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Arsenal Lotto scam spammed out via PowerPoint file

Arsenal Lotto scam spammed out via PowerPoint

Scammers use desperate measures in their attempt to trick you into believing you have won a lottery run by Arsenal Football Club.

Olympic Games and cyber attacks - be on your guard

Olympic Games and cyber attacks

With the Olympics coming to London, there may be opportunities for criminals, hacktivists and mischief-makers to make a high profile attack against the event's computer systems.

But what about your own computers, and your personal data and finances?

Beware Facebook lottery email scams!

Beware Facebook lottery email scams!

Congratulations! You've won the Facebook lottery!

But hang on - you never entered a Facebook lottery, so why do you think you've won one?

BBC Lottery: Have you won too?

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I must be the luckiest person on the planet - I keep winning lotteries!

Here's the latest notification - straight from Aunty Beeb herself, the BBC.

Protecting others from getting ripped off - online or offline

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I've just returned form an event organised by the Queenland cybercops.

The Seniors' Fraud Protection Symposium brought law enforcement, business and industry groups together to work to reduce the exposure of seniors to financially-oriented crimes.

I've won three million Euros from Bill Gates!

I've won three million Euros from Bill Gates!

Naked Security writer Graham Cluley announces his retirement, after winning three million Euros from Bill Gates.

You have won a lottery!!!

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Malware coming in the form of attachments is not unusual these days. However, malware can also be found in links provided within e-mails: According to its name,  "You have won!.pdf", it suggests to people that they have won some kind of a lottery. Read more…

Bogus lottery email carries fake anti-virus payload

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Most of us with email addresses are probably familiar with the phenomenon of lottery scams. An email arrives, claiming that you have won a substantial amount of money in a lottery you never participated in. Typically the email asks you Read more…

Bogus lottery letter ring busted by UK police

Bogus lottery letter ring busted by UK police

Normally Naked Security focuses on computer-related threats, but postal lottery scams are a menace that are particularly worth considering if you have elderly or vulnerable family members. Although many of us are all too accustomed to receiving their email-based cousins Read more…