The sites lured U.S. consumers into providing personal information, including credit card and drivers' license numbers, in exchange for quick and easy access to government services, according to the FTC. Instead, users typically received a PDF document containing information that's already publicly available from the government, the agency says.
From “Bank Info Security” Ishita Chigilli Palli (2/7/2020)
People have told the FTC they lost money to scammers using mobile payment apps. Some of these thieves pretend to be someone you know asking for money — say, for an emergency. Others say they’re with the app company or your bank. Still other scammers with access to your contacts might trick you into thinking they’re someone you’ve given money to before.
From “Federal Trade Commission” Lisa Lake (2/04/2020)
If you’re running a business online, few things can be as disruptive or destructive to your brand as someone stealing your company’s domain name and doing whatever they wish with it. Even so, most major Web site owners aren’t taking full advantage of the security tools available to protect their domains from being hijacked.
From “Krebs on Security” Brian Krebs (1/20/2020)
It appears that attackers are sending malicious SMS messages from what appear to be local U.S. phone numbers to banking customers concerning a locked bank account. Those text messages contain a link that takes the victim to a website that mimics a bank's legitimate mobile banking landing page, but uses a different top-level domain.
From “Bank Info Security” Ishita Chigilli Palli (2/21/2020)