Etiquetas: malware

Thanks to emails and calls from people who sensed something wasn’t right, we’ve heard that an FTC imposter scam we’ve written about before is back. The email tells you there’s a complaint against your business, and wants...

Your email’s been hacked — what do you do? brightcove.createExperiences();Your computer’s been hijacked by malware — how do you get it back? brightcove.createExperiences();If you’re not sure where to start...

The email says it’s a court notice from the Bureau of Defaulters Agency-FTC with your arrest warrant record attached. It says you’ve ignored their efforts to contact you, so now your Social Security number is on hold by the federal...

We love technology. So it’s disturbing when it’s used to threaten or harass people – especially domestic violence and stalking victims.  With computers and mobile phones, abusers have more tools for stalking. They can...

What’s worse than losing all the photos and important files on your computer? Knowing you could have prevented it. Maybe you just got a new computer over the holidays, or you’re seeing how long your old one will last. Either way, commit...

“Your computer is damaged ... we’ll help you fix it.” It’s the latest twist on tech support scams: Scammers sell software online that claims to increase your computer’s performance. They lure you to their websites with...

It’s Pizza Hut’s 55th anniversary, the email says, and you can join in the celebration by getting a free pizza at any of its restaurants. Just click on the “Get Free Pizza Coupon” button.Don’t do it. There’s no...

Love breezing through tollbooths with your E-Z Pass? A new scam is taking advantage of that.  Here’s how it works: You get an email that appears to be from E-Z Pass. It has the E-Z Pass logo, and says you owe money for driving...

A U.S. District Court recently ordered the operators of several international tech support scams to pay more than $5.1 million for convincing people that their computers were riddled with viruses and then charging for bogus support services. We...

The Department of Justice recently announced a multinational law enforcement effort to disrupt the Gameover Zeus Botnet.What is it and why care about it? Gameover Zeus is malware designed to steal banking and other credentials from home and business...

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