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Search engines may face fines for scam adverts

Posted on May 11, 2021

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce plans for a new Online Safety Bill, which will regulate the internet, during the (more…)

Posted by Emily Jones

How to prevent your site being attacked

Posted on November 12, 2020

There are plenty of threats out there on the web, from phishing scams to malware, but the threat doesn’t stop when you have your own website. With WordPress powering over 455 million websites today, it can be a prime target for criminals seeking to wreak havoc and earn some money on the side. (more…)

Posted by Andrew Waterhouse

The dangers behind this ‘harmless’ Facebook post

Posted on July 8, 2020

There is a post being shared round Facebook at the moment which not only seems harmless, it’s also seemingly helping people to promote their business websites.

The post features the (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Google reports spike in phishing scams

Posted on April 21, 2020

Google has reported that scammers have been sending more than 18 million hoax emails to Gmail users about the coronavirus pandemic on a daily basis.

The tech company has said the current global situation has led to a spike in phishing attacks as criminals attempt to trick users into handing out their personal data. Google highlighted that (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Spam alert: Facebook group post offering free laptops

Posted on October 21, 2019

We have written about dodgy spam posts in Facebook groups before. Previously, it was the company Beeloans, as they used spam posts pretending to be from someone looking for a loan, only for someone else to (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Beware Beeloans’ Facebook spam

Posted on November 20, 2018

We’ve all seen those posts on Facebook where someone asks for a recommendation for something, and someone else answers with suggestions. It’s usually for something like a plumber, or an electrician, and that person’s friends then (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson

Multimillion dollar phishing victims revealed

Posted on April 28, 2017

The mystery surrounding the two unnamed tech giants that were duped out of more than $100m (£77.5m) in a phishing scam has (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Message to Facebook – stop letting scammers get away with it!

Posted on December 2, 2016

I recently wrote about a fake Facebook page named ‘Team Advert’* that was sharing posts by other Facebook pages and threatening to have the pages unpublished unless their owners ‘confirmed’ their identity by entering their username, password, and credit card number. I reported the page to Facebook and had it shut down. I then went a stage further and also reported their phishing site (to which the Facebook page linked) to the hosting company and had that closed down as well.

The Facebook page and the phishing website were both (more…)

Posted by Darren Jamieson
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