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iYogi Fraud Alert: Labor Day Weekend Travel Fraud! As summer begins to draw to a close everyone is in the vacation mood.
According American Automobile Association (AAA) Travel, an estimated 34.7 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend. With this, criminals and hackers too have activated themselves to cash in the name of vacation scams. If you are also planning to book an end of summer getaway this Labor Day weekend, here are some important guidelines shared by iYogi to keep in mind before you start scouring the web for last-minute bargains and sorting your departure details. iYogi Fraud Alert: Unexpected Inheritance – Boon or Curse? Imagine one morning you wake up to find that your life has transformed from being a regular office-going professional to being an elite.
And you had to actually do nothing for this upgrade! Seems like a daydream, right? What if it becomes a reality? Well, rather than being happy or surprised over this, you should actually be doubtful. Like there is no free lunch in the world, there wouldn’t be anyone turning you into a millionaire just for nothing. Fraudsters lead their victims into believing that they’ve been left with, or are entitled to a claim – a large inheritance from a distant relative or wealthy benefactor who passed away in a foreign land. iYogi Scam Alert: Dyre Wolf Steals More than $1 Million! It’s creepier than ever!
After targeting individual users, criminals preying on online users have turned their attention to enterprises that regularly carry out wired money transfers involving big bucks. A variant of online banking malware – Dyre Wolf, is attacking corporate houses and have so far stolen money worth more than $1 million. This new campaign is equipped with added elements of social engineering, which are especially designed to beat security measures such as two-factor authentication. Scammers are making the most of the already existing Dyre Trojan, which first made its appearance last year in a series of phishing attacks against large banks such as Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America. iYogi Scam alert highlights here for you the method of operation of Dyre Wolf.
Read on to see how nasty it can get… How it attacks? Phishing isn’t new. Send you an e-mail containing the Upatre malware. iYogi Virus Alert: When your Smartphone Drags you to Identity Theft Crisis! Your Smartphone is your connected pocket PC.
Whether it’s about checking the weather forecast or catching up on the latest score of your favorite sports event, it brings everything to your fingertips. However, while keeping you connected, updated, and informed, it also accumulates a lot of your private data in the form of web history, cookies, e-mails and so on. iYogi Fraud Alert: When your Big Heart is Used Against You! Sharing generates an emotion that is priceless!
Undoubtedly, helping others gives immense happiness and gratification and leaves us contented. However, on the web, even this emotion can come to you at a price. iYogi Security Alert: FFIEC Alerts About Fraud and Malware Attacks! After victimizing individual credit card and Apple Pay users, a new credit card security threat is targeting the U.S. financial institutions and stealing online credentials.
The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has recently warned U.S. financial institutions of a potential risk in the guise of credential-harvesting attacks or of destructive malware. As per the FFIEC, there are two modus operandi currently doing the rounds; each is gloomy and reflects the dark sides of nasty Internet-borne hazards. Fraudsters are stealing credit card details to commit fraud instances or rip off business. Through destructive malware attacks, they strive to wipe data from your computers and “brick” devices, leaving them unbootable. iYogi Scam Alert: Worst 5 Scams to Watch Out For! iYogi Scam Alert is constantly striving to keep you safe.
To remind you of the worst 5 scams that you need to keep yourself off, we have highlighted them below. While you are online – socializing, shopping, banking, streaming videos, or even responding to your professional mails, beware! Look for the steps you take while you are treading this path… Ransomware Ransom is no more about a note composed of letters clipped out of newspapers. Ransomware traps the user emotionally by locking all files in his/her computer and demanding a huge monetary compensation to free up the files.
Mobile Payments Mobile payment option delivers you great convenience; however, at the same time they make you vulnerable to mobile payment scams. iYogi Fraud Alert: Beware, It’s Spring for Fraudsters too! Spring is here!
With the break around the corner, everyone is gearing up to make the most of it. iYogi Security Alert: Google’s Safe Browser to Eliminate ‘Unwanted Software’ Don’t consider yourself alone in the battle against online threats – malware, virus, Trojan, spyware, scams and frauds.
Google has initiated to join hands with you to spin and toss cyber crooks across. With this, Google aims to enhance the online security of its users. Recently, it announced updates to its Safe Browsing technology, including a warning that will be issued when a user is about to visit a website riddled with ‘unwanted software’. Whenever a potential threat is detected by the safe-browsing system, it will display a red warning sign advising the user to stay away. Google is also demoting the susceptible sites in the rankings of its dominant Internet search engine so that people are less likely to come across them. How “unwanted software” works? So, while you’re busy browsing, these “unwanted software” programs silently: Tips for Safe Browsing Whether you’re a new Internet user or a regular, it’s always good to remain safe by practicing a few easy-to-apply safety tricks. iYogi Scam Alert: Apple Pay – Creating Routes for Scam Artists!
Apple Pay users beware!
The mobile payment platform, designed to simplify your payment process using your iPhone and iPad (specific versions), is fast becoming an easy route for scammers to reach your pockets. Easy payment facilities and no strict checks on purchase confirmation leave card users extremely vulnerable at the hands of the scammers. If you’re an Apple pay user yourself, better watch out… you could be the next victim! Stolen credit card scams are not new; they have been silently feeding on their prey over the years.
However, this time these have evolved as much bigger threats than ever before. iYogi Scam Alert: Jobseekers Beware! Finding your dream job is an arduous task. There are many things you need to quintessentially look into – zero on the right offer, clear the multiple interview rounds, negotiate salary and so on. iYogi Security Alert: It’s time for Microsoft users to FREAK out! If you are a Windows user, better watch out for the latest security alert issued by Microsoft. Potentially putting millions of Windows PC users at risk, this security bug appears to be great pain. Yes, you read it right. Millions of Windows-based PC users are vulnerable to the attacks of the colossal FREAK (Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys) encryption bug.
This bug was previously believed to be a threat for mobile devices and Mac computers only; but lately, research by a group of nine security experts has disclosed that this bug can even victimize the Windows users as well. iYogi Scam Alert: Beware of Fake Online Pharmacies! Online pharmacies are an ‘In’ thing. Besides convenience, they also help cut down your medication bills. iYogi Scam Alert: Are you ready for World Cup? Beware of Cricket World Cup Scams! This one’s for you cricket fans! The ICC World Cup event has begun. While fans are busy keeping up with the latest scores of their favorite teams, scams are also prowling the web to catch the next unsuspecting victim. Yes, you read it right. With the onset of the ICC World Cup, scam artists too have activated themselves and are using the event to set their traps to con people. iYogi Fraud Alert: Simple Tips to Avoid Credit Card Con. Credit cards have made our lives virtually cashless. Be it the sheer convenience of carrying them around or the worry-free experience of not having to carry cash – credit cards have been a lifesaver.
However, like is the case with everything else that is technology-based, credit cards too come with their share of risks. A simple miss could jeopardize our identity and hard-earned money and turn this boon into a scourge!