ESET researchers uncover attacks targeting Colombian government institutions and private companies, especially from the energy and metallurgical industries

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Fraudsters are quick to exploit current events for their own gain, but many schemes do the rounds regardless of what’s making the news. Here are 5 common scams you should look out for.

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Watch out for a new PayPal smishing campaign – Employee login credentials up for sale – WhatsApp to share more data with Facebook

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Successful exploitation of some of these flaws could allow attackers to take control of vulnerable systems

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Many users have until February 8 to accept the new rules – or else lose access to the app

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It’s hardly fun and games for top gaming companies and their customers as half a million employee credentials turn up for sale on the dark web

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The scam starts with a text warning victims of suspicious activity on their accounts

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Is the message real or fake? Take our Phishing Derby quiz to find out how much you know about phishing.

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Cybercriminals look to cash in on the vaccine rollout, including by falsely offering to help people jump the line

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UK police also give some food for thought to those on the verge of breaking the law

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