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OT But Scam Warning: Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears ofCovid-19



 
 
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Old March 13th 20, 10:24 AM posted to alt.os.linux,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android,uk.telecom.broadband
Java Jive
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Default OT But Scam Warning: Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears ofCovid-19

Apologies for the cross-posting, but this is a scam warning, and,
despite the fact that it's being sent to people who are tech-savvy
enough to use a ng reader, so is probably redundant, better safe than
sorry ...

"Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

Security experts say a spike in email scams linked to coronavirus is the
worst they have seen in years.

Cyber-criminals are targeting individuals as well as industries,
including aerospace, transport, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare
and insurance.

Phishing emails written in English, French, Italian, Japanese, and
Turkish languages have been found.

The BBC has tracked five of the campaigns."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51838468
  #3  
Old March 14th 20, 11:04 AM posted to alt.os.linux,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android,uk.telecom.broadband
Andy Burns[_5_]
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Default OT But Scam Warning: Coronavirus: How hackers are preying onfears of Covid-19

MissRiaElaine wrote:

According to that site, the highest count of any country outside China
is Singapore, with 40 cases. No mention of Italy whatsoever.


"Posted: February 10, 2020"
  #4  
Old March 14th 20, 03:37 PM posted to alt.os.linux,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android,uk.telecom.broadband
Shadow[_2_]
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Default OT But Scam Warning: Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:15:18 +0000, MissRiaElaine
wrote:

On 13/03/2020 17:33, lid wrote:
On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:24:48 +0000, Java Jive
wrote:

Apologies for the cross-posting, but this is a scam warning, and,
despite the fact that it's being sent to people who are tech-savvy
enough to use a ng reader, so is probably redundant, better safe than
sorry ...

"Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

Security experts say a spike in email scams linked to coronavirus is the
worst they have seen in years.

Cyber-criminals are targeting individuals as well as industries,
including aerospace, transport, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare
and insurance.

Phishing emails written in English, French, Italian, Japanese, and
Turkish languages have been found.

The BBC has tracked five of the campaigns."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51838468


Incredible people fall for it. Maybe not so incredible...


https://tinyurl.com/DELETIA

Andy


According to that site, the highest count of any country outside China
is Singapore, with 40 cases. No mention of Italy whatsoever.


SCAM WARNING - NEVER click on a shortened URL on Usenet or in
Emails,
Someone went to the trouble of hiding the real URL for a
reason.... and it's usually not a good one.
[]'s
--
Don't be evil - Google 2004
We have a new policy - Google 2012
  #5  
Old March 14th 20, 05:58 PM posted to alt.os.linux,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android,uk.telecom.broadband
Paul[_3_]
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Default OT But Scam Warning: Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

Shadow wrote:
On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:15:18 +0000, MissRiaElaine
wrote:

On 13/03/2020 17:33, lid wrote:
On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:24:48 +0000, Java Jive
wrote:

Apologies for the cross-posting, but this is a scam warning, and,
despite the fact that it's being sent to people who are tech-savvy
enough to use a ng reader, so is probably redundant, better safe than
sorry ...

"Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

Security experts say a spike in email scams linked to coronavirus is the
worst they have seen in years.

Cyber-criminals are targeting individuals as well as industries,
including aerospace, transport, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare
and insurance.

Phishing emails written in English, French, Italian, Japanese, and
Turkish languages have been found.

The BBC has tracked five of the campaigns."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51838468


Incredible people fall for it. Maybe not so incredible...

https://tinyurl.com/DELETIA

Andy

According to that site, the highest count of any country outside China
is Singapore, with 40 cases. No mention of Italy whatsoever.


SCAM WARNING - NEVER click on a shortened URL on Usenet or in
Emails,
Someone went to the trouble of hiding the real URL for a
reason.... and it's usually not a good one.
[]'s


https://tinyurl.com/ss2jo72 == https://preview.tinyurl.com/ss2jo72

That shows you:

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/social...ering/2020/02/
battling-online-coronavirus-scams-with-facts/?
utm_source=double-opt-in&utm_medium=email-internal-b2c&
utm_campaign=EM-B2C-2020-February-newsletter-Issue2&
utm_content=online-coronavirus-scams

before you click on it.

Some other URL shorteners use the "+" sign for link inspection.

Paul
  #6  
Old March 14th 20, 06:56 PM posted to alt.os.linux,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android,uk.telecom.broadband
Shadow[_2_]
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Default OT But Scam Warning: Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

On Sat, 14 Mar 2020 13:58:44 -0400, Paul
wrote:

Shadow wrote:
On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:15:18 +0000, MissRiaElaine
wrote:

On 13/03/2020 17:33, lid wrote:
On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:24:48 +0000, Java Jive
wrote:

Apologies for the cross-posting, but this is a scam warning, and,
despite the fact that it's being sent to people who are tech-savvy
enough to use a ng reader, so is probably redundant, better safe than
sorry ...

"Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

Security experts say a spike in email scams linked to coronavirus is the
worst they have seen in years.

Cyber-criminals are targeting individuals as well as industries,
including aerospace, transport, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare
and insurance.

Phishing emails written in English, French, Italian, Japanese, and
Turkish languages have been found.

The BBC has tracked five of the campaigns."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51838468


Incredible people fall for it. Maybe not so incredible...

https://tinyurl.com/DELETIA

Andy
According to that site, the highest count of any country outside China
is Singapore, with 40 cases. No mention of Italy whatsoever.


SCAM WARNING - NEVER click on a shortened URL on Usenet or in
Emails,
Someone went to the trouble of hiding the real URL for a
reason.... and it's usually not a good one.
[]'s


https://tinyurl.com/ss2jo72 == https://preview.tinyurl.com/ss2jo72

That shows you:

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/social...ering/2020/02/
battling-online-coronavirus-scams-with-facts/?
utm_source=double-opt-in&utm_medium=email-internal-b2c&
utm_campaign=EM-B2C-2020-February-newsletter-Issue2&
utm_content=online-coronavirus-scams

before you click on it.

Some other URL shorteners use the "+" sign for link inspection.


I know.
But posting

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/social-engineering/2020/02/battling-online-coronavirus-scams-with-facts/

Would have saved us the bother. And the tracking. All the URL
shorteners are trackers.
Why do people do it?
[]'s

Paul

--
Don't be evil - Google 2004
We have a new policy - Google 2012
  #7  
Old March 14th 20, 10:24 PM posted to alt.os.linux,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android,uk.telecom.broadband
Shadow[_2_]
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Default OT But Scam Warning: Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

On Sat, 14 Mar 2020 20:12:57 +0000, lid wrote:

On Sat, 14 Mar 2020 12:37:18 -0300, Shadow wrote:

On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 18:15:18 +0000, MissRiaElaine
wrote:

On 13/03/2020 17:33,
lid wrote:
On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 10:24:48 +0000, Java Jive
wrote:

Apologies for the cross-posting, but this is a scam warning, and,
despite the fact that it's being sent to people who are tech-savvy
enough to use a ng reader, so is probably redundant, better safe than
sorry ...

"Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

Security experts say a spike in email scams linked to coronavirus is the
worst they have seen in years.

Cyber-criminals are targeting individuals as well as industries,
including aerospace, transport, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare
and insurance.

Phishing emails written in English, French, Italian, Japanese, and
Turkish languages have been found.

The BBC has tracked five of the campaigns."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51838468


SCAM WARNING - NEVER click on a shortened URL on Usenet or in
Emails,
Someone went to the trouble of hiding the real URL for a
reason.... and it's usually not a good one.
[]'s


What an anagram of Newark

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/social-engineering/2020/02/battling-online-coronavirus-scams-with-facts/


That's ma boy. It works!

?utm_source=double-opt-in&utm_medium=email-internal-b2c&utm_campaign=EM-B2C-2020-February-newsletter-Issue2&utm_content=online-coronavirus-scams?

LOL.
[]'s
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Don't be evil - Google 2004
We have a new policy - Google 2012
  #8  
Old March 15th 20, 04:11 AM posted to alt.os.linux,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android,uk.telecom.broadband
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_3_]
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Default OT But Scam Warning: Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

On Sat, 14 Mar 2020 at 15:56:22, Shadow wrote:
[]
I know.
But posting

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/social...battling-onlin
e-coronavirus-scams-with-facts/

Would have saved us the bother. And the tracking. All the URL
shorteners are trackers.
Why do people do it?
[]'s

Because, particularly in news postings, long URLs get broken as they
pass through various systems and softwares, and the posters want their
readers to have something that remains clickable.

Some posters post the long version as well as the short one.

Paul

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Old March 15th 20, 07:41 AM posted to alt.os.linux,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android,uk.telecom.broadband
Snit
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Default OT But Scam Warning: Coronavirus: How hackers are preying onfears of Covid-19

On 3/14/20 9:11 PM, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
On Sat, 14 Mar 2020 at 15:56:22, Shadow wrote:
[]
***** I know.
***** But posting

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/social...battling-onlin
e-coronavirus-scams-with-facts/

***** Would have saved us the bother. And the tracking. All the URL
shorteners are trackers.
***** Why do people do it?
***** []'s


Because, particularly in news postings, long URLs get broken as they
pass through various systems and softwares, and the posters want their
readers to have something that remains clickable.

Some posters post the long version as well as the short one.


That is usually what I see as best practice, even if I do not do it as
often as I should. Had an extension that made a short URL for me but it
is no longer supported. Wonder if I can make my own?


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somehow superior by attacking the messenger.

They cling to their attacks and ignore the message time and time again.
  #10  
Old March 16th 20, 03:29 AM posted to alt.os.linux,alt.windows7.general,comp.mobile.android,uk.telecom.broadband
J. P. Gilliver (John)[_3_]
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Default OT But Scam Warning: Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

On Sun, 15 Mar 2020 at 00:41:49, Snit
wrote:
On 3/14/20 9:11 PM, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
On Sat, 14 Mar 2020 at 15:56:22, Shadow wrote:

[]
***** Would have saved us the bother. And the tracking. All the URL
shorteners are trackers.
***** Why do people do it?
***** []'s


Because, particularly in news postings, long URLs get broken as they
pass through various systems and softwares, and the posters want their
readers to have something that remains clickable.
Some posters post the long version as well as the short one.


That is usually what I see as best practice, even if I do not do it as
often as I should. Had an extension that made a short URL for me but it
is no longer supported. Wonder if I can make my own?


I'd be surprised if there isn't one available (probably several) to suit
whatever browser you use; can't see it'd be worth making your own unless
you have a good reason to. Any such will have to use some domain, so you
might as well use one of the existing ones that uses one of the common
ones. (FWIW I use ShortURL with current Chrome, and Shortly URL Shortner
with my old Firefox.)
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