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Twitch Confirms Huge Data Breach — Streamer Earnings and Source Code Leaked

  Last Wednesday, October 2, 2021, the Amazon-owned Game-streaming platform, Twitch confirm a massive data breach. Approximately 100GB of data including source code and creator payouts were leaked. Their most valuable data is available online.     Here's their official statement on Tw

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Hot Phishing Scams of the Week: FedEx, Venmo, AT&T, Cathay Pacific, Eva Air, and MORE!

Check the top SMS and email phishing scams of the week checked by our Trend Micro Check Team. Can you spot these scams? What is a phishing scam?   Phishing aims to entice you to open malicious links from a fake message sent by scammers impersonating famous brands, companies, and organizations

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[Scam Alert] Browser Notification Scams

Browser Notification or Web Notifications are permission-based messages sent by a website to a user via browser.  These messages' main purpose is to alert users by sliding in at the desktop screen or on a mobile device as a push notification from apps.     Normally you will receive a

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Spot the Scam: 5 SMS & 2 Email Scams of the Week (AT&T, Chase Bank, Scotiabank, Amazon, and More!)

SMS Phishing   SMS Phishing is one of the famous malicious tactics that impersonate known brands, companies, and organizations then send out text messages containing phishing links.   Here are the top SMS phishing scams we observed by our Trend Micro Check Team.   1. AT&T  

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Online Sports Betting Scams: Don’t Fall for the Scammers’ Tricks!

  Online sports betting is more popular nowadays. It's becoming socially acceptable, especially since people are spending more hours at home because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This week our Trend Micro Check Team will educate us about these Common Tactics & Risks of Sports Betting Scams

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Top 4 Text Message Phishing Scams of the Week: Walmart, DPD, Amazon, and More!

  Be familiar with text scams also called SMS phishing, text message phishing, and “smishing“. This week here are the 4 types of text scams spotted by our Trend Micro Check Team.     Check your inboxes and spot these text scams.    

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FlyTrap Android Malware Is Taking Over Facebook Accounts

A new trojan malware found by the security research firm Zimperium hijacks approximately 10,000 Facebook users around the world. Popularly known as the Flytrap Trojan Malware. It targets the open-sourced Android software where users can easily download or install infected apps via third-party app st

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Spot the Scam: Jollibee / Publix Anniversay, USPS / DPD Delivery, COVID Relief Grant, and Amazon Phishing Scams

    The Trend Micro Check Team found 4 types of phishing scams this week. Check how these viral scams work and learn tips to avoid them:      Check your inboxes and spot these scams.     Anniversary Giveaway Scams   Jollibee   Jollibe

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Watch Out for These 2 Scams Targeting Tokyo Olympics 2020

  Tokyo Olympics started last July 23rd and everyone enjoys watching their favorite athlete fight for the gold. This week take a look at these 2 viral scams regarding the Tokyo Olympics 2020 from our Trend Micro Check Team.     Olympic ticket scams   Fake Olympic

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Spot the Scam: COVID-19 Relief, Illinois Government, Venmo, Amazon SMS, and Netflix Email Scams

  The Trend Micro Check Team found 4 SMS scams and 1 phishing email this week. Here is a preview of the viral scams that can help you in checking your inboxes.     COVID-19 Relief Phishing Text Messages   COVID-19 relief phishing page.    

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Summer Online Safety Tips for Kids

Here is a preview of the vital online safety practices that every parent or guardian should know.      - Connect only with persons you know      - Be cautious about the things you post online      - Avoid sharing too much information      

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Spot the Scam: Snapchat 2FA, Costco raffle, Amazon, Hulu refund, and PayPal verification

    This week the Trend Micro Check team spotted 3 SMS scams and 2 phishing emails     Did you experience receiving these SMS Scams? Tell us in the comment section.      Snapchat Verification Code Scam   Snapchat Verification Code Scam. Source: Twitter &

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Spot the Scam: Venmo, Coinbase, Walmart Survey, Dangerous Dating Sites, and Amazon Prime

  Here are the latest scams this week spotted by our Trend Micro Check Team.   Leave a comment if you see anything similar in your inbox?     Venmo Scams   Venmo Phishing Text Messages Venmo phishing text message. Source: Twitter       Fake

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Spot the Scam: Amazon Prime Day, Costco Raffle, Free Adidas Shoes, and Netflix Phishing Scams

  This week, here are the scams spotted by the Trend Micro Check Team.        Amazon Prime Day Fake 30th Anniversary Giveaway.   Fake 30th Anniversary Giveaway. Source: Rappler       Costco Raffle Scam   Costco raffle scam text

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Protect yourself from Qshing

This week the Trend Micro Check Team will share knowledge on how to protect yourself from Qshing. Let's start with a quick QR Code 101.    What is QR Code?   QR code or Quick Response Code is a type of matrix barcode or two-dimensional barcode that stores infor

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Travel Scams 101: How people get caught and how to protect yourself

Summer is coming! Here's a useful read from the Trend Micro Check Team about Travel Scams, their red flags, and how to protect yourself. Here are the Common Travel Scams.  Phishing emails from famous booking sites Booking.com phishing email. Source: Reddit     Fake web

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Cryptocurrency Scams: What You Should Know

This week, the Trend Micro Check team shares useful information about Cryptocurrency Scams and tips to protect yourself & your money.     4 Common Cryptocurrency Scams     1. Fake Cryptocurrency Websites   Fake bitcoin trading website. Source: Reddit &nb

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Virtual and Augmented Reality Threats. Are we prepared enough?

  Virtual and Augmented Reality, sounds futuristic, right? It is a new form of entertainment and also transforming experiences to make our lives easy. However, just like any new technology, it will be targeted for exploitation to be used for personal and monetary gains. With possible risks ahea

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Let’s Talk TikTok Challenges

  This week, we are featuring an article from one of Trend Micro's initiatives - Internet Safety for Kids and Families.     Let's talk about TikTok challenges. But first, what is TikTok? Tiktok is a social network for creating, sharing, and discovering user-generated videos. The app i

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Online Job Scams Survival Kit: What You Should Know and How to Avoid Them

How Job Scams Work   1. Scammers reach out to you through social media or text messages, claiming to be offering a too-good-to-be-true job opportunity.   Job scam coming through WhatsApp. Source: Reddit   2. There is no official interview; everything is done through online messa

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