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Image courtesy of Flickr user MoneyBlogNewz While the general public dreads the thought of tax season, many cybercriminals look forward to it.  For most, filing taxes is a tedious but necessary civic duty.  Cybercriminals, on the other hand, excitedly view … Continue reading

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Phishing scams are nothing new on social networking sites – Facebook has been especially prone to ongoing series of attacks, including recent scams promising free tickets on Southwest Airlines and free iPad giveaways. However, hackers have recently launched a more … Continue reading

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As Valentine’s Day approaches, there’s no escaping the gifts associated with this romantic holiday – from flowers to chocolates to an endless assortment of red and pink gifts. Our email inboxes are no exception to this rule, as at this … Continue reading

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Last year, as Twitter attracted more users, the rates of cybercrime rose concurrently. Phishing scams in particular greatly increased on the popular microblogging site. These attacks typically involve cybercriminals breaking into personal accounts in order to send direct messages to … Continue reading

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During these tough economic times, scam artists are taking advantage of job seekers by offering alluring opportunities via emails, websites and advertisements  – from get rich quick schemes to work from home ploys. While job postings using phrases such as … Continue reading

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Prepared by Steve Espino – PC Tools Malware Research Team With the holidays just around the corner, people the world over are looking for the best deals on holiday packages and gifts for their friends and family. What better place … Continue reading

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Being unemployed is hard enough. Hours of job hunting and stressing over how to pay the bills can provide endless anxiety. Now there’s yet one more concern for desperate job seekers – the possibility of falling victim to the increasingly … Continue reading

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