It’s a toll free “Apple Care” number, meaning that in theory it shouldn’t cost you a thing – so what’s the harm in calling just in case?
These guys give lawyers a bad name, if that isn’t an oxymoron. I’ve often said lawyers use the law to extort money from people in ways that would land the rest of us in jail. Prenda Law masterminds Paul Hansmeier and John Steele filmed and uploaded the porn videos, then sued the “John Does” who downloaded them. And ended up in jail!
And this article from TechDirt – Prenda Scam Boss, Paul Hansmeier, Pleads Guilty
“Hi Daddy Love you,” texted the daughter of one of the hacker’s alleged victims. The reply: “TELL YOUR DAD TO GIVE US BITCOIN”
SamSam is a selective and highly targeted ransomware exploit that has made $6 million for the cyber-crime group that runs it. Bitcoin and the Dark Web are familiar terms, but what are they and how do they help SamSam operate in plain sight?
08/07/2018 10:57 PM EDT Original release date: August 07, 2018
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has released an article on building a digital defense against a fraud that uses Facebook’s texting app—Facebook Messenger. Scammers send messages that appear to be from trusted sources or trick users into clicking on malicious links or sharing personal information. Before clicking on links, users should verify the validity of the message with the sender outside of the app.
NCCIC encourages users to review the FBI Article and NCCIC Tip on Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information. If you believe you have been a victim of these scams, report it to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov .
Also see our post Phishing on Facebook – Angler Phishing