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Forter, a fraud prevention company, recently released a report showing that the apparel industry was the most desired by fraudsters and scammers – up 70 percent in attempted attacks 2016. The Fraud Attack Index report examined over 136 million transactions, discovering an almost 80 percent increase in domestic attacks over the last 12 months.

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At this time of year, the number of tax scams reaches a peak, with fraudsters looking for any chance to cash in on consumers, the self-employed, and small businesses that might get excited enough about potential refunds to throw caution and good sense out the window. Many people now do their taxes online, and cybercriminals see that as a huge opportunity to make money with phishing schemes.

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Just to show you that behind some PUPs there are threat actors that are too lazy to be bothered, we offer you a fake online scanner that was used to promote the infamous MacKeeper and a Windows system optimizer called Advance-System-Care. The redirect scheme on a Windows machine looked like this. From a compromised website […]

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FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017



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