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Temu joins APWG to Combat Online Fraud and Cyber Scams | #cybercrime | #computerhacker

Temu, the e-commerce platform known for its affordable quality merchandise, has joined the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG), a global coalition committed to fighting identity theft and online fraud. Founded in 2003, APWG brings together efforts from leading tech companies, financial institutions, top cybersecurity firms and governmental agencies to tackle cybercrime. This collaboration involves exchanging data, […]

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Online fraud takes on ominous proportions | #cybercrime | #computerhacker

Online fraud is becoming a veritable scourge with more than 3,000 cases recorded in 2023 alone, according to cybercrime authorities.  More specifically, 3,656 cases and 273 attempts were recorded, with only 627 solved so far, while the victims of fraud amounted to 3,733. These scams include attempts to capture personal passwords through misleading messages, including […]

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Top countries listed as global cybercrime hotspots | #cybercrime | #computerhacker

Nigeria came in fifth position with a general World Cybercrime Index score of 21.28. The researchers gathered the results after surveying about 100 cybercrime experts from around the world. Each of the experts was asked to identify the countries that contributed significantly to the sources of the five major types of cybercrime which include: Technical […]

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Nigeria ranks 5th in global cybercrime index | #cybercrime | #computerhacker

Nigeria has been ranked 5th  in a global report on sources of cybercrime activities, coming behind Russia, which ranked number one, and Ukraine, China, and the United States, which occupied the second, third, and fourth positions respectively. The report, which was described as the first-ever World Cybercrime Index, was produced by researchers from the Department […]

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Russian-language cybercrime operation mimics web3 games to target macOS, Windows | #cybercrime | #computerhacker

A new malware is faking web3 gaming initiatives to distribute infostealers across macOS and Windows platforms. A recent investigation by Insikt Group has unveiled a new Russian-language cybercrime operation targeting users with fake web3 gaming projects designed to distribute malware. A Russian-language cybercriminal campaign is exploiting Web3 gaming to spread infostealers on macOS & Windows. […]

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Russia ranks top; India at 10th place, specialises in ‘scams’ | #cybercrime | #computerhacker

Russia, Ukraine, and China have topped the World Cybercrime Index, which features the globe’s major cybercrime hotspots by ranking the most significant sources of cybercrime. Prepared by researchers from the Department of Sociology at the University of Oxford, the report ‘Mapping the global geography of cybercrime with the World Cybercrime Index’ shows Russia ranking number […]