Security News

Walmart press release hoax causes Litecoin to spike 34%
2021-09-13 15:35

A fake Walmart press release stating that the retail chain would begin accepting Litecoin caused the cryptocurrency to jump by almost 35% this morning. The fake Walmart press release [archive] was released this morning at 9:30 AM and included made-up quotes from Walmart's CEO Doug McMillon and Litecoin creator Charlie Lee about the partnership.

“Instant bank fraud” hoax is back – don’t spread fake news!
2020-11-11 19:31

Typing in your login data on the fake site exposes your credentials to the crooks because your password is sent to them instead of to your real mobile phone provider. As you can see from the list above, it's theoretically possible that getting your mobile phone account password hacked might give the crooks a way in to your bank account too, especially if you used the same password on your banking site as elsewhere.

“Instant bank fraud” warning spread on WhatsApp is a hoax
2020-03-31 08:25

Last week we wrote about a WhatsApp hoax that was spreading widely, warning people to look out for a cybersecurity catastrophe that simply wasn't going to happen. The City of London Police in turn link you to UK National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre's ActionFraud website, where you will see that the "City of London Police hasn't issued any alerts about fake messages from Danske Bank.".

WhatsApp “Martinelli” hoax is back, warning about “Dance of the Pope”
2020-03-23 17:49

An IT colleague has advised that a video comes out tomorrow from WhatsApp called martinelli do not open it , it hacks your phone and nothing will fix it. If you receive a message to update the WhatsApp to WhatsApp Gold, do not click!!!!!

Another Facebook hoax: Robbers still throwing eggs at car windows?
2019-11-08 11:25

Bandits? Egg hurling?! Up to 92.5% visibility obscured??!! Don't share this turkey, but do let us know if you decide to test your wipers!

‘Privacy policy change’ hoax infects Instagram; it confirms it’s crud
2019-08-23 11:38

Multiple celebs fell for this one. Don't believe them - it's as much as a hoax as it's always been.

HOAX ALERT! Facebook ‘deadline’ on making your content public is fake
2019-08-21 13:28

There's no privacy Armageddon coming “TOMORROW!” If there was, you couldn't copy and paste your way out of it!

Hoax! Nope, hackers aren’t posting invisible sexual videos on your wall
2019-04-05 11:47

A Facebook hoax from 2011 is doing the rounds again. Don't fall for it, do something useful instead.

“Twitter 2007 multicolor” hoax – debunk it, don’t spread it!
2019-03-28 15:58

Hoaxers are saying you can unlock colorful new "features" in Twitter, but you'll probably lock yourself out instead.