scams

Nothing Is Sacred

Some Absolute Madman Is Trying to Phish Neopets Users

You remember Neopets. You probably had an account. A hacker was recently still trying to steal Neopets accounts with a phishing login page.
Joseph Cox
6.15.18
Under the Influence

Take This Test to See How Gullible You Are

In the era of fake news and questions of election interference, these researchers wanted to find out if a person’s susceptibility to persuasion could be quantified.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.19.18
scams

Ethereum Scammers Posing as Tech Celebrities Are Running Rampant On Twitter

Not even Ethereum's founder, Vitalik Buterin, is immune.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.23.18
scams

Cryptocurrency Scammers Took At Least $1.7 Million From Canadians Last Year

Cryptocurrency scams doubled from 2016.
Jordan Pearson
12.11.17
scams

PlexCoin Scam Founder Sentenced to Jail and Fined $10K

The Canadian scam made international headlines.
Jordan Pearson
12.8.17
scams

SEC Blasts Canadian Cryptocurrency Startup As 'Full-Fledged Cyber Scam'

ICO funds were used to pay for home decor.
Jordan Pearson
12.4.17
don't get pwned

I Uncovered a Group of Scammers Posing as Apple Support Technicians

When I tried calling their number, a woman told me Apple has a second headquarters in Virginia. It doesn’t.
Louise Matsakis
9.20.17
onions

Users Freak Out After Dark Web Market Goes Down And Funds Go Missing

Never a dull moment in the world of dark web marketplaces.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.13.17
publish or perish

There Are Now 8,000 Fake Science ‘Journals’ Worldwide, Researchers Say

Researchers from high-profile institutions are falling for these scams.
Bryson Masse
9.6.17
dark web

As World's Largest Dark Web Market Vanishes, Dodgy Links Promise a Way Back In

When a dark web market goes down, and panicked users are desperately trying to get their coins back, scammers are going to cash in.
Joseph Cox
7.6.17
Real Jerks

Scammers Are Peddling a Fake Nintendo Switch Emulator

Don't fall for it.
Nicholas Deleon
3.14.17
Digital Underworld

A Fake Dark Web Hitman Site is Linked to a Real Murder

Dark web site Besa Mafia was hacked in May 2016. The FBI has been actively investigating the site's users.
Joseph Cox
2.23.17