep yourself safe from phishing attacks: Find out how!

03 Mar 2018

Keep yourself safe from phishing attacks: Find out how!

The world is moving online, and so is crime. One of the most common cyber crimes that often target innocent individuals is phishing.

Keep yourself safe from phishing attacks: Find out how!

07 Aug 2017

Keep yourself safe from phishing attacks: Find out how!

The world is moving online, and so is crime. One of the most common cyber crimes that often target innocent individuals is phishing.

Google, Facebook were scammed of millions by an ordinary scammer

29 Apr 2017

Google, Facebook were scammed of millions by an ordinary scammer

Silicon Valley is nerdy, but that didn't stop one man to trick Facebook and Google of over $100 million by pulling a scam that escaped past seasoned eyes of two organizations that supposedly have the smartest people in the world.