RevenueWire to pay $6.7 million to settle FTC charges

The FTC filed a complaint against payment provider RevenueWire and its CEO for laundering credit card payments and facilitating and assisting in fraud.

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WOOF locker: Unmasking the browser locker behind a stealthy tech support scam operation

We reveal the inner workings of WOOF locker, the most sophisticated browser locker campaign we’ve seen to date. Learn how this tech support scam evades researchers and ensnares users by hiding in plain sight.

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Recipe for success: tech support scammers zero in via paid search

We take a deep dive into the recently reported Azure-hosted tech support scam pages, identifying this as one of the most successful scam campaigns in use today.

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The lazy person’s guide to cybersecurity: minimum effort for maximum protection

How can we help our less tech-savvy friends stay more secure online? By giving them a lazy person’s guide to cybersecurity, we can offer maximum protection for minimal effort.

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Christmas tech scams roundup

What’s under the Christmas tree? It’s worse than lumps of coal, it’s a not very festive assortment of tricks and scams designed to give you a festive season hangover.

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Browlock flies under the radar with complete obfuscation

A new browlock (browser locker) steps up the game once more with soup to nuts obfuscation. Learn more about how it works and what you can do to protect against it.

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Browlock flies under the radar with complete obfuscation

A new browlock (browser locker) steps up the game once more with soup to nuts obfuscation. Learn more about how it works and what you can do to protect against it.

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Mass WordPress compromises redirect to tech support scams

Thousands of WordPress sites have been injected with the same malicious redirection. We review the infection details and the malicious traffic leading to browser lockers.

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A week in security (September 10 – 16)

A roundup of the security news from September 10–16, including omnichannel fraud, ways to get back at scammers, the security of 2FA, and partnerstrokas.

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Partnerstroka: Large tech support scam operation features latest browser locker

Tech support scammers belonging to the Partnerstroka group are once again abusing browsers, this time with a new browlock feature to reel in more victims, in one of the biggest campaigns we’ve ever tracked.

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