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Tens of thousands across Australia receive death threat SMS


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (BNO NEWS) -- Tens of thousands of Australians have received text messages purporting to be from a hired hitman who threatens to kill them unless they pay $5,000, officials said ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Lady Gaga’s free iPad contest is a hoax


December 22nd, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Fans who flooded the official Facebook page of pop singer Lady Gaga were disappointed when they learnt later that the account had been hacked. In a ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Online romance scam dupes thousands


September 28th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of people in Britain may have been hit or duped by online romance scams, far more than previous estimates.The study undertaken by Monica ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Wave of spams counter Facebook joy over Osama’s death


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A Facebook page rejoicing over Osama bin-Laden's death with around 350,000 fans, was quickly targeted by scammers.Following his killing on Sunday night, these scammers had unleashed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Drake gets targeted in a concert scam


April 7th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) TMZ has reported that scammers have used the name of Drake for a concert that he is not aware of. The “Find Your Love” singer is ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cyber criminals target Japan disaster donators


March 20th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.20 (ANI): Cyber criminals have taken over social media websites and e-mails to target consumers donating for Japan's disaster relief.E-mails are reportedly arriving in the form of a humanitarian organization looking ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Kate Roberts swindled out of her savings in a scam


January 31st, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A British woman has been swindled out of her life savings in an Internet love scam.Kate Roberts who is a mother of three, told reporters that she ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fake calls dupe US citizens for WikiLeaks access


January 21st, 2011 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) US citizens have been warned against fake calls that dupe people to give money by threatening them of legal actions for accessing WikiLeaks website despite a ban imposed ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Expert warns users ‘to remove address, mobile number from Facebook’


January 17th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 17 (ANI): A security expert has warned that users should remove their home addresses and phone numbers from their Facebook accounts.Graham Cluley said the website now gives third parties ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Crooks cheating holiday planners on Facebook


September 21st, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 21 (IANS) Online cheats are hacking into accounts of people who post their holiday plans on Facebook and are posing as their friends to cheat them of their money, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Scammers be damned: this plague must stop


August 31st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Aug.31 (ANI): Cricket is in urgent need of tough action and honest brokers.It is suffering from shaky integrity and its credibility has been destroyed.According to the Sydney Morning Herald, clearly ... Read more...

Posted in National |

‘Hacker’ application on Facebook stealing users’ personal info


August 18th, 2010 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 18 (ANI): A new tool called Facebook Hacker is doing the rounds on the social networking website. The tool tricks users into sending their personal information to the sender.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Beware of Facebook’s ‘dislike button’ scam


August 17th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 17 (ANI): Facebook's troubles seem never ending - now users are being targeted by a rogue application for access to their profiles - following which they are offered to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

FBI & Urban Development target 485 mortgage frauds


June 18th, 2010 - 7:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Jun 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The United States Justice Department has reiterated its efforts to clamp down on mortgage fraud practices in the United States. The Justice Department has announced that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Social network history can reveal your identity


May 19th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 19 (ANI): When you enrol yourself as a member on a social networking site, may be revealing more than you bargained for, an experimental website has proved.The website has managed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Southampton Varsity evolves new way to assassinate spam


May 11th, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): As MailScanner, the world's most widely-used email security and anti-spam system, celebrated its 10th anniversary on 1st May, its developer has just launched ScamNailer, a programme designed purely ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Five hidden dangers of Facebooking


May 10th, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 10 (ANI): An expert in online privacy has drawn attention to the five dangers of sharing information on social networking site Facebook.Joan Goodchild, senior editor of CSO (Chief Security ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Phishing scam warning issued in Mississippi


March 11th, 2010 - 1:20 am ICT by BNO News
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (BNO NEWS) – Attorney General Jim Hood issued a to warning credit union members of a suspected phishing scam on Wednesday.Phishing is a computer-related scam that uses email, pop-up messages ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Scammers cheat brides-to-be with a fake show


March 3rd, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boston, Mar 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Enterprising scammers cheated thousands of brides-to-be by setting up a fake show on a bogus website. They advertised the fake show as the ‘biggest and the ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Cyber conmen take advantage of Apple iPad craze


February 1st, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, February 1 (ANI): Cyber conmen have been pouncing on the opportunity to steal netizens' personal and valuable information by twisting the craze surrounding the recent launch of Apple's iPad in their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

France’s Henry tops rogue’s gallery: Australian paper


November 21st, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 21 (DPA) Thierry Henry's self-confessed handball to secure France a win over Ireland and a place in next year's World Cup has shot him to the top of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Now, SMS spam attack on Australia


June 30th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 30 (ANI): Australian mobile users have reported receiving a new kind of attack-- SMS spams, which says the user have won 123,000 dollars but must reply to the message with ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Phishers start angling for Facebook, twitter


May 26th, 2009 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Pupul Dutta New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Twitterers and users of Facebook, beware!For hackers have now begun targeting popular social networking sites, and chances are that the sites' members maybe ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cybercrooks take advantage of swine flu hysteria


April 30th, 2009 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 30 (ANI): Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the swine flu buzz to sell counterfeit drugs and steal credit card details, Internet security experts have warned."The scare has spawned a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scammers preying on people renting homes for Obamas inauguration


January 16th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.16 (ANI): People hoping to cash in on the crowds expected to attend next weeks presidential inauguration, run the risk of falling prey to scammers A FOX News report has ... Read more...

Posted in World |

E-mail scammers find it easy to con clever people


March 17th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by admin
London, March 17 (ANI): A report on e-mail scams reveals that high-achieving professionals like doctors, architects, engineers, etc. are frequently defrauded by e-mail bluff masters who lure them into contributing to ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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