Category Archive: News

Jan 15

Beware of Tech Support Scams for Gmail, Netflix, AOL, Facebook, Yahoo etc

By making use of online advertising platforms such as Google Adwords, Facebook Advertising and Yahoo Ads, fake technical support services have been scamming people out of their money for many years, until last year on 14 May 2014 when the advertising giants decided to ban tech support websites from advertising on their platform. At least …

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Jan 15

Ransomware Virus / Trojan like CryptoWall Will Lock Your Computer Files and Demand Payment

3 Law Firms Attacked By CryptoWall Ransomware Virus – $50,000 Lost in Ransom Money You have probably heard about the infamous Cryptolocker ransomware virus that first made headlines in 2013. Before the malware ring was cracked down by the FBI, it had affected over 500,000 people and netted over 3 million USD for its operators …

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Jan 14

Gmail Scam – Fake Phishing Messages about Your Google Account

Gmail scams where the scammer sends fake phishing messages are not new. While a basic Gmail phishing message is easily identifiable, some more sophisticated messages are subtle and cleverly disguised, making them hard to catch. However, whatever the level of sophistication, there are common characteristics between these fake emails – the goal is to steal …

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Jan 12

Sophisticated Google Docs Phishing Scam Uncovered By Symantec

A Gmail Phishing Scam That You Cannot Escape So one of the basic rules in identifying a Gmail phishing message is to check the email domain, the name at which the email is hosted. You can do this by opening the message and reading the sender’s email address at the top left corner of your …

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Jan 11

So Google Called You? It Might Be a Scam

Gmail User Almost Lost $99 to Google Called You Scam One of the scams reported by Gmail users is when a scammer claiming to be a Google representative calls you to send your credit card or payment in order to fix your account issues. After getting hold of your number (from the internet or telephone …

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Aug 27

Google Plans for Free Internet in Remote Areas – Project Loon

Project Loon also known as Google Loon or Google Balloon Internet is an experimental project run by Google Inc. with the aim of delivering internet access to remote areas. The project makes use of wind-steered balloons floating in the stratosphere at 25 km above sea level. These balloons are scattered in the air and spaced …

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