Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1578 Feds strike another multi-national “tech support” scam
Federal authorities say a group of scammers that "bilked millions" from US consumers with pop-up ads and hijacked Web browsers has been sued by the Federal Trade Commission.

The scheme, which operates under the name Global Access Tech Support, used pop-up ads that told consumers their computers were "hacked, infected, or otherwise compromised," according to the FTC complaint (PDF) published yesterday. Consumers are then instructed to call a toll-free number in the message. The pop-ups "are typically designed so that consumers are unable to close or navigate around them, rendering consumers' web browser unusable."
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#1588 Android devices that contain Foxconn firmware may have a secret backdoor
#1587 Evernote confirms a serious bug caused data loss for some Mac users
#1586 Almost 6,000 online shops hit by hackers
#1585 Cisco patches critical bug in video conferencing server hardware
#1584 Beware of the student loan forgiveness scam spam
#1583 Google plugs 21 security holes in Chrome
#1582 Operations of a Brazilian payment card fraud group
#1581 Amazon resets customer passwords, while LeakedSource discloses massive update
#1580 IoT devices as proxies for cybercrime
#1579 A SSHowDowN in security: IoT devices enslaved through 12 year old flaw
#1578 Feds strike another multi-national “tech support” scam
#1577 Fighting the person should be cybersecurity best practice: Nuix
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