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Smashing Security #126: Zombie chickens and fast-food victims

What’s the worst that can happen if you join a Hollywood hard man’s Facebook page? What drove a man to hijack a website’s name at gunpoint? And can you solve the mystery of the Canadian Hamburglar?

Find out in the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast with Graham Cluley, Carole Theriault, and special guest Mark Stockley from Naked Security.


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Nine men arrested in United States for stealing millions through business email compromise and romance scams

Nine men have been arrested in the United States in connection with a string of scams that allegedly netted them a cool US $3.5 million.


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Scammer posed as actor Jason Statham to steal from fan

A British fan of actor Jason Statham was fooled into thinking she had formed an online relationship with the Hollywood hard man, after joining a Facebook fan page for the “Fast and Furious” star… and ended up losing hundreds of thousands of pounds.


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Smashing Security #115: Love, Nests, and is 2FA destroying the world?

Is two factor authentication such a pain in the rear end that it’s costing the economy millions? Do you feel safe having a Google Nest in your home? And don’t get caught by a catfisher this Valentine’s Day.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by B J Mendelson.


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Woman spends 2.5 years in Argentinian prison after falling victim to romance scam

“If you’ve been talking to someone online but you’ve never seen their face and they ask you for money, or to go overseas, just don’t.”

David Bisson reports.


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Nothing says love like a £1.6 million online dating scam

Two men tricked a woman into sending separate payments of cash totalling £1.6 million as part of an online dating site scam.

David Bisson reports.


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Spare a thought for those working this Christmas..

There are some groups of people for whom it’s just another day, who don’t have the luxury of taking some time off just because it’s December 25th. Yes, I’m talking about the spammers, the scammers, the cybercriminals, the identity thieves..


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Romance email scam drives father to suicide

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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April Fool: Sexy romances distract hackers from data theft, Sophos research proves

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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The spy who loved me: NASA, spyware, and online romance

It used to be the case that single men and women met down the pub, at pottery classes, or at the funfair just behind the dodgems. But today, with more and more people working longer hours, many – if not finding love in the workplace – are turning to internet dating websites for romance.


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