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    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Facebook page named ‘Team Advert’* that was sharing posts by other Facebook pages and threatening to have the pages unpublished unless their owners ‘confirmed’ their identity by entering their username, password, and credit card number.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

    Fake Facebook warning – scam from ‘Team Advert’

    Posted on November 21, 2016

    Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of scams on Facebook, such as the ‘win a car’ scams and the ‘win a PS4’ scams. They’re usually pretty easy to spot and they target casual Facebook users – people who wouldn’t necessarily know a genuine page from a fake one. However, a new type of scam emerged recently that was a lot more difficult to spot, and it targeted business owners who (more…)

    Posted by Darren Jamieson
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