XXI century cybercrime stats and what to expect in the 2020s
It is believed that a look back on the past can give valuable clues on what the future holds. How about applying this theory to cybercrime? From phishing and ransomware to mobile malware and cryptojacking, this century has already become a cradle of deleterious phenomena in this arena. This article encompasses some of the key cybercrime stats to date and outlines the top challenges that will likely emerge in the 2020s.
Remove fuq.com virus on Mac/iPhone and stop FuQ redirects in Safari/Chrome/Firefox
Adware and browser hijacking is not uncommon on Mac OS X, although Windows fares much worse in regards to the exposure of users to these threats. One way or another, there are online infections with cross-platform functionality that affect both of these major operating systems. One of these pests is fuq.com. It is an adult site, and it may seem that visiting it or not is up to the user. However, some people are automatically redirected to this page off and on, which is an outcome of a compromise on a Mac machine.
How to remove “Your Apple iPhone is infected” virus popups
Affiliate marketing is a great thing that bridges the gap between software publishers and buyers. Unfortunately, this industry is susceptible to abuse by malicious actors who seek to earn commissions in an unethical way. This is the kind of exploitation seen in a malvertising campaign that involves deceptive popup ads saying “Your Apple iPhone is infected” to push VPN tools for iOS or macOS devices.
How to ensure your internet anonymity (and possibly save money)
You may think that there are a lot of VPN services and that their number is constantly increasing. In fact, it is not so, it is the need to access particular websites has increased because of new restrictions imposed by various governments. At the same time, to use the services like Pandora, Spotify, Hulu, always required a VPN. But using VPNs to visit websites is only the tip of the iceberg.
Remove email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org fake email scam
Frauds are nothing new on the Apple arena. No wonder – fooling humans is easier than manipulating the thoroughly secured operating system. These campaigns can be much trickier than simply hoodwinking the recipients into clicking something sketchy. The online con artists might even spoof the email address and make it appear entirely legitimate, as is the case with the email@example.com scam.
Remove myntre.org telenet spam from iPhone, iPad and Mac
A new malware campaign primary targeting iPhone and iPad users is underway. The heads-up for the victims is that their web browser repeatedly forwards the traffic to myntre.org site for no apparent reason. The issue is serious because it’s not only the nuisance effect that the infected users experience, but it’s also about identify theft. Here’s an analysis of this campaign and effective cleaning tips.