Fake WhatsApp – 1 Million Downloads

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A fake version of WhatsApp, the free, cross-platform instant messaging service for smartphones, was downloaded from the Google Play store by more than one million unsuspecting people. Discovered By Reddit Users Keen-eyed users of Reddit, the US-based social and web discussion forum spotted that the “Update WhatsApp Messenger”, available for download in the Google Play […]

Supermarket Voucher Scam Via WhatsApp

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WhatsApp is being used by ‘phishing’ fraudsters to circulate convincing links for supermarket vouchers in order to obtain your bank details. How Does The Scam Work? The WhatsApp messenger app is being used to send messages purporting to be from well-known supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco and Aldi that contain a link to an online […]

Quarter of UK Workers Deliberately Breach Confidentiality

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Research by commissioned by data privacy and risk management firm Egress Software Technologies has revealed that a quarter of UK workers have purposefully shared confidential business information outside their organisation. Sharing Confidential Business Information The findings of the OnePoll on behalf of Egress research, which involved 2,000 UK workers who regularly use email as part […]

Art Galleries And Dealers Defrauded Through Email Hack

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Art galleries and dealers in the UK have lost hundreds of thousands of pounds after being targeted by email hackers. Monitor, Intercept and Replace The social engineering scam, known as a ‘man-in-the-email’ (man in the middle / MITM) attack, which has also worked on US art dealers, involves hacking into the email account of targets […]