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Aemilius Cupero News: TikTok influencers are being targeted by this dangerous new phishing threat

Home News Computing (Image credit: Future) Cybersecurity researchers have chanced upon a new phishing campaign that targets high-profile content creators on TikTok in order to wrest control of their account for nefarious purposes.Discovered by Abnormal Security, the scam involves two ploys. In one the scammers impersonate TikTok employees, and threaten the recipient with imminent account…

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Aemilius Cupero News: Four more charged over kidnap of crypto investor

Police on Thursday said four more people had been charged in connection with the kidnapping of a man allegedly caught up in a cryptocurrency transaction scam. Officers said the four men, aged between 25 and 40, will appear at Kowloon City court charged with conspiracy to kidnap the 39-year-old victim. Thirteen people have so far…

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Aemilius Cupero News: That TikTok notification about a settlement payment isn’t a scam. Here’s what to know.

If you used TikTok — or its predecessor, Musical.ly — before Oct. 1, you may be eligible for compensation as part of a $92 million settlement against the app.TikTok users received a notification from the app Monday about submitting a claim for compensation. Some expressed confusion on social media and questioned whether the notification was…

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Aemilius Cupero News: Four ways to protect your small business from invoice fraud

Small businesses can take a number of steps to protect their business against invoice fraud and other scams. Here are four we suggest.  Invoice fraud is costing small businesses big. In 2021 alone, Australians have lost over $12 million to false billing scams, with the average victim reporting losses of $15,467, according to Xero’s latest…

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Aemilius Cupero News: Robbie Williams and Holly Willoughby lead celebrities signing letter to Boris Johnson over scam adverts

Robbie Williams, Holly Willoughby, Richard Branson, Deborah Meaden and many more celebrities have joined forces in signing a letter urging Boris Johnson to put paid scam adverts in the upcoming Online Safety Bill. Financial journalist Martin Lewis, who has been campaigning against fake ads using his face to lure users for a long time, now…

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Aemilius Cupero News: DF Direct Weekly: Digital Foundry hacked, PS5 hacked twice

Plus: one year on, has the Series S experiment paid off? This wasn’t exactly the best week in Digital Foundry history – last week, one of our staff members received a succession of emails to make the blood run cold. Two-factor authentication disabled, passwords changed, backup security codes re-issued. And then? The Digital Foundry YouTube channel…

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Aemilius Cupero News: ‘Romance scam’ fraudster had more than 20 victims: Ontario police

OTTAWA — A two-year police investigation that started with a Prescott, Ont. woman reporting a romance fraud has ended with dozens of charges against a 35-year-old man. Police say the “lengthy and complex investigation” uncovered alleged romance fraud involving 21 victims. The first of those was a Prescott, Ont. woman who contacted police in October…

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Aemilius Cupero News: Buying Packers ‘stock’ is the best scam in sports

It’s a huge day if you like giving away money to a billion dollar organization and getting nothing in return. That’s right folks, your chance to become an “owner” of the Green Bay Packers is here! On Tuesday the Packers opened up shares of their “common stock” for the first time in 10 years. It…

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Aemilius Cupero News: Congress demands JPC probe in Rafale deal, alleges PM Narendra Modi interfered at every step of the deal

Reiterating the Congress demand that the Rafale aircraft deal with France be investigated by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), party spokesperson Pawan Khera on Tuesday alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s direct involvement in the “Defence scam”. Khera referred to the French investigative portal Mediapart, which, in a fresh set of revelations, exposed how middleman Sushen…

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Aemilius Cupero News: Ryan Reynolds Brings ‘Red Notice’ Cleopatra Egg to ‘Antiques Roadshow’ (Video)

Oh, that Ryan Reynolds. What a scamp. In a fun bit of marketing for the Netflix action-adventure “Red Notice,” Reynolds (and Netflix — and even PBS) posted a brief video on social media where he has one of the eggs from the film appraised by Lark Mason from “Antiques Roadshow.” Reynolds is in character as…

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