Nigerian scammers scramble as IRS deadline looms

Friday, 7 April 2006, 12:45 AM EST

With the U.S. deadline for tax filing approaching, so-called "419 scams" are increasing as Nigerian fraudsters work overtime attempting to trick taxpayers.

"They love to take advantage of tax day," said Michael Lamont of Process Software, which closely tracks the activities of Nigerian scammers. "They use any kind of current event to suck people in." Tax returns are due to be filed April 17.

At InformationWeek.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Over 225,000 Apple accounts compromised via iOS malware

Researchers from Palo Alto Networks and WeipTech have unearthed a scheme that resulted in the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware. All in all, some 225,000 valid Apple accounts have been compromised.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Tue, Sep 1st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //