Summary There is a vulnerability currently being exploited on Apple Mac computers as well as Windows computers. It involves malicious website notifications that mislead people into thinking they have a virus, or hacked account, or bill due. A particularly challenging variation of this has been crafted specifically for Apple computer users as explained below. Steps… Continue reading Apple Mac “ask you” Virus-like Notifications
Summary Wordfence is a website security company focused on WordPress websites. On 28 Jul 2023, Wordfence announced that an email phishing campaign was targeting their users in an effort to steal website login credentials. The official notification from Wordfence about this issue is on their blog. [Read] General Background Many companies have their logo, fonts,… Continue reading Wordfence Phishing
The video below from 60 Minutes Australia describes the current state of fraud in Australia. Date: 2 Jul 2023. “Is there a meaningful solution to stopping scammers and financial fraud” — Falling victim to a scammer is an awful feeling. It’s not only the theft of money or personal information that stings, the thought of being… Continue reading Australia Fraud News
Summary UPS has a helpful education resource to help consumers avoid fraud and scams. [View] Below are some excerpts from the page. Recognize and Report Fraud Common Fraud Scenarios Type of Fraud The UPS page offers a good concise list of fraud types with descriptions of each. [Visit UPS Page]
Summary A fake delivery email from Amazon has become a popular phishing tactic. If the recipient accidentally clicks a link and enters their credentials, their account login is compromised. Sample Below is a sample of what the email message contains.
Summary The USAA (United Services Automobile Association) offers banking and insurance to people and families who serve, or served, in the United States Armed Forces. A recent phishing scheme seeks to exploit these people who have served their country. Sample A sample email is below.
You may receive an email with a subject description: “An application has been linked to your account.” A visual showing the body of the email is below. The image above is only a screenshot of the phishing email. In the original, for this an other emails, if you hover your mouse over the link the… Continue reading Coinbase Wallet Extension Email
Summary A variety of scams based on phone calling have surfaced. The reports below provide more details. NBC News (29 Mar 2023) “AI can replicate voices in high-tech phone call scams, FTC warns” — The FTC is sounding the alarm on artificial intelligence being used to simulate someone’s voice in imposter scams, which was the… Continue reading Phone Scams
Summary The DocuSign service is a cloud document service typically for contracts or financial documents. The service is typically used by an agency or business to have documents signed such as tax returns, employment contracts, etc. When a person establishes a DocuSign account, the documents they have signed are saved in the person’s account. Scammers… Continue reading Fake DocuSign Emails