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Election Employees Raise Concerns on Voter Fraud Program

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Election Employees Raise Concerns on Voter Fraud Program: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Elections employees are raising concerns about an interstate program meant to detect voter fraud that they say has led to errors.: Google Alert – Fraud Aerospace Company CEO in New Mexico Arrested for Fraud: The head […]




Why you should fear phishing more than data breaches

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For some people, Google controls most of their identity online, and losing access to that critical account could be devastating. A recent study from Google and UC Berkeley examined the various ways accounts are compromised, and determined that phishing attacks – not data breaches – pose the most risk to users when it comes to […]




Brooks' wife due in court on fraud count

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Brooks' wife due in court on fraud count: Former Olympic swimmer Neil Brooks' wife will face a Queensland court after being charged over an alleged $ 1.95 million fraud. Linda Brooks is …: Google Alert – Fraud Troodler disbarred for federal fraud convictions, as St. Lawrence faces a maximum […]




Phishing helps hackers hijack accounts, says Google study – BBC …

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Image copyright designer491 Image caption Many people still use passwords that are very easy to guess Cyber-thieves grab almost 250,000 valid log-in names and passwords for Google accounts every week, suggests research. The study by Google and UC Berkeley looked at the ways email and other accounts get hijacked. It used 12 months of log-in […]




Whistleblower accuses Epic of government fraud in lawsuit

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Whistleblower accuses Epic of government fraud in lawsuit: For any given claim of fraud, the Department of Justice decides whether to intervene. Epic has said in court filings that the DOJ informed them in …: Google Alert – Fraud Hawks arrest man for vehicle finance fraud: CAPE TOWN – […]




Phishing, keyloggers and data breaches are the three biggest security threats: Google study

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Phishing attacks via fake emails pose the greatest threat to people, followed by keyloggers and third-party breaches as account hacking increases globally, a new Google study has revealed. Keystroke logging is a type of surveillance software that once installed on a system, has the capability to record every keystroke made on that system. The recording […]




MHA forms new divisions to check radicalisation, cyber fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: MHA forms new divisions to check radicalisation, cyber fraud: The Union Home Ministry on Friday created new divisions to check radicalisation and cyber fraud as part of a major rejig of some of its crucial wings.: Google Alert – Fraud Former Kent bank vice president charged with fraud […]




Google: Our hunt for hackers reveals phishing is far deadlier than …

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Google’s research sets out hijacking victims’ email providers and geographic locations. Image: Google Google has released the results of a year-long investigation into Gmail account hijacking, which finds that phishing is far riskier for users than data breaches, because of the additional information phishers collect. Hardly a week goes by without a new data breach […]




Russian ex-official admits to Cup venue fraud – investigators

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Russian ex-official admits to Cup venue fraud – investigators: MOSCOW (Reuters) – The former deputy governor of Saint Petersburg has admitted to his involvement in a fraud scheme related to the construction of …: Google Alert – Fraud Fraud charges on credit card after making a Sphere transaction: The […]




This phishing attack pretends to come from someone you trust

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Video: Google is the most-spoofed site for phishing campaigns A wave of cyberattacks is targeting organisations’ financial departments with a social engineering and phishing campaign designed to trick victims into downloading credential-stealing malware and other threats. Detailed by researchers at Barracuda Networks, the invoice impersonation attacks aim to persuade the victim that the messages are […]




The Devious Netflix Phish That Just Won’t Die

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The email hits your inbox with an urgent warning: Your Netflix account has been suspended, due to a problem with your billing information. It offers a link, which takes you to what looks very much like a Netflix landing page. It’s not. Instead, it’s a phishing scam that collects extensive personal data on victims. But […]




Case is tossed after deadlock in fraud trial

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Case is tossed after deadlock in fraud trial: A federal judge on Tuesday permanently dismissed an indictment against two Little Rock men whose September trial on accusations that they …: Google Alert – Fraud 10 Tips on how to stay protected from card fraud: JOHANNESBURG – It was recently […]




Sophisticated phishing scam targets millions of Netflix subscribers

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While phishing campaigns from spammers and scammers used to be pretty easy to identify, efforts to trick unsuspecting users into giving up sensitive information have only grown more sophisticated in recent years. The latest email scam making the rounds specifically targets Netflix subscribers and is particularly clever, which is to say that it’s especially dangerous. […]