Sugarcoated Romance Scams: Sugar Daddies, Sugar Mamas, and Sugar Babies caught in a Web of Scams

"A young woman has admitted trying to blackmail a 'sugar daddy' during a sexual rendezvous at her mother's house before he was attacked by two men with a tomahawk after a dispute over payment." So reads a recent story from the U.K. Not really the best date, but, what did this guy expect from a … Continue reading Sugarcoated Romance Scams: Sugar Daddies, Sugar Mamas, and Sugar Babies caught in a Web of Scams

Man-in-the-Browser Steals Your Bank Account

I personally don't use any smartphone banking apps. I guess I just know too much about how easily they can be hacked. Sure, maybe your bank will compensate you for any lost funds, but that isn't guaranteed. A lot depends on how quickly you report the loss. They may even decide that your behavior was, … Continue reading Man-in-the-Browser Steals Your Bank Account

A Free USB from Best Buy: The Gift that Keeps On Taking

When you get a free gift in the mail from Best Buy, you may be forgiven for being suspicious. Sure, maybe you shopped there before, and maybe you even bought a laptop there a few years back, but did this really qualify you for a free $50 gift card? Soon, however, rationalization sets in because … Continue reading A Free USB from Best Buy: The Gift that Keeps On Taking

Unity and Opportunism in the Time of Coronavirus

As Shakespeare noted, "Adversity makes strange bedfellows." So it is in the Time of Coronavirus. Who would have thought that cybersecurity firms would have the same goals as hackers? Some cybersecurity firms have agreed to offer their services free to hospitals and healthcare workers while they battle COVID-19. At the same time, some major ransomware … Continue reading Unity and Opportunism in the Time of Coronavirus