Fake Elder Scrolls Online developers go phishing on PlayStation

We take a look at a pressure-filled phishing attempt sent to players of the Elder Scrolls Online video game.

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Sextortion scammers getting creative

We’ve covered sextortion before, focusing in on how the core of the threat is an exercise in trust. The threat actor behind the campaign will use whatever information available on the target that causes them to trust that the threat actor does indeed have incriminating information on them. (They don’t.) But as public awareness of…

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Deepfakes and LinkedIn: malign interference campaigns

Don’t discount deepfakes just yet. We may not be fooled by phony Mark Zuckerberg anymore, but the discovery of a fake LinkedIn profile sporting a deepfake avatar shows how social engineering can deceive through the mundane.

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Help prevent disaster donation scams from causing more misery

Scammers will stop at nothing—not even a tragic natural disaster—for a chance to cash in. We offer some helpful tips to avoid disaster donation scams.

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How to protect yourself from doxing

Doxing, or collecting and spreading private information about a user online, is a form of cyber harassment, stalking, and even a potential threat to physical safety. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself against it.

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Instagram clamps down on fake messages with anti-phishing tool

We take a look at a new anti-phishing feature Instagram hopes will cut down on imitation messages and other social engineering attempts.

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Good Twitter Samaritans accidentally prevent shoeshine scam

We take a look at how a shoeshine scam nearly took place in real life—until people online trying to help in one way, ended up assisting in quite another.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 investigation shows Russian disinformation campaigns have global reach

In June, investigators released a warrant to arrest Russian and Ukrainian nationals for shooting down Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. However, Russian disinformation campaigns have spread about the true cause of the fight’s demise. How can we separate fact from fiction and protect against fake news?

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