Archive for category: News

Encrypted satellite calls cracked in milliseconds

11 Jul
July 11, 2017

Security researchers have discovered a new method to decrypt satellite phone calls encrypted with “GMR-2 cipher” in real time – which is to say in mere fractions of a second.

Data of 1.9 million customers hacked and stolen

18 May
May 18, 2017

On Monday, Canadian telecommunications provider Bell confirmed that the firm had been hit by an unknown hacker who managed to access its customer information illegally.

Internet scam redirects Chrome users to dodgy websites

11 May
May 11, 2017

People are being alerted about an old, resurfaced phishing technique that is capable of duping even the most internet-savvy users.

Phishing scams on the rise

17 Jan
January 17, 2017

It’s not hard to believe you can spot a scam email, with all the talk about spelling mistakes, “too good to be true” offers, and weird web addresses floating around the web. But scammers have improved their approach, and come a very long way from their originally inept way.

India – US Call Center Scam

01 Dec
December 1, 2016

An India – US call center scam has been running strong since 2013, totaling a profit of around $300 million, and counting. Investigators have arrested 20 people in the United States, whilst Indian authorities have made 75 arrests following October raids in Mumbai. The different kind of illegal activities that these criminals have committed range from […]

Secret Sister

29 Nov
November 29, 2016

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of scams going round. Strong focus is being pointed at social media platforms like Facebook. Currently, police are warning people that the new scam making rounds on social media is the “Secret Sister Gift Exchange”.

The Blessing Loom

24 Nov
November 24, 2016

Internet scams are very common in today’s day and age. This one is a pyramid scheme that’s slowly trying to gain momentum on Facebook. Victims who have fallen for the ‘Blessing Loom’ scam had been promised PayPal payments of £800 after they contribute £100 and recruit 2 more persons.

Trump University Scam

21 Nov
November 21, 2016

Donald Trump has many a time repeated that he never settles for lawsuits, despite a long history of doing so. However, the president-elect’s decision to settle for a $25 million fraud lawsuit was being defended by White House Chief of Staff, saying that Trump wanted to begin the year without any distractions.

OCG’s set their eyes on foreign banks

15 Nov
November 15, 2016

According to a convicted fraudster, OCG’s have decided to move towards foreign banks as the UK banking institutions and their partners have made a large impact on criminals with their adverts to ensure customers are being more cautious.

Cyber Attack on Tesco Bank

09 Nov
November 9, 2016

The bank is currently suffering a cyber-attack; criminals have been stealing money from the customers’ accounts through online activity. The Chief Executive of Tesco Bank has expressed his worries and apologised for the worry and inconvenience that this has brought to their customers. The bank is taking every step necessary to protect the accounts of […]