British teenager George Duke-Cohan has been jailed for three years for making hoax bomb threats that closed hundreds of schools up and down the UK.
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Hundreds of British schools and colleges reported receiving bomb threats via email, and sent pupils home.
Another hoax warning spreads quickly on Facebook. Will people ever learn?
Earlier today my wife received a message warning of a virus that supposedly “formats your mobile” by accepting a video called “Sonia disowns Rahul”.
It’s amazing what some people believe…
A widespread hoax is being circulated between Facebook users, in the mistaken belief that posting the message will will give them more control over their privacy.
Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
“Detroit Woman Gives Birth to Her 14th Child from 14 Different Fathers” claimed satirical news website, as innocent woman is labeled ugly, fat and irresponsible.
David Bisson reports.
Whether the controversial Peeple app is real or fake is up for debate.
But one thing is for sure - it might teach us an important lesson about social media.
Bob Covello explains.
Can you tell the difference between a bottle of Balsamic vinegar and the CEO of a globally popular messaging app?
If not, you’re just the kind of person who could fall for a WhatsApp hoax which continues to do the rounds.
A widespread hoax claims that posting a message to your Facebook account means that the site will be legally forbidden to use your postings or information without your permission.
The Seattle Times is furious, after discovering that the FBI stole its identity… to catch a bomb hoaxer.
Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
Thousands of Facebook addicts are feverishly sharing a “news report” claiming that from November 1st you’ll be paying $2.99 every month to access the site.
Find out more in my article on the We Live Security blog.
A news story has been shared widely across social networks, claiming that the notorious killer Charles Manson has been granted parole.
Be careful what you believe on the internet…
Facebook users are spreading a message across the social network, claiming that Bill Gates will cough up $5000 if you share a photograph of him.
Obviously it’s nonsense - but approximately half a million Facebook users fell for the hoax.
A video of two girls fighting (and one of them getting clonked on the head with a shovel) has been spreading virally across social networks.
But did the young girl die? Facebook users would have you believe she did, but here’s the truth…
Sorry to disappoint millions of monster-hunters, but the picture that has been spread far and wide across the internet (and even into many newspapers) is *not* of the Loch Ness Monster.
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has understandably perplexed the world.
But think and check your facts before sharing content online. You might not only be in danger of looking like you’ve been duped, but helping to compound someone’s heartache.