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Watch out for this phishing scam posing as email from TV providers - It's spreading malware!

Phishing attacks are a favorite tool for cybercriminals. And now, a new attack is making the rounds. These fraudulent emails are showing up in...
Happening Now March 25, 2017

Watch out for Star Trek themed ransomware

This might sound entertaining, but it's not. A new form of ransomware called "Kirk" has just been found, but it's not as friendly as...
Happening Now March 25, 2017

300 million Apple users at risk of hacks unless Apple pays ransom

Imagine everything that's tied to your Apple ID - all of your apps, music, data in the iCloud, etc. Right now, hackers are threatening...
Happening Now March 22, 2017

IRS warning! Watch out for these tax-themed phishing and malware scams

April 18 is right around the corner, which means tax-related scams are at an all-time high. As the deadline approaches, crooks are amping up...
Happening Now March 21, 2017

U.S. on "red alert" for hacking attacks

Haunting. That's the word being used to describe this new development. America’s infrastructure is on "red alert" for its national security, but not for...
Happening Now March 18, 2017

Popular messaging app users could have been hacked with a single photo

More than 1 billion people use this app to send private communications. Probably because the app promises that the messages will be encrypted. But...
Happening Now March 16, 2017

Fake Facebook notice tricks account holders into handing out personal info

This Facebook scam is one that I've seen firsthand. Recently, it showed up in my own News Feed. There's also a similar email spreading...
Happening Now March 5, 2017

Malicious fake app bricks phone and installs ransomware

Porn apps are risky to begin with, but this is downright scary. If you download this fake version of a popular app hoping to...
Happening Now February 22, 2017

Email scam tricking drivers! Malware hiding behind traffic violation threats

Check your inbox for this email right now, and delete it. Scammers are using it to target drivers everywhere, but if you click on...
Happening Now February 22, 2017

Hackers upping mobile ransomware game - Attacks skyrocketing!

If you think you're safe against hacks because your computer is protected by antivirus software, think again. Your computer isn't the prime device hackers...
Happening Now February 21, 2017

Top Story: Watch out! New malicious app poses as a security update to trick victims

I'm constantly warning you about securing your smartphones and tablets, but you have to be careful about the things you download. Just because an...
Happening Now February 18, 2017

LinkedIn sister site warning customers millions of accounts hacked

This hack is something I warned you about back in December, but the company is just now getting around to notifying its customers. If...
Happening Now February 18, 2017

Top Story: More malware targeting Macs - Lets hackers swipe passwords and take screenshots

Yikes! Apple can't say that its products are more secure than PCs anymore. Hackers are targeting Macs in full force, and this new form...
Happening Now February 17, 2017

Top Story: Windows 10 and ransomware - Here's what Microsoft wants you to know

Remember Microsoft's huge push last summer to get people to upgrade to Windows 10? Once again the tech giant is trying to convince people...
Happening Now February 3, 2017

New ransomware scheme makes it worse than ever

As a Komando listener, you already know that ransomware became the number one digital threat last year. Well, it's about to get evil! New...
Happening Now January 31, 2017

Gmail blocking certain attachments - The reason why is troubling

If someone sends you an email with an attachment you're not receiving, there could be more at play than you realize. Gmail is blocking...
Happening Now January 28, 2017

Ransomware infected app hitting smartphones now!

Hackers are targeting smartphones with a scary new form of ransomware. Imagine starting up your phone and finding a message that threatened to sell...
Happening Now January 26, 2017

Top Story: Why "Satan" ransomware is the scariest virus to ever hit the internet

Just when you thought ransomware couldn't get any worse, it does. A new strand called "Satan" is being sold on the Dark Web, and...
Happening Now January 21, 2017

Top Story: Ransomware spreading through fake email notices from prosecutors

How shocked would you be if you found an email in your inbox from the court system or the FTC - especially, one warning...
Happening Now January 11, 2017

Top Story: Ransomware hitting TV models that could be in your home right now

It started as a threat for your computer and laptop, but ransomware has since spread to other web-connected devices. Your smartphone and tablet can...
Happening Now January 4, 2017
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