Tech support fraud is surging. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) says it received around 11,000 complaints related to tech support fraud in 2017 with claimed losses nearing $15 million. Tech support scams can sneak in under many different guises, from a hijacked computer browser to a phone call or an email.
Phishing scams have been running rampant in recent weeks, all too often taking hundreds of thousands of innocent victims to the cleaners and leaving them red-faced and with little to no money left in the bank. In order to stay protected from these seriously scary scams, you need to know what to look for.
Over 200,000 victims were hit by ransomware in 150 countries around the world recently. But if you think this new strain of ransomware has been stopped, think again. Hackers are already modifying the code so the next wave of attacks causes even more damage. Is there anything you can do to protect yourself? Yes - but you have to act fast!
If a random kill switch hadn't been discovered in the code, WannaCry ransomware would have been unstoppable. Now, new evidence shows hackers are actively seeking a work-around to override the only thing that's stopping them. If you don't take these steps right now, your Windows devices could be infected when the next wave of attacks hits!