SCAM

Hacking

Former Hacking Team Members Are Now Spying on the Blockchain for Coinbase

Coinbase said it's aware of the Neutrino founders' controversial past, but their technology is the best the major exchange has encountered.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.26.19
SIM Hijacking

SIM Swapping Victims Who Lost Millions Are Pressuring Telcos to Protect Their Customers

A small group of victims of SIM swapping hacks is trying to raise awareness, teach people about the scam, and put pressure on cell phone providers to step up their efforts against cybercriminals.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.8.19
scams

The Skinny Tea Scammer that Stole a Cam Model’s Photos Is Respawning

Just as Twitter suspended one fake scam account for impersonation, more started popping up.
Samantha Cole
9.20.18
SPAM CITY

Inside a Reddit Sockpuppet Operation

According to multiple Reddit moderators, someone called "Aaron" has approached them to be part of a spam marketing campaign, with a particular focus on cryptocurrency and blockchain-linked projects.
Joseph Cox
9.17.18
DNA Hoax

A Sketchy DNA Testing Service Said Dogs Had First Nations Ancestry

Are Canadians using this DNA laboratory to claim First Nations tax exemptions?
Sarah Emerson
6.14.18
v-bucks

The Free 'Fortnite' Money Scams Are So Stupid They Probably Work

New websites are promising 'Fortnite' fans free in-game currency, but it’s an old scam for a new game.
Matthew Gault
4.26.18
ruh roh

An Alleged $660 Million ICO Scam Sparked a Protest In Vietnam

Modern Tech JSC disappeared without a trace, allegedly leaving investors in the lurch.
Jordan Pearson
4.12.18
It's Friday

Fitted Sheets Are a Scam

Open your eyes: Fitted sheets are not saving you any time or money. You need to learn about hospital corners.
Matthew Gault
3.30.18
John Oliver-ization

Okay, Let’s Talk About John Oliver’s Bitcoin Episode

On 'Last Week Tonight' John Oliver discussed the risks and benefits of cryptocurrency.
Jordan Pearson
3.12.18
the woz

Steve Wozniak Says He Got Ripped Off By a Bitcoin Scammer

The Woz got scammed thanks to credit cards, really.
Jordan Pearson
2.27.18
Internet Insecurity

T-Mobile Is Sending a Mass Text Warning of ‘Industry-Wide’ Phone Hijacking Scam

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting people’s phone numbers, hijacking and then using them to access people’s bank or social media accounts.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.5.18
run roh

Ethereum Startup Vanishes After Seemingly Making $11, Leaves Message: ‘Penis’

I feel dumber.
Jordan Pearson
1.29.18
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